Adams talks Irish

One of the newest offers on the Notre Dame recruiting board belongs to Ishmael Adams. Irish Eyes spoke with Adams about his interest in the school.

Styling his game after NFL defenders Joe Haden and Darrelle Revis has Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian cornerback Ishmael Adams working hard. The results have found the 5-foot-10, 182-pound Adams picking up scholarship offers from the likes of Washington, Arizona and Oregon. Now add Notre Dame to his growing list.

"Yes sir, I have been offered by Notre Dame," Adams told Irish Eyes on Thursday night. "I know it is a great program and has been that way for many years. They are a big rival of USC and I only know of one person who has played there, Jimmy Clausen."

One factor in Adams recruitment to Notre Dame could be weather.

"I know it gets cold there in the winter. I would like to see how cold it gets and everything, however, it should not be too much of a problem."

Irish fans have quickly learned Brian Kelly loves to recruit NFL legacy players. Adams fist the bill as his father, Stefon Adams, played for the Raiders, Browns and Dolphins during his NFL career after attending East Carolina.

Where does Notre Dame fit at this early stage of the recruiting process?

"It is too early for a top list. Notre Dame would be one of the top schools on my list as it is an honor to receive an offer from them. The coaches are really into me and have me on their high priority list."

As for his game, Adams knows work is still needed before he will become a finished product.

"I need to improve my footwork and the placement of my feet. I also need to be more patient at the line. I feel I'm very good at the line and have good hips."

Adams has been receiving advice from Keyshawn Johnson and Brian Kelly during the process as he played on their All-Star Elite team.

Irish Eyes will continue to check back with Adams for more on his recruitment from Notre Dame.


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