Alex Ashlock talks recruiting
"Vanderbilt has told me they like what they've seen from me," said Alex Ashlock. "I've talked to Coach Hand and Coach Donovan, and they said they were going to continue to evaluate me. They'd like me to come up to camp this summer to see more of my skills before they offer.
"I'm also hearing from Coach Kiffin and Coach Harris at Ole Miss. I'd say the schools showing the most interest right now are Arkansas State and UTC. Arkansas State was at my spring game tonight. They're showing big interest."
The St. Benedict at Auburndale Eagles had a spring game with Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson, Tenn. which culminated their spring practice. It gave both Ashlock and Wilkins a chance to showcase their elite talent.
"I had a pretty good game," Ashlock stated. "I scored a touchdown on a fullback out-route screen for 60 yards and had eight tackles at linebacker. Jordan's a big time back. I think he scored every time he touched the ball."
Arkansas State is recruiting Ashlock at defensive end, the position he played last season, but most others are looking him at linebacker, where play as a senior.
"I did OK, but felt I could have done better," Ashlock said on his junior season performance. "I had 56 tackles, eight and a half tackles for loss, and seven pass defections.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal named me All-Area among private schools at defensive end. I'm an instinctive player, so coming in faster and stronger really helped me. I'm moving back to linebacker next year in the box. My goals are to break 100 tackles and lead my team to the state finals."
Ashlock had a busy spring with basketball, baseball, and combines. He plans to continue with a hectic summer going to camps to making lasting impressions on college coaches.
"I'm definitely going to Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Arkansas State, and Memphis," he explained. "I'll probably go to a few smaller colleges like Harding University too.
"Back in March I went to a VTO Sports Junior Day in Birmingham," said Ashlock. "I love to compete against the best. I gave Austin Golson all he could handle and beat Frank Warren head-to-head. It went pretty well. I felt like a held my own against top competition."
When Ashlock and Wilkins were freshmen, the Eagles went just 3-7. They've come a long way. In 2011, St. Benedict at Auburndale hosted their first round TSSAA Division II-AA playoff game against Nashville's Father Ryan.
Ashlock wears jersey No. 32 for the private Roman Catholic high school in the Memphis area.
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