MSU Commitment Kenny Ashley Update

Mississippi State running back commitment Kenny Ashley, ranked the 12th best running back and 85th best player in the west by, has picked up a second offer and is hearing from several other schools.

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Ashley committed to Mississippi State during the spring. Since then, he's received a second offer. And is even hearing from last year's national champs.

"I've got an offer from UNLV and USC is keeping in touch with me but I don't know what they will do," said Ashley, who was the Western League MVP and 1st Team All-City as a junior.

Despite the offer from UNLV and the attention from USC, he is happy with his earlier decision to commit to MSU. He named two reasons why.

"That's the school that I wanted to go to," said Ashley. "And I'm glad I've got it over with because I can now concentrate on football and my school work."

While the MSU staff keeps in contact with him as much as possible, Ashley has an advantage they don't have, he can call them on the telephone whenever he wants. And he does whenever possible.

"I call whenever I get a chance to see how everybody is doing," he said.

He's also kept in touch with his former teammate, MSU freshman linebacker Jimmy Miller.

"I talked to him once," said Ashley, "and he said they were working out."

Ashley's also been working out as well. In fact, he feels he's more solid now than he was last season.

"I tried to lose weight and I'm now a solid 190," said the 5' 8" tall Ashley, who previously weighed 205 pounds.

Although he's a strong commitment to MSU, does he plan on taking any official visits other than to MSU?

"I'll probably take one more trip, but other than that, I'll probably just take the one to Mississippi State," said Ashley.

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