Ishmael Adams was impressive during 7-on-7 events last summer, followed that up with a spectacular junior season and now major programs are getting involved with the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian prospect.
Adams, who rushed for 1,006 yards and 11 touchdowns and is also a shutdown cornerback, said USC has recently shown interest and he's excited because the Trojans have always been one of his favorites.
"They came up to the school and they talked to coach (Bill) Redell about me," Adams said. "I've been to a few games during the season and they said they're going to recruit me hard. They want me to get my highlight film done so they can see it.
"It's big. I always wanted to go to USC when I was little. I love watching them play. Reggie Bush was one of my favorite players and I always wanted to go there when I was little. Going up to see the campus and seeing how school life is will be great to go over there."
Miami has also shown interest in Adams, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound recruit who's originally from Dunwoody, Ga. Washington and Southern Methodist have already offered and Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Florida are showing interest.
Adams doesn't know too much about the Hurricanes yet but he's planning to send film to their new coaching staff and hopes to hear more soon from Miami and many other programs.
"Once I get it done, more schools will be interested," Adams said. "I had a really good postseason. During playoffs I did really well and my tape will be able to show the coaches what I can do.
"I really haven't talked to (Miami) that much but once I make my highlight film for the rest of the season it should attract them even more."