Kenny Ashley, who verbally commited to Mississippi State last spring, is having an outstanding year, having rushed for 1,200 to 1,300 yards and 22 touchdowns in 10 games. He also has 3 touchdowns and 300+ yards on receptions. When you add in his estimated kickoff and punt return yards, he's averaging close to 200 all-purpose yards per game.
While stats are important, the thing that's on Kenny's mind right now is the Los Angeles city championship. And he and his team, Venice High School, begin their quest for that this Thursday.
"We are 8 and 2 and we play LA Jordan this Thursday at home," said the 5-8, 195-pounder.
Kenny explained the process that the city of Los Angeles uses to determine a city champion.
"We have a big bracket," he said. "I think there are 14 teams in each bracket and we are the 7th seed. I know (Mississippi) is in their state playoffs, but we don't have state playoffs. After we win our bracket, then we have the (city) championship game and that will be it."
With his season nearing its completion, has he made plans for any official recruiting visits?
"The only trip that I have scheduled is Mississippi State," explained Kenny. "And that's on the 25th (of November). I'll be there to see the Ole Miss game."
Does he plan on visiting any other schools?
"I would still consider visiting other schools to see what they are like, but no one's hollering at me to visit," said Kenny. "But I don't really want to get involved in all the recruiting stuff, so it doesn't matter to me anymore."
So, what does matter to him other than winning a city championship...maybe an SEC Championship once he's in his Bulldog uniform?
"That's the goal," said Kenny.
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