Ishmael Adams said he had a great time during his official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend, so good that the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback said the Irish will stay in his recruitment along with the Pac-12 schools he's considering.
"I had a great time," Adams said. "I spent a lot of time with the players and it was great seeing that game with a lot of tradition behind it. I enjoyed hanging out with all the prospects and we just chilled out.
"There was a great feel to it. I was even more surprised that it was that electric after I found out only 8,000 students go there. It was a full stadium and I was glad to see it that way."
Arizona State, Oregon and Cal are the three other major contenders for Adams, a four-star prospect who's rated No. 11 at cornerback and No. 119 in the 2012 class by Rivas.com. Notre Dame is definitely still in the race, too.
"They're in the mix with the other three schools I have," Adams said.
"It's going to be a very hard choice to make but I'm going to take my other officials and try to narrow it down as much as I can. I'm looking forward to making these last few trips. It's been a great experience."
Adams said he will visit Cal sometime in December and he's trying to set up an official trip to Oregon as soon as possible. Seeing a game in Autzen Stadium is important to Adams, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospect.
Oregon hosts Washington State this weekend and then plays USC and Oregon State on back-to-back weekends in November to close out the regular season. Adams is hoping to get to Eugene for one of those three games.
"I really want to experience the stadium and how their fans are so I'm going to try to make it as soon as they have their next Saturday home game," Adams said.
One other team still has a fighting chance. Adams said he might take another look at Washington since he's impressed with that coaching staff and program and doesn't want to count the Huskies out just yet.
"My uncle talked to me about looking at Washington again," Adams said. "They're doing a terrific job right now but I haven't talked to the coaches in a while. I want to talk to them and see how they're doing."