CYPRESS, Texas - Heading down to Houston, 2009 offensive tackle Thomas Ashcraft was the only Cedar Hill (Texas) High School member that made an appearance at the Greater Houston Coaches Association Texas Football Combine this past Saturday.
Ashcraft, already at the 6-foot-5, 280-pound mark, put up some solid numbers on the day and said he felt his best event was the bench press. He had 21 reps of 185 pounds. He's also looking ahead to this summer when he'll be hitting the road for several summer camps.
"I'm going to go to Florida, Texas A&M, Texas, USC, OU, and some other ones too for camps this summer," Ashcraft said. "I also really wanted to come down to this combine to where I was at on the same field as some other players around the state."
After taking home the state championship last year, Ashcraft says that the goal is set yet again at Cedar Hill for another title. He says that this year's team already looks the part.
"I think we have more energy in the spring than last year's team," Ashcraft said. "We set the bar for state. Nothing lower than that is expected. It's a team mentality we have."
Though his first written scholarship offer can't arrive until this fall, Ashcraft says that he has a few schools in the early lead.
"I'd say Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida are up there," Ashcraft said. "I like Texas' program and I like the coaches there. I also like their weight room and facilities. I haven't been to Florida yet, but I plan to see all of that when I'm at their camp.
"I've been to OU a few times. All the coaches know me and it seems like I would get along real well with them."
Humphrey also took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M's spring game a few weeks ago.