Cal is the leader for Ishmael Adams but the four-star cornerback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian who might have been really close to a commitment in recent weeks said now he plans to wait through his senior season to make his decision.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospect visited with the Golden Bears this past weekend and loved everything he saw in Berkeley and said that they are the top team in his recruitment at this point.
"It went great," Adams said. "I like the facilities they're building and I like the area so I like it there right now. They have basically everything. The facilities, the weight room, they're just showing me great things up there and I'm looking forward to going back and seeing it.
"Right now I'm just going to wait until signing day to make my decision then or I could make it at the Army game."
Rumors had persisted in recent weeks that Adams, rated No. 10 at cornerback, No. 98 in the 2012 class and No. 16 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, was extremely close to making his decision.
But the Oaks Christian standout who shined this summer with Keyshawn Johnson's 1925 All-Stars 7-on-7 team said he wants to reevaluate all his options, take other visits and then finalize things after his senior football season.
A little more time is all Adams is looking for.
"I just want to sit back and review all my options and make sure I'm making the right decision," Adams said.
"I have an idea of what I want but I want to make sure that it's the right place. I want to see other schools and reevaluate things one more time."
Before Adams makes his commitment, he said he'd like to check out Notre Dame, Oregon and Oregon State. Arizona State and UCLA are also in the running but the Golden Bears could be tough to beat.
"Cal is my leader," Adams said.