Scottsdale Saguaro standout Corey Adams has pared down his college choices to Arizona State and Ohio State.
The five-star defensive tackle had previously been considering Southern California, but Saguaro coach John Sanders said Friday the Trojans are out of the running.
“S.C. is out,” Sanders said. “I told Corey to call Pete Carroll and wish the best of luck to him.”
Sanders believes the departure of defensive coordinator Nick Holt to Washington played a role, although it wasn’t the only determining factor.
Adams has been mum on his choice, though Sanders thinks he is leaning toward ASU.
Adams will make his decision on national letter of intent signing day, which is Feb. 4.
Ohio State said it would wait past that deadline if Adams still couldn’t decide, but Sanders said that won’t be necessary.
“It won’t happen before, and it won’t happen after,” Sanders said.
Tennessee and Washington have been trying to get Adams to use his final visit to their campuses, but he likely won’t use it.
“It’s Ohio State or ASU,” Sanders said.