Quick chat with UCLA recruit Ishmael Adams

Inside UCLA Campus Correspondent Jacob Ruffman also put together some quick interviews at the Above and Beyond Lineman camp yesterday at Spaulding Field. Ruffman is a recruiting enthusiast and a terrific young writer, and I hope to have him as a frequent presence to ramp up our recruiting coverage.
Enjoy….

Here’s Round 4 with 4-star CB Ishmael Adams, video at the end:

Ruffman: Why did you decide to come out and compete at this camp?

Ishmael Adams: “I just wanted to come check out the coaches and see how they work with the players and what their technique is.”

JR: So what did you think of the coaches in action?
IA: “I really like their coaching style. It’s different but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I just have to get used to it if I decide to come to UCLA. They aren’t willing to show you exactly what they want, they want you to show them – it’s cool.”

JR: Where does UCLA currently stand in your recruitment?
IA: “They are definitely in the top part of my group with Oregon, Washington, Colorado, ASU and Oregon State.”

JR: Do you have any timetable for when you’re going to make a decision?
IA: I’m definitely going to take all of my officials. I’m not sure if I’m going to commit before I take them or after or take it all the way to signing day.

JR: Do you know what you want to major in yet?
IA: “Dentistry.”

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  • Anonymous

    IA: “I really like their coaching style. It’s different but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I just have to get used to it if I decide to come to UCLA. They aren’t willing to show you exactly what they want, they want you to show them – it’s cool.”

    How come so many recruits says UCLA’s coaching style is so different. With losing season after losing season, obviously theres something wrong with that style. I gotta wonder if Dan Guerrero is checking out a new coach.

  • Semi-Pro

    The coaching staff is brand new this year. How can their coaching style have anything to do with the team’s performance in previous years?

  • mindshed

    Defense and offense apparently have different opinions on how to teach kids…

    JR: What did you think of him?
    BT: “Coach Johnson is great, I love his style. He’s very hands on, he doesn’t just tell you what to do he shows you how to do it. I like that.”

    JR: So what did you think of the coaches in action?
    IA: “I really like their coaching style. It’s different but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I just have to get used to it if I decide to come to UCLA. They aren’t willing to show you exactly what they want, they want you to show them – it’s cool.”

    Also, as an alumnus who is now in dental school, I wish I knew I could have majored in dentistry; it would have made life so much easier. Why am I spending $300k and adding an extra 4 years of education? Sheesh :P

  • Coach Thom

    I like Ishmael’s moves. He would be a great addition to our team.