The recruitment of one of Ohio’s best high school running backs was probably one of the highlights during the last three seasons at the University of Louisville.

Darius Ashley, high school phenom, with over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns, leading his Cincinnati St. Xavier team to a state championship during his senior year. He performed well his freshman year at U of L, second in overall yardage, averaging 4.4 per carry. Impressive start for a freshman, ready to make waves.

But new U of L football coach, Charlie Strong, would have other ideas. He saw in Ashley a player who could fill a gaping hole on defense. Moving this promising running back to cornerback.

The switch doesn’t seem to affect Ashley’s positive attitude. While he sometimes misses carrying the ball, he doesn’t miss all the hits that came with that role. He wants to do well, and he will, no matter where Charlie Strong wants him to play.

Great attitude. Check out the interview:

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Darius Ashley won’t miss beatdowns, embraces new position”
  1. He certainly says all the right things and sounds like a team first kid. I really hope he does well and I’m glad he’s a Card.

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