Following Father's Footsteps?

<b>Walker Ashley</b>, the son of Walker Lee Ashley who spent 7 years with the Minnesota Vikings after helping Penn State win its first National Championship in 1982, has 3 Big 10 offers including one from Penn State. How was his visit to Penn State this weekend?

Name: Walker Ashley
Position: DL
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 285 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.9 seconds
School: Eden Prairie Sr., Eden Prairie, MN

"I got here Thursday night," said Walker while being interviewed immediately after Saturday's Nike Camp at Penn State, "so we just went out to eat at this nice restaurant and then we just went back to the hotel. Yesterday was the junior day, so we walked around and just kind of relaxed. We ate at the stadium and went out on the field. That was great. I ate again later that night at that same restaurant. Today was the Nike Camp and it went great. I'm just going to go back to the hotel and ice up."

Ashley was scheduled to return to Minnesota early Sunday morning. The star defensive recruit currently has scholarship offers from Penn State, Ohio State, Oregon and Minnesota.

Coach Larry Johnson is recruiting Walker for the Nittany Lions. Did the Penn State staff pressure him to commit?

"They don't put any pressure on me. They say they'd like it and they would want me to talk it over and see if that's a possibility, but they didn't put any pressure on me."

Where does PSU rank among your favorites?

"Top 3, definitely."

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