It has been a big couple of days for 2012 defensive back Ishmael Adams, who picked up an offer from Washington hours before his Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian club held on to beat Westlake, 29-28, to win the CIF Southern Section crown this past weekend.
Adams, a physical 5-foot-9, 165-pound cornerback who transferred from Dunwoody, Ga., now has offers from Washington and SMU and is especially excited about the Huskies because some Oaks Christian alums are on their roster.
"I got offered before the game during school," Adams said. "It's a big, up-and-coming program and they're getting things started up there.
"They got two players from Oaks Christian last year and they're just looking to build the program. It looks like it's going to be a good program. They beat USC last year so they're trying to do big things up there and it's great they want me to be a big part of it."
The SMU offer also isn't being taken lightly by Adams, who said he's especially impressed with the Mustangs' coaching staff.
"I just know they have a lot of pro coaches on their team, some of them used to coach in the pros," Adams said.
"All their coaches have communications with the pros and they have a connection there. For them to offer me I feel like I can have a chance to get to that which is really big."
More other offers could be on the way for the standout junior who excelled at numerous 7-on-7 events this past off-season including the Battle At The Beach in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Adams said Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Florida have all shown interest.