Notre Dame added their 15th commitment to the class of 2015 when three-star running back Josh Adams (Warrington, Penn. Central Bucks South) made his pledge to the Fighting Irish public on Monday. Adams camped at Notre Dame on the 20th and picked them over offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Boston College and Temple.
The 6-, 208-pound running back actually informed Notre Dame coaches of his commitment on Wednesday but made the news public today that the nation’s No. 379 overall prospect regardless of position, No. 28 running back and No. 7 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania will be a part of the Irish backfield in 2015.
“I called (running backs) coach Tony Alford and he let me talk to all of the coaches,” Adams tells Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “I talked to coach (Brian) Kelly. They were all excited. My parents loved Notre Dame, too. Just the experience there alone was great. I couldn’t stop thinking about it once I got home. A bunch of schools game me a great opportunity. This decision benefits me and my family the best. Beyond life and outside of football. They have great academics and everything I need to be successful.”
Adams had his junior season cut short when he tore his ACL but as sophomore, Adams carried 255 times for 2,089 yards and 28 touchdowns. He boasts 4.5 speed in the 40 and carries a 3.8 grade-point-average demonstrating that he can be a great fit for the academic and athletic challenges he’ll see in South Bend.
With the commitment of Adams, Notre Dame now owns the nation’s No. 8 recruiting class according to the 247Sports team rankings.