June 9, 2009
Offers trickling in for Ashburn
With spring practice in the books and summer here, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis defensive end Walker Ashburn is beginning to see offers steadily arrive from college programs around not only the state of Louisiana but the country.
Currently, Ashburn is up to seven scholarship offers from Nebraska, Southern Miss, Stanford, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, Southeastern and SMU.
"UL-M and Stanford were my two most recent ones," Ashburn said. "Stanford came to our practices a couple of times and watched the D-Line the whole time. Coach Lance Anderson came. They sent me an email saying give them a call and I gave them a call and they said they were sending me an offer.
"UL-M had a camp at John Curtis the other day and I got one from that. I have a few friends from Curtis that go there. They're supposed to be turning the program around and they're ranked pretty high in the NCAA as far as defense."
Ashburn's offer out of the Stanford staff impressed him because of what Jim Harbaugh has been able to do in a short period of time.
"I know Coach Harbaugh is there turning that around," he said. "I know they're playing USC this year and all those big schools so I'm quite interested to see who that turns out. I know they beat USC a few years back."
Currently, Ashburn is visiting family in Michigan and plans to camp at Toledo while he is in the area. After that, his schedule slows down considerably as far as camps but that doesn't mean that his recruitment will slow down.
"Baylor has been talking to me a lot," he said. "The same with Virginia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and LSU. Pretty much those seven [that have offered] have been showing the most interest. I've been trying to do as much research as I can on those schools and I'd like to try and visit all of them if I can whether it's officially or unofficially."
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