By USA TODAY High School Sports | November 16, 2016 12:57 pm ET
For many schools, having an Under Armour All-American is a rare treat. For Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic, it was extra special since the Vikings were able to celebrate a pair of honorees.
On Wednesday, David Adams was presented his Under Armour All-American Game jersey, along with teammate CJ Thorpe, at a ceremony at their school as part of the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“I think it shows how hard we work at our school,” Adams said. “To have two Under Armour All-Americans at the same school is a hard thing to do, and it just shows how hard we work and we’re both honored to be included.
“(The ceremony) was amazing. It’s an honor to have my coaches, teammates, and family here to support me.”
Adams, a linebacker who has committed to play at Notre Dame, says he’s excited about the opportunity to play the nation’s best, as well as learn under a college football legend.
“I love competition and I’m excited to play against all the top guys,” Adams said. “And the LBs coach is (former Penn State standout) Lavar Arrington, so I’m extremely excited to learn a bunch from him.”
As for Adams’ future, he didn’t seem terribly worried about the Irish’s down year, and with good reason.
“They’re having a rough year, but they have a lot of talent on that team,” he said. “I’m just excited to contribute to the team, and help them out in any way that I can.”