Luke Ashworth Update

Days away from a state title match with Utah County rival Lone Peak, wide receiver prospect Luke Ashworth of Timpview High School takes some time to talk with TBS. Ashworth handicaps his list of offers and interests. He also hints at the leanings of some of his Thunderbird teammates who are also being recruited by the Cougars.

Local product Luke Ashworth burst onto the recruiting scene a couple years ago after attending BYU football summer camps. Since then, he has excelled at Timpview High School and now has college coaches knocking down his door.

"I have scholarship offers from BYU and Utah." Ashworth said. "Arizona State and Utah State are calling a lot too, and they said they should be offering soon."

Luke said he is torn right now between BYU and Utah. He likes both schools and has coaches from both schools calling him regularly.

"Coach Bradford calls every week from BYU, and Coach Wittingham calls every week for Utah," Ashworth said. "Coach Meyer calls me about every other week."

The 6'2" 190lbs Ashworth runs a 4.5 forty and says he wants to play receiver. He has over 1,100 yards receiving on the year. And had a huge game against Provo High, when had 7 receptions for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns.

"The main thing I'm looking at in a school is immediate playing time," Ashworth said. "Coach Bradford said that if I work hard enough I can start at receiver next season."

Ashworth said the emergence of true freshman Austin Collie has gotten him excited about playing for the Cougars.

"Another thing I'm keeping my eye on is the coaching situations at BYU and Utah," Ashworth said. "That's one of the reasons that I haven't committed yet, because I want to see what might happen with Coach Crowton and Coach Meyer. I think if either of them were going to be gone next season it would be Meyer. Which would make BYU my top school. I really like Utah's coaching staff, they are very motivational."

Luke said he has been to a lot of BYU games and will definitely be in attendance at the Holy War on Saturday in Salt Lake City.

"I'll probably be rooting for BYU," Ashworth admitted.

Mission plans are also in the future for this well-spoken high school senior.

"I turn 19 in June, so I will either play my freshman year, then leave or I will leave right after high school." Ashworth said. "It just depends on if I think I can play right away."

Luke said he will probably take all of his official visits and wait to make a verbal commitment until January. He has a 3.5 GPA and expects his ACT score back in a few weeks.

Ashworth's Timpview Thunderbird team plays Lone Peak on Friday for the state championship. Timpview is a little recruiting hotbed for BYU this year. Timpview quarterback Sean Covey has already verbally committed to the Cougars. There are 2 other BYU recruits at Timpview in addition to Ashworth: Matt Reynolds and Harvey Unga. Ashworth indicated that they are leaning towards BYU, and he would love to play together with them, but said they also are waiting to see how the coaching situation plays out. Look for a more in depth look at the "Thunderbird Four" in a TBS article coming soon.

When asked to describe his style of play, Ashworth said he has great hands, he is quick of the line, can go deep, and isn't afraid to go across the middle. Sounds like BYU might have another Austin Collie in the making.


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