Two Lead for Ishmael Adams

Ishmael Adadms, the four-star cornerback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, attended UCLA's Skills Camp over the weekend and discussed which of his 15 scholarship offers are standing out...

On Sunday, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback Ishmael Adams showed-up at UCLA's Skills Camp to take a closer look at UCLA's program.

"It has been a real good experience. I like the defensive back coaches and how they're coaching, and connecting with me. I am getting a chance to evaluate other players that are participating today, and see what areas of my game I need to work on," said Adams.

15 schools in various conferences have already offered Adams, but the majority of his offers have come from the Pac-12 Conference.

"I have offers from everybody in the Pac-12 except for USC, Cal and Stanford. I also have offers from Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and SMU," said Adams.

In our interview, Adams identified his top-three programs: Oregon, UCLA and Washington.

Oregon- "I really like coach Neal. I like speed, and that is what they're promoting out there. They help out a lot with helping you get to the next level and be successful," said Adams.

UCLA- "They're trying to change around the program, and I have a thing for underdogs, and trying to change programs and make them great. Also I know I could get a good degree out here, which is really important to me."

Washington- "I have connected really well with their defensive back coach, we have talked a lot. They are doing something big up there. They just won their bowl game and I saw that, and how well they played in that game."

Adams is still searching to find a special connection with a program. He is waiting for a gut feeling, which hasn't happened yet.

"I haven't found that thing yet. UCLA and Oregon have me tied. If it comes down to it I will just have to look to my support team around me, which is my mom, uncle and my coach. I will probably have to stay in state at UCLA," said Adams.

Adams is hoping to find what he is looking for soon, so he can make his decision by the end of summer and focus on his upcoming senior season.


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