Texas CB Adds Another Offer

Texas cornerback Ashton Youboty just finished camping at Penn State. The Nittany Lions offered him immediately following his impressive performance. Is Penn State his favorite?

Name: Ashton Youboty
Position: CB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 176 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4
School: Klein HS, Klein, TX

Ashton is a tremendous cover cornerback blessed with impressive speed. He attended the third session of Penn State's summer camp with hopes to add the Nittany Lions to the list of schools that have offered him a scholarship.

"It went all right, it was fun," Ashton said.  "At the Penn State camp, you got to play both positions.  You didn't really concentrate on  one position."

Ashton was measured at 5'11", 176 pounds at the camp, although he believes he is closer to 6'0".  He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds.

"I got there a day early so I walked around, they (a student) showed me around.  I didn't know their downtown was right next to the university, that was pretty cool."

Ohio State's head coach, Jim Tressel, offered Youboty a scholarship following his performance at the Buckeye camp.  The Nittany Lions followed suit with a written offer.

"Yeah, they offered at the end.  I talked to Coach [Joe] Paterno in his office for about 20 minutes.  He basically told me that he just flew back because he wanted to see me and offer.  He told me their situation about their defense and stuff.   He said their 3 major positions (of need) are running back, corner back and offensive line.  I think he said they were taking 3 DBs.

Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan are the Big 10 schools in which Ashton is interested.

"I'm hoping I'll take a trip to Michigan right before school starts.  After my trip to Michigan, I will have seen all 3 campuses.

"I can tell you my top 6 right now.  Those 3 Big 10 schools are ranked together and then Oklahoma, LSU and Alabama are ranked  together.  If I don't go Big 10, I'm going south and those are pretty much the schools I would consider."

Michigan has not yet offered Youboty a scholarship.

"I should know by February," Youboty joked when asked when he will be making a decision.

Ashton is very interested in committing to a school which will sign at least one other top-notch cornerback.

"I actually want to compete with another corner from my class.  Another good corner, that would help a  lot.

"After my trip to Michigan, I'll figure out what I want from the Big 10 and then I'll figure out if I'm staying south or not.  I'm trying to narrow things down, but it's kind of hard."

June 29 LionNews article on Ashton Youboty


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