Possible RF, but Ashland traditionally recruits mainly in the OH, KY, TN region. and I sense its highly unlikely the newspaper got the player's quote wrong with regard to the possible Ashford/Ashland question. Ashford, as I'm sure you know is NAIA while Ashland, like No. MI, is NCAA D2, which beyond being able to give athletic money, holds a certain attractiveness for some
recruits who feel that they are just too good for D3.
We've all seen D3 recruits head to low D1 schools, D2 schools, or even NAIA schools only to spend a majority of their time there watching
college basketball rather than playing
college basketball. The dream of playing at a higher level than D3 is often strong enough to lure a player despite the factS that the D3 school is often much superior academically, enjoys equal or better publicity and attendance (especially where many D2 schools and probably most NAIA schools are concerned), and affords a much better chance of seeing much more meaningful playing time!
Of course, if a recruit is in luv
with a certain school, thats where he should go. And from a financial standpoint, scholarship awarding schools often provide a family's only viable means of being able to send a young man/woman to college.