UA Day 1 Notes

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Who got the most action on Day 1 of practice for Friday's Under Armour All-America Game?

Dee Liner hurt his shoulder Monday, but said he thought he'd be fine.

Possibly the trainers.

Throughout the three-hour session at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, several players visited the training tent for one reason or another. Among those that stopped by: Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams, offensive guard Tyrone Crowder, receiver Jordan Cunningham, Auburn defensive tackle commit Dee Liner, Southern California running back commit Ty Isaac, linebacker Trey Johnson and Auburn defensive end commit Carl Lawson.

Most of the issues didn't seem to be all that serious.

However, the ankle injury that Adams is dealing with is worth watching in the coming days.

More than once, the 6-feet-4, 310-pounder, who is considering Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Georgia, was seen walking slowly off the field. By midway through the practice, he was being tended to by trainers, who had him remove his cleats so they could ice his left ankle. The ankle later was wrapped, and he was taken away on a cart about a half hour before practice ended.

Adams texted 247Sports on Monday night to say he had a "sprained ankle."

Asked his status for Friday's game, he replied, "I'm playing."


Robert Nkemdiche says LSU and Ole Miss are in front.

*Top247 athlete Sebastian LaRue of Santa Monica (Calif.), who has designs on playing receiver in college and is a current Southern California commit, will visit Texas A&M on Jan. 18 and Notre Dame on Jan. 25. His verbal to the Trojans has to be considered "soft" right now. Texas A&M might be one to watch here. LaRue visited the Aggies last summer, and a member of his high school's coaching staff has ties to that program.

*Four-star back Tarean Folston of Cocoa (Fla.) will announce at Friday's game. He already knows where he's going, and the odds look good for Notre Dame, though he also mentions Florida State and Oregon. The Irish are losing two backs, and that is appealing. According to Folston, he's also cool with the idea of being in the same class as fellow four-star running back Greg Bryant, a Floridian already committed to the Irish.

*Three-star receiver Jordan Cunningham of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School is planning to take officials in January, but no dates are set. Alabama and Florida State are two programs that he'll probably check out. Although he claims no leader, the feeling is Stanford is the team to beat … for now. Look for the Seminoles to turn up the heat now that they've parted with former FSU commit Tony Stevens.

*Uncommitted four-star defensive end Tim Williams of Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab will begin taking his officials next week, with visits going to Alabama, Miami, Florida State and LSU. We're hearing the Tigers may have backed off a little, and Williams might not be a take for the Tide. In other words, it wouldn't be a shock if Williams ended up playing his college football in the Sunshine State.

*Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips, four-star saftey Marcell Harris, a Gators commit, said he is still working on enrolling early. However, with classes at Florida starting next Monday, we are hearing that Harris will have to delay his enrollment until this summer. Harris is recovering from an MCL injury, and that will keep him out of this week's practices and game.

*Three-star receiver Ra'Shaad Samples of Dallas (Texas) Skyline) will visit Kentucky on Jan. 11, but remains solidly committed to Oklahoma States -- the school of preference for his parents. Why are the Wildcats getting a visit? It's became of Samples' relationship with Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown, who previously coached at Texas Tech, a school that Samples liked quite a bit during his recruitment.

*No. 50 national prospect Ryan Green, an all-purpose back from St. Petersburg Catholic, is getting in his first football action this week since sustaining a torn labrum three months ago. Rather than working at his normal position, the Florida State commit is at receiver. After a couple drops early, he found his rhythm.

*Four-star offensive lineman Denver Kirkland of Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington, who played tackle in high school, is at guard this week, which is probably his more natural position. He certainly looked comfortable there Monday at practice. Kirkland is uncommitted, with Florida State, Miami and South Florida being the main teams involved.


*"I never had a favorite at any time" -- No. 1 national prospect Robert Nkemdiche, who said LSU and Ole Miss are his favorites, but added that Alabama and Clemson are still at least somewhat in the mix.

Gerry Hamilton, Chris Nee, Josh Newberg and Luke Stampini contributed to this report.

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