Changes at the Top for Ashcraft

A Palmetto state battle is shaping up for one of the top players from the Tar Heel state. Have the Tigers lost the lead for Monroe standout Albert Ashcraft? Find all the answers in this recruiting update.

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

The Clemson Tigers no longer hold the lead for Ashcraft as the South Carolina Gamecocks have joined the Tigers at the top. "Clemson and South Carolina are now even. I have gotten to know the South Carolina coaching staff better over the past few weeks."

Coach Roberts is recruiting Ashcraft for the Gamecocks.

Ashcraft has official visits scheduled with Clemson and South Carolina for January. "I have to take the SAT on January 23 so I am trying to get in touch with Tennessee to reschedule." The Vols will join the Tigers and the Gamecocks at the top if they offer according to the North Carolina prospect.

"It's all going to come down to my official visits. I want to see how I fit in with the crowd. I will also be looking at the depth chart at running back."

Playing time will be a factor in Ashcraft's decision but he expects to redshirt his freshman year. "Either place I go I would redshirt my first year. Both schools have very talented running backs."

Ashcraft will be running track for Monroe High School this spring. The speedster will be trying to win the 200-meter state championship for the third time.

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