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Evan Adams Heading to Syracuse

Will play Division 1 football on a full scholarship

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Norwalk, CT | Added on February 04, 2015 At 09:59 PM

Evan Adams is going from wearing a lot of green and white on the field to orange and blue after signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Syracuse University on Wednesday afternoon, a promise he made to someone very special in his life.

"He made a promise to his dad before he died that he would get a college education. We never thought he'd be 6'6" and 300 lbs. He has come so far and I am so proud of him," said Evan's mom Alisa Adams.

"I didn't think I would be here today. I thought I'd just be another kid. I honestly thought I wouldn't graduate. I thought I would just pick up a trade but with the love and support of my family, my teachers and my friends, I am here today," said Evan.

The Norwalk High School offensive lineman will playing for the Division 1 team on a full scholarship.

"It's just a relief knowing where I'm going to go. Now my mom doesn't have to worry where I'm going to go to school" said Evan. 

Although he's not sure what he wants to study, Evan is interested in a few areas of study. "I like business so that is something that I am going to look into. Their communications program is aggressive but I do like commuunications but I don't know yet." 

His coach and mom agree, as one of the captains of the Bears,  Evan sets an example for his teammates and for Norwalk.

Head Coach Sean Ireland said, "It just shows that hard work pays off. It really does. It shows you don't have to go to a private school to get noticed. You can come right here to Norwalk High, get a great education in a great environment and you will get noticed."

"I'm not nervous. I'm just thankful to be here," said Evan.

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