BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Ishmael Adams played his usual tough and intense style at cornerback during the 1925 All-Stars 7-on-7 team tryout Sunday at St. John Bosco and it's been working for him with new interest and offers arriving all the time.
Washington is one of three offers for Adams, who said he plans to visit with the Huskies later in the spring and that he would consider committing if everything went well.
With so much interest coming in the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback plans to take his time with recruiting but his comments were definitely a positive sign for Washington moving forward.
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"Washington is on me real hard," Adams said. "I've really been taking notice of that and who they got last year. I'm going to look at them real hard and see where I could come in and play.
"Right now, with the three offers I have, Washington is in the lead. I'm going to be going up there later in the spring to check out one of their practices. If I like it and I like how it is, atmosphere and everything, (a commitment) is a possibility."
SMU offered a while back and Arizona State is the newest offer for Adams, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in his junior season but projects as a cornerback in college.
The Sun Devils first noticed Adams when their coaching staff recruited Dillon van der Wal at Oaks Christian and he was committed to Arizona State before making a late switch to Vanderbilt.
Still, Arizona State has pursued Adams and the Sun Devils definitely have his interest.
"They've been coming up to the school lately checking on Dillon before he switched commitments and they were talking to me," Adams said. "They said they want me to come to their junior day so they can check on me and everything.
"After signing day, they came and offered me. They're really picky about who they want, real talent. They looked at my film again, my new one, and they liked me as a player and thought I could come in and play."
Schools from across the country are interested in Adams, who's originally from Dunwoody, Ga., with Tennessee, USC, UCLA and Cal showing the most recent interest.