Youngblood witnesses ASU big win

With offers from Memphis and Arkansas State, Alabama defensive lineman John Youngblood decided to attend the Red Wolves home opener. He wasn't disappointed in his visit, coming away with Arkansas State perhaps his early leader.

Arkansas State performed great in its last home contest against the University of Memphis.

It's a point that a lot of recruits who were present has taken notice of.

One prospect that made his way to Jonesboro for the Red Wolves 47-3 victory over Memphis was Alabama defensive lineman John Youngblood.

Youngblood, who is holding offers from both Memphis and Arkansas State, was very impressed with the Red Wolves showing.

"I liked what I saw," Youngblood told AStateNation.com. "Arkansas State definitely played well, it was impressive how they dominated Memphis."

Youngblood was impressed with the facilities and the atmosphere at Arkansas State Stadium.

"I loved the stadium it was really nice," Youngblood said. "I got the chance to tour the facilities it was a good experience."

Was Youngblood surprised by the outcome of the game?

"I thought Memphis would be better than they are," Youngblood said. "I thought they would be a stronger team. Arkansas State beat them pretty bad."

Youngblood got the chance to visit the Red Wolf coaches after the game.

"I got a chance to talk to Coach (Tyler) Siskey, Coach (Chris) Kiffin and Coach(Hugh) Freeze," Youngblood said. "They made me feel very wanted, they told me that they really need me to be a Red Wolf."

How does Arkansas State stand with Youngblood after the visit?

"They are definitely one of my top favorites of the schools that have offered me," Youngblood said. "I'm going to Kentucky this weekend for the Florida game, Kentucky has been showing a lot of interest."

Youngblood is a 6-foot-4, 230 pound defensive end from Hewitt-Trussville High School.