Adams, who played last season as a freshman, was listed at 6-foot-2 and 349 pounds. Pelton said that he is around 335 now, with a target weight of 315-320 pounds. Last season, Adams was used in goal-line and short-yardage situations, but was limited to playing two or three snaps at a time because his conditioning level was not high enough to stay on the field longer. He played in nine games and was credited with seven tackles.
“He’s moving a little bit better,” Pelton said. “He really needs to be a player for us next year.”