Ash Considers NC State Offer

Ell Ash, one of New Jersey's top prospects at lineman, is considering the ACC, including teams such as NC State, UNC, Clemson and Miami. StateFans contacted Ell to find out how the Wolfpack stands in the recruiting process for the big man.

Ell Ash is one of the best defensive lineman in the state of New Jersey. However, according to his top five, it looks like Ell is looking to head south to play on the next level.

"NC State, Tennessee, Miami, Clemson, and North Carolina. I hear from them as well. I would say those are my top 5."

Ell says he hears from all the schools regular and that some have offered including the Pack. "I have a scholarship offer from them (NC State). But I'm not sure they want me at offensive line or d-line. I have been to North Carolina State at the track nationals."

Which side of the ball a school projects him on could make a difference in where he chooses to go to college. "Preferably I would like to play d-line. That's where I will go at where I can play d-line."

While Ash does have a top 5, he is not favoring anyone at this point in his recruiting. "I am a real heavy lean to all of them. I will probably have to visit them to see which one I like the most. I don't have any official visits set up yet. I want to start that at the end of the season."

Ell has trimmed down to 260 pounds as still says he is 6'6". On defense, he has the ability to get by offensive lineman in a variety of ways. "I do a lot of hand stuff, but I don't have too. I can use my strength to get by them. I run a 4.8, so if I don't feel like being bothered I can run right by them."

The Willingboro High School senior says he is interested in continuing his track career in college as well. "I was the state champion in the shot put. My longest throw is 58'. I wouldn't mind doing it in college."

Ell is a qualifier. He scored 970 SAT and has 3.57 GPA. In a previous interview, the Jersey defensive lineman stated what he was seeking in a college. "A good business major and a good football program. That's what I'm looking for."


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