Salvon Ahmed Looking For Big Junior Season

It was a productive offseason for 2017 Juanita (Kirkland, Wa.) ATH Salvon Ahmed. He picked up a few offers, but more importantly, he and his teammates have transitioned from one head coach to another with the Rebels' program and the talented athlete said he's worked hard to get ready for a big junior campaign...

"It was very productive," Ahmed told Dawgman.com after a full pads workout as he gets ready for the 2015 season. "The transition from coach (Shaun) Tarantola to coach Lele (Teo) has been pretty smooth. Coach Lele has been here with us for a while and the guys here all know him so I think we'll be okay and I'm excited about the start of the season.

"We want to win KingCo 3A and go to the state playoffs as a team and I just want to be the best teammate I can be. I don't really have any individual goals for myself other than to help my team any way that I can.

"I worked really hard on my explosiveness and also getting stronger. I didn't want to get bigger, just stronger and so far it's really shown up well for me here at camp. I feel stronger and feel like the hard work has paid off for me."

Ahmed is one of the more dynamic players in the state and he's been projected on either side of the ball by college coaching staffs.

"Most schools just like me as an athlete, but USC offered me just as a running back after I went to their camp back in June," Ahmed said. "I worked out exclusively at running back and the coaches liked what I did and said I was one of their guys there."

In addition to his offer from USC, Ahmed also has offers from Washington, Washington State, Stanford, Utah, Oregon and Montana State.

"It's been amazing to get those offers and I feel really blessed," Ahmed said. "I'm excited about the opportunities I have, so now I just need to focus on my junior season and then I can worry about that other stuff later."

Washington was one of the first schools to offer Ahmed and he made a trip to Montlake recently to watch a Husky scrimmage.

"It was a good practice. I really enjoyed watching what they do and it was a scrimmage so it was good to see some football and how the intensity gets amped up," Ahmed noted. "I got to talk with coach (Chris) Petersen for a while and then I went and sat through some of their meetings, so it was good to watch how they go through things there."

As far as when he plans to make a decision, Ahmed is in no rush.

"I am just sorta taking it all in right now," Ahmed said. "I'll see where things stand next spring and sorta just go from there.

"I have a lot of great options and I need to consider all of them and make sure I make the right decision for myself."

The Rebels kick off their season on September 4th against Inglemoor (Kenmore, Wa.) at home.


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