Ishmael Adams never removed UCLA from his list of favorites but now that the Bruins are playing better - they've won three of their last four games - the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback said he's looking even more into the program.
Adams, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound four-star prospect, attended UCLA's victory over Arizona State last weekend and said he likes that the program appears headed in the right direction again.
"I never really lost interest in them," Adams said. "I was just looking more from a distance and checking in with them seeing how they were doing and watching the games they were playing.
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"It shows that they're starting to build back that program to where it used to be. I like that a lot so them winning helps out a lot."
One of the big things for Adams, rated No. 11 at cornerback and No. 119 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, is that coach Rick Neuheisel stays with the Bruins.
Neuheisel and Adams have developed a strong relationship over the years and the four-star said he hopes UCLA's coaching staff stays intact.
That could play a big factor in his decision-making process moving forward.
"It would be great if he could stay," Adams said. "I'm going to start looking more at the school and what they have to offer me and my opportunity to play there."
Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Notre Dame and Oregon are considered the other favorites for Adams, who's rated No. 16 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
He has already taken an official visit to Notre Dame and is planning trips to Arizona State and Cal. He's expected to visit with the Sun Devils when they host Arizona on Nov. 19 and then head to Berkeley sometime in early December. Other trips could be scheduled later on.
Oaks Christian closes out the regular season Thursday night at Newbury Park.