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More offers arrive for Adams

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Ishmael Adams continues to pick up offers as college coaches recognize the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian standout is one of California's top cornerbacks.
Oregon, Colorado and Georgia Tech are the three latest offers for Adams, a feisty and physical 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospect who's included in the Rivals 250 to watch list. Arizona State, North Carolina, SMU and Washington have also offered.
The Ducks are definitely a big offer for Adams, who said he loves the reputation Oregon's defensive backs have developed over the years and that the facilities and program in general stand out to him.
"It's a great program," Adams said. "It has great facilities. I watched them last year and throughout the years when I was in Georgia and I like the program, I like the jerseys and they have great defensive backs. They show it on the field. People talk about their DBs all the time.
"It shows that they're producing, winning games and everything and not just playing them. It shows they're trying to win championships. Their defense is very good and they have great schemes. Their defensive backs show it on the field. They're always making plays so their coaching staff is doing a great job."
USC commit Jordan Payton, a teammate of Adams' at Oaks Christian, recently visited Colorado's campus during a recent vacation and relayed good things about Boulder. Adams, who's in no rush to make a commitment, said he's going to do more research on the Buffaloes.
"I know a little about them," Adams said. "I know they have a new coaching staff. I talked to Jordan a little bit and he said he liked the campus and everything.
"He liked the jerseys, too. We talked about it. He went to Colorado for a vacation with a friend and they visited the school and he said he liked it. I'm going to take a look at it online."
Over the next couple months, Adams said he's going to consult with his uncle, Keyshawn Johnson and others about narrowing his list to five schools and then eventually make a decision. Johnson is close to him because Adams works out with the 1925 All-Stars, a Southern California 7-on-7 team.
There's no set date for Adams to cut his list or even make his college choice but keeping the list under control is a priority moving forward.
"I'm not really rushing it," Adams said. "I'm getting down to my top five right now, just trimming them down to see where I want to go.
"I'm not sure what it is yet or anything but I'm not rushing the process. I'm focused on school now but once summer comes and my football season at Oaks comes I'm going to really cut it down."
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