The Latest from Ishmael Adams

The nation's #17-ranked cornerback back, Oaks Christian's Ishmael Adams, has a few new schools showing him interest, and discusses the schools he's thinking about heading into his senior season...

Scout.com had a chance to catch up with Ishmael Adams, the four-star cornerback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, while he competed with his team at the Battle of the Beach at Edison High School in Huntington Beach.

Adams has been busy playing in the 7on7 circuit with the 1925 All-Stars in various tournaments the last couple months. Adams was enthusiastic about the fact that he is now getting to focus on playing with his high school team.

"I have been real busy with 1925 and getting work from BK, it was really fun coming out here and getting back with my team after having a break. Seeing my coaches and getting back into the groove of things so we can head toward our goal this year, which is to win state," said Adams.

Adams discussed his recent recruitment activity.

"I have been talking to a few new schools, like Rutgers. They are really interested in me," said Adams. "I really like their defensive backs coach, Jeff Hafley, and the fact that he coached at Pitt with Darrelle Revis. I really like Darrelle Revis as a player, his game has elevated the whole league."

Adams has received 15 offers from various schools all over the country. The majority of his offers have come from schools in the Pac-12 Conference.

"I have been offered by everyone in Pac-12 except for USC, Stanford and California. I also have offers from Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, SMU and Notre Dame," said Adams.

Adams and some of his teammates have been in discussion about choosing a school together.

"I few of us from 1925, as in me, Jordan Payton , Zach Hernandez, and a few other players, have all been talking about wanting to go to Cal together," said Adams. "Cal interests me because they always have great defensive backs, and their DB coach has done a great job. They do a great job at recruiting. So even though they have a lot of people doesn't mean I won't have a chance to play. I am always looking to work hard, and to get a spot on the field no matter where it is…. I don't have an offer from them yet, but I have been in contact with them a lot."

Cal is one of the schools Adams is still hoping to receive and offer from. Adam discussed which of the schools on his offers list are starting to standout.

"I am really like UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State. But I am sitting back and watching what's happening up there with Oregon's recruiting staff, it's a situation they are having to deal with right now," said Adams. "I attended UCLA's camp where I got to sit back and watch them work as coaches and see how they do things up there, and see what I like and what I don't like. Obviously I liked a lot of it, and I am looking forward to going up there and talking to them again. I am think I will maybe take an official there."

Adams isn't ready to narrow down his list just yet. First, he wants to wait till the end of the summer to see what other offers come his way.

"I am really just trying to sort out all my options and decide where to take my officials after I see what my options are at the end of the summer. I am also possibly hoping I can make a good choice and hopefully commit to a school before my season starts," said Adams.


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