Ashley under no pressure to decide

Darius Ashley still isn't ready to make a decision between his two finalists Louisville and Virginia. spoke with the three-star running back from Cincinnati St. Xavier and has the latest.

Darius Ashley still isn't ready to make a decision between his two finalists Louisville and Virginia.

"I've still got to talk things over with my family and things like that," Ashley said Wednesday night. "I'm (still) looking for the best fit with the coaches and players."

Ashley, a three-star running back from Cincinnati, has already made visits to Virginia and Louisville. His last visit was to Louisville nearly three weeks ago. After that visit, Ashley's coach, Steve Specht said he thought a decision would come quickly for his star player. It hasn't.

Does Ashley have a timeframe in mind to make his decision?

Darius Ashley still isn't
ready to make decision.
"No I don't actually," he said. "There's no pressure on me to make a decision."

Two weeks ago, Ashley attended the Louisville-Cincinnati game in Cincinnati. The Cardinals pulled off a 28-24 upset win over the then 15th-ranked Bearcats.

"I didn't go to that game as a fan of either school I just wanted to watch good football," Ashley said. "It was actually pretty exciting to see Nippert Stadium all sold out but it was an interesting game. Obviously Louisville pulled off the upset but it was just a real good and exciting football game."

Since his last visit to U of L, Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe extended a scholarship to St. Xavier teammate and friend, Greg Scruggs, an athletic, 6'5, 230-pound defensive end who is playing his first season of high school football. Is Ashley waiting to see what Scruggs will do?

"No," Ashley said. "Greg will go wherever he feels comfortable and wherever he ends up I wish the best for him. It won't affect anything because Louisville is the only school that has offered both Greg and me. But we've talked about attending college together."

When asked, Ashley declined to name a leader. Virginia and Louisville are trending in different directions this season. While the Cavs are 6-1 and atop the ACC, Louisville has struggled to a 4-4 record and is fighting to have a winning season and go to their 10th straight bowl game.

"The records don't make a difference because one year one team will be great and the next year they'll struggle," Ashley said. "Football isn't the only reason I'm going to pick a college. The records really don't matter too much to me."

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