Ishmael Adams was one of the many top prospects that went to UCLA's recruiting meet-and-greet this past weekend and the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian was impressed by what he heard and saw during the trip.
The Bruins remain one of the contenders for Adams, a four-star cornerback who has already visited Arizona State, Cal and Notre Dame.
"It was great talking to the coaches and seeing what they have planned for the future," Adams said of his UCLA trip. "I know a few of them already so it was exciting to see them there.
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"(Coach Jim Mora) was talking about the direction of the program. They are a serious contender. I've always looked at UCLA."
Adams, rated No. 12 at cornerback and No. 122 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, has two more official visits to take and would prefer to schedule more trips but he's facing a time crunch in the next few weeks.
The Oaks Christian standout said he wants to see some other schools but because he plans to make his commitment at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl then he might not have any time left.
"I have two more officials left and I'm wondering if I should take them," Adams said.
"Everyone is telling me to take them so I'm just figuring out when to take them. I would like to commit at the Army game and this upcoming week I have to be somewhere and the week after that it's the Army game so I'm just figuring out when to take them and where."
Adams said he has no specific schools in mind for his final visits. Whether or not Adams takes them at some point before National Signing Day is still undetermined.
Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA are considered the favorites for Adams, rated No. 20 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.