4-star CB Adams Visiting ND; Decision Close?

Oaks Christian High (Westlake Village, Calif.) four-star cornerback Ishmael Adams will be on Notre Dame's campus this weekend to watch the Irish face USC, and IrishEyes.com has the latest on him.

A pair of Oaks Christian High (Westlake Village, Calif.) teammates will be on Notre Dame's campus this weekend for official visits, but in very different places in their recruitment.

While four-star receiver Jordan Payton has Michigan as his leader and plans to announce his decision Oct. 25, four-star cornerback Ishmael Adams continues to take his time in the process.

"I have no idea with where Ishmael is going," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "I believe his schools are UCLA, California, Notre Dame and Arizona State."

Redell added he Adams wanted to make the trip to South Bend, Ind., for Saturday's game against USC to see the campus, develop a deeper relationship with the coaching staff and experience the game day atmosphere.

However, he plans on taking his time before making a decision.

"I think he's going to pull the hat trick in the (U.S.) Army game," Redell said.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Adams is being recruited to play cornerback, but he also is Oaks Christian's running back. He carried 52 times for 414 yards and five touchdowns, and has made 14 tackles from his cornerback spot.

"He's a real good cover guy, a shutdown cornerback with a great vertical," Redell said. "He can probably reverse dunk a basketball he can jump so well. He's a 10.5 (second), 10.6 in the 100 meters. He's quick and tough and can tackle."

Redell compared Adams' ability to that of former Oaks Christian and current Oregon cornerback Anthony Gilden.

"(Adams) is pretty high, right up there with Anthony Gilden, with his ability," Redell said. "He's certainly up there. I think he can go some place and play early. It depends what depth is like as a corner, but I think he has the chance to play early."


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