Ashcraft Says He's Holding Off

Early Thursday, Albert Ashcraft told CUTigers.com that he would commit to Coach Mike O'Cain and the Clemson Tigers. After receiving a call from another team Ashcraft has decided not to commit to the Tigers right now. Find out why in this recruiting update.

RB Albert Ashcraft
6-3, 190, 4.5
Monroe High School
Monroe, North Carolina

After the story broke on Ashcraft's potential commitment, he received a call from one of the coaches at Tennessee. The Vols have been coming on strong for Ashcraft, but they have not offered the Monroe superstar. "They wanted me to wait a little longer. They have not offered yet. The didn't say when they might offer."

The Monroe High standout has decided that he will wait a while before making his commitment. "I decided I want to wait a little. I felt like a whole lot of teams didn't get to recruit me as much as they wanted."

Did the coaching situation at Clemson have anything to do with your decision to delay your commitment? "Yes sir. I don't want to commit somewhere if I'm not sure if the coaches will be around. I really like Coach O'Cain and Coach Bowden." Ashcraft stated that if coach Bowden stays then there is a great chance that he will end up committing to the Tigers.

If the Tigers make a coaching change when will Ashcraft likely make his commitment? "It will be closer to signing day," stated the prize recruit.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding running back from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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