Three-star Willingboro (N.J.) offensive guard / strongside defensive end Ell Ash is hitting the stretch run of the recruiting process in stride. With two visits under his belt, he has two more set up and wants to add one more. After evaluating all five schools, he will then make his decision.
Ash visited Pittsburgh on Dec. 5, then tripped to Clemson on Dec. 19. He will travel to
NC State this upcoming weekend (Jan. 9), Tennessee on Jan. 16, and hopes to go to South Carolina at the end of the month.
“I want to go on 30th to get a breather,” he explained. “Those first two will be back to back, so I will need a break.”
After taking two trips, one school gained an advantage, but only slightly.
“I liked Clemson better, because of the weather,” he said. “I won’t let the weather decide, though. If I want to go to a school I will go and the weather won’t be the difference.”
So what will be the deciding factors?
“All of the schools are nice, the facilities are nice, all have good academics,” he said. “Basically it will be if it is the right fit. I plan to take all my visits to see which one that is. It will be the people and location, not really the team.”
At 6-foot-5 and 258 pounds, Ash runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds and is rated the No. 46 guard in the country by Rivals.com.
He is also a standout track performer. As a senior, he is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in the shot put with “57 feet and some change” was just recently passed by a throw of over 58 feet.