Coaches from across the country are starting to recognize that Ishmael Adams is one of the top cornerbacks in California and they're scrambling to get the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian prospect on campus this spring.
Auburn is the latest school to get involved with Adams, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound recruit who played with the 1925 All-Stars this past weekend in the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 in Las Vegas.
Adams, originally from Dunwoody, Ga., is excited the Tigers are involved and he's trying to figure out a way to go see the campus soon.
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"I'm still talking to Auburn and they want me to come down in the spring or anytime that I can make it to come visit them," Adams said.
"Auburn is pretty new and that's the first SEC school coming toward me. They want me to come out there and I'm really excited about that."
Adams is planning a visit to Oregon's junior day coming up in the next few weeks and he also wants to make it to Washington. Both coaching staffs have been seriously involved with him over the last couple months.
UCLA's coaching staff is also getting more interested and they've asked Adams to come down to campus for a day to check everything out. Adams said he's happy that his recruitment is picking up even more and plans to take trips to all those Pac-10 schools soon.
"Washington is building a really good connection with me," Adams said. "The Oregon coaches are always talking to me and they want me to come up to camp.
"They send me multiple letters about the camp so my mom and I are going to go up for their junior day. UCLA also wants me to come to visit. It's been getting really busy."
So far, Adams has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oregon, SMU, UCLA and Washington. In his junior season, he rushed for 1,006 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 52 tackles and four interceptions on defense.