Dustin Adams, formerly of Minot, ND, has decided to transfer back to the state of North Dakota and will enroll at UND for the spring semester. Adams will be eligible to play immediately for the UND football team. He spent this past fall as a freshman at Northern Illinois University, which recently won the MAC Championship and lost to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Adams was recruited to NIU by former UND OL coach Rod Carey, who at the time was the NIU OL coach but has since been promoted to the head coach.
As a senior at Minot High School, Adams was an All-State selection and was the highest rated recruit in the state for 2011-2012. He initially committed to Hawaii while in high school but with the firing of their head coach he had second thoughts and that is when NIU got involved. It came down to UND and NIU and he chose the Huskies right before signing day. However, he is interested in Petroleum Engineering, which is why he is transferring back to UND to attend school and play football.
Adams, 6’3″-306, will play offensive line and be a redshirt freshman for UND this coming fall, meaning he has 4 years of eligibility left.
This is a very nice addition to the offensive line, which lost three seniors this past year and is still trying to solidify itself with a solid two-deep across the line. We don’t expect Adams to immediately come and start because he is still a freshman but he will definitely be a factor as time goes on.