Ahrens has major interest

Despite a leg injury, the recruitment of Kyle Ahrens hasn't slowed down at all.

Three-star wing Kyle Ahrens has been one of the hottest commodities in the Midwest in the class of 2015. The highly athletic Ahrens had coaches from all over coming in to see him, however an injury has temporarily slowed things down.

On a dunk attempt Ahrens fractured two bones in his leg, so he is likely out until the spring, however he felt he was stepping up his game a lot before the injury.

"It was going really well," said Ahrens of his play. "We started out 6-0, and we were all coming together. Our players have all come together without me though and I am proud of my teammates for how they are playing while I recover."

He continued, "It is killing me to not be out there playing, but it gives me an opportunity to see things from a coach's perspective and learn about the game for when I do get back in there."

While he hasn't been on the court playing in games, Ahrens recruitment hasn't slowed down at all.

"Dayton, Michigan, Xavier, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, and a few others have come in this year to see me," noted Ahrens.

Ohio State is yet to offer, but Ahrens says that the Buckeyes have begun to show more interest in him.

"Coach (Greg) Paulus has been texting me quite a bit and I plan to go up there soon to check out a game and talk with the coaches," explained Ahrens.

The first major offer for Ahrens came from Dayton. The Dayton program is close to home, and he has followed the Flyers for a long time.

"It is amazing up there," said Ahrens of the Flyers. "They have a great coaching staff and the atmosphere is just amazing."

Another school that really picked things up before the injury was Michigan. John Beilein has long valued shooters, and that is something that Ahrens does very well.

"Coach Beilein told me he is excited and he can't wait to see me again," Ahrens explained. "He came and saw me before my injury, so hopefully this spring and summer he will get to see me again."

There is a chance Ahrens could get back on the court before the end of the high school season, but right now the focus is on getting healthy and rehabbing his leg the proper way.


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