Mississippi State running back commitment Kenny Ashley had some of the best practices of all the California players during the week leading up to the California-Florida all-star game. Kenny talked about how he did during the practices and the game itself.
"It went good. I played pretty well and can't complain," said Kenny. "The practices were real two-a-day type practices. We got there on the 26th (of December)."
When asked what he did that was so impressive during the practices, Kenny simply said, "I was just playing."
One of his future MSU Bulldog teammates, Pensacola (FL) High School linebacker LaBrandon Glover, tackled Kenny at least once during the game. What impressions did Kenny form of LaBrandon after facing him one-on-one?
"He was pretty good," he said. "I couldn't really pay attention to him during the game."
There has been talk that Kenny, due to an interview he did during the all-star week, may not be as solid with his MSU commitment as he had been. When I asked if anything had changed, Kenny simply said, "No."
Just so you'll know his exact feelings, I'll re-post his December 15th quote that he made to me.
"I'm not really looking to go anywhere else," he said at the time. "I will absolutely, positively in 2006 be wearing a Bulldog jersey. I am real excited and ready to be a Bulldog."
However, something that has changed since I last interviewed Kenny is his number of honors. And he even expects at least one more honor.
"I made 1st Team All-City," he said. "I don't know if the (California) All-State Team has come out, but I'm pretty sure that I made State, too."
I'll check back with Kenny in a couple of weeks to find out if he made the All-State team.
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