NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN ASH
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Bolingbrook (Ill.) St. Joseph’s 2015 Guard Jordan Ash is off to a fast start on the recruiting trail, as the sophomore has already landed three high major offers and is on the radar of a host of other high major programs already. We caught up with the talented Illinois standout to get the latest…
Ash currently holds offers from Depaul, Northwestern, and Purdue. Still, the 6-2 guard is far from satisfied and looks to potentially add a few more offers to his collection this fall, likely from the Big Ten.
“It just shows that with hard work, staying humble, and hungry that things can come your way,” Ash said.
Ash’s first offer came from Head Coach Oliver Purnell and DePaul as an eighth grader. Needless to say, receiving an offer that young surprised the Illinois guard.
“I can’t even put it into words,” he said. “I was just really excited, really surprised by the fact they offered me at such a young age.
“The offer stood out, because obviously it’s a division one offer and not every kid gets that opportunity. I was just grateful for that.”
Ash picked up his second offer this spring from Northwestern.
“When I got the offer I was very happy,” he said. “I was excited. It’s a great academic school. It’s a great opportunity. I just appreciate anything at this point, because I’m still only a sophomore.”
Ash’s most recent offer, from Purdue, was received on his third unofficial visit to West Lafayette. After three visits, Ash says he’s definitely comfortable with the Boilermakers.
“I just feel comfortable being there,” Ash said. “I know the coaching staff. They’re all great guys. Great academics, great athletics. Coach (Matt) Painter gets the most out of all his players.”
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona, Xavier, Michigan and Marquette have also been expressing interest at this point.
Ash says Indiana has been coming on strong as of late and he plans to visit the Hoosiers next month for the second time.
“I visited them between the spring and the summer,” he said. “I just like the coaches. I like everything they have going as far as academics and athletics.”
Ash also hears from Michigan regularly as of late and will visit Ann Arbor on September 15, where he’ll get his first look at the Wolverines.
“I set up a visit for next month. That will be my first time down there. I’m just looking forward to checking out the different facilities and meet the coaching staff.”
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Ash recently completed a successful summer campaign where he played with the Illinois Wolves grassroots travel program.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood