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Pac-10 favorite for Adams

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Ishmael Adams is nowhere near making his decision but a few Pac-10 schools are standing out - mainly Oregon, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon State and Colorado - and the Ducks could be considered a slight frontrunner.
"Oregon is really getting to me," Adams said this past weekend at a 7-on-7 tournament in Redondo Beach, Calif.
"I like coach (John) Neal a lot and I like how he recruits. I want to take an unofficial up there and possibly an official during the season."
Since Adams, from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, is being so heavily recruited new teams are constantly popping on his list with UCLA, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC and Vanderbilt being some of the other teams that Adams has mentioned as being under consideration.
Playing in the Pac-10 is probably preferable at this time but Adams said he wouldn't oppose going to the SEC or ACC since he's originally from Dunwoody, Ga., and his father still lives in the area.
"There's a chance I could do that," Adams said. "The SEC is a great conference and I would love to play in those defenses, see how it is and get a feel for it.
"My dad is in the east and my mom is in the west. I'm really close to my mom and she doesn't care where I go as long as it's where I want to go."
Adams, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound four-star cornerback who's rated No. 98 nationally by Rivals.com, said he wants to trim his list down this summer and he could make his college choice before the season.
If he doesn't, Adams would probably wait until around National Signing Day to pick his school.
He has already taken an unofficial visit to UCLA and likes how the coaching staff treats him but wants to take other trips before seriously considering a decision. At least one or possibly two trips to Oregon could take place before Adams makes his commitment. Others could happen as well.
In total, Adams has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, SMU, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
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