LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams of Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County, the No. 2 prospect overall in the 2013 class, did not practice Tuesday and his left ankle was in a brace.
Montravius Adams hopes to play in Friday's game.
But Adams doesn't think the injury is too serious.
He was hurt Monday in practice, and got carted away before the session ended.
According to Adams, trainers were at first fearful there might be a cracked bone in the ankle, but apparently it's a sprain. Adams still hopes to play in Friday's game.
Regarding his recruitment, Adams, who will visit Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and maybe Auburn, said a decision might not come until National Signing day.
He admitted his mother, a major influence in his life, likes Clemson and Georgia best. But in the end, he said it will be his decision to make, not mom's.
"I'm making the call, but she's helping," Adams said.
*Also on the injury front, another five-star prospect was banged up in practice. This time it was Mississippi State defensive end commit Chris Jones of Houston (Miss.), who went down late in Tuesday's session after hurting his shoulder. Jones was tended to by trainers on the field, then had the front of his left shoulder iced.
Later, Jones told 247Sports he had a "stinger" and expects to be fine.
Greg Gilmore got teased when LSU lost, but he remains all Tiger.
*While watching the action from the sideline Tuesday, Adams paid close attention to the other defensive linemen on his team. He said was particularly impressed with five-star ends Carl Lawson of Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton and Jones.
*No. 1 national recruit Robert Nkemdiche of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson said he hasn't spoken with any colleges yet this week as of Tuesday afternoon. LSU and Ole Miss are his leaders, with the Rebels believed the be the team to beat.
*LSU defensive tackle commit Greg Gilmore of Hope Mills (N.C.) South View said Tuesday the Gators still haven't stopped recruiting him. That said, he claims to be firm to the Tigers. "I love it there," Gilmore said. According to Gilmore, he caught a lot of grief from other players on hand when LSU lost to Clemson on Monday night. One of them that did some jawing was his roommate, offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder of Rockingham, (N.C.) Richmond. Crowder is a Clemson lean.
*Speaking of Crowder, while Clemson certainly is the team to beat, he did speak recently with Georgia, the other team he's considering. Crowder plans to visit the Tigers on Jan. 11 and likely will make an official to see the Bulldogs, too, before announcing. He may not make his decision known until signing day.
Crowder, the country's No. 3 offensive guard, did not practice Tuesday and is out for the game with a broken bone in his right hand.
With Crowder out, organizers added Florida offensive tackle commit Roderick Johnson of Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage. Johnson for the most part held his own Tuesday, until he went toe-to-toe with Nkemdiche. To his credit, he had a decent bit of success against Alabama commit DeMarcus Walker of Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood.
*South Carolina is the biggest threat -- and possibly a serious one at that -- to Georgia for cornerback Shaq Wiggins of Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, the longtime Bulldogs commit said Tuesday. He will visit the Gamecocks on Jan. 11. He also will take officials to Florida, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. According to Wiggins, though, right now it's a two-team race.
The question is, how has South Carolina made this move?
Is South Carolina a major player for Georgia commit Shaq Wiggins?
"Coach [Grady] Brown and Coach [Lorenzo] Ward, I've just been talking to them a lot," Wiggins said. "And talking to other players about how they're coached. I just like the way South Carolina would have me playing."
*Four-star offensive tackle Derwin Gray of Washington (D.C.) Friendship Academy, the country's No. 45 overall prospect, has been slowed a bit by a slight muscle tear in his shoulder that he sustained during the season. As of Tuesday, though, we're told he likely will play Friday. Gray is expected to have surgery to fix the issue after this week.
*Something to watch the rest of the event -- uncommitted Top247 receiver Stacy Coley of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Northeast had his right foot on ice after Tuesday's practice. He also was walking with a noticeable limp. The injury, and the extent of it, were not immediately known. The 6-feet-1, 175-pound Coley has had a pretty strong week thus far.
*Top247 outside linebacker Matthew Thomas of Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington will likely cancel his official visit to Southern California on Jan.18 and replace that trip with an official visit to nearby Miami. That is the Hurricanes' biggest visit weekend of the year. Thomas isbelieved to be a battle between Florida State and Miami.
"He's really raw. If someone teaches him, it's gonna get ugly." -- Lawson talking about the potential of Jones, the five-star defensive end.
Chris Nee contributed to this report.