Adams Updates His Recruitment

One of the top uncommitted recruits in the West, RB Ishmael Adams is taking his official visits and narrowing his decision, which he will announce on January 7th at the Army All-American Bowl...

Oaks Christian's Ishmael Adams is busy preparing for playoffs, yet has not put recruiting completely on the back-burner. Adams recently took his official visit to Notre Dame, alongside teammate Jordan Payton, and returned to the west coast with rave reviews:

"I liked it...there was a lot of tradition and the school was beautiful. It was a real, real high tempo place to be in, because they were screaming like crazy, just on the walk towards the stadium. Whenever they scored, they were doing push ups in the was crazy. I enjoyed it a lot; just got to be there with a lot of friends, people I knew from 1925 and just a lot of high class athletes. It was a great place to be, just hanging out with the players and everything."

Adams also has his eye on UCLA, as the Bruins have continuously impressed him this season.

"I went to UCLA when they played Arizona State...that was a great game. It was just very surprising. They are really coming up to be a team together and just play as hard as they know they can. It's just continually doing it week to week, that's what they've got to work on. I enjoy watching them play; two games I thought were going to be not-so-close were close games with Cal and then with ASU the next week, and they won both of those games. They have the potential to be a great team, so I was excited to see that."

Adams will take his official visit to Arizona State this weekend and is also planning an official to Cal in December with Bears commit Bryce Treggs.

Though he is narrowing down the options, it will be a while before the announcement is made. "I can't name a leader yet," said Adams. "I'm looking at all schools and debating what is best for me, but I am going to annouce during the Army All-American game on January 7th."

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