Going our way

Steve Kragthorpe apparently pulled off quite a coup in notching a verbal commitment from Darius Ashley, a speedy 5-9 running back from St. Xavier in Cincinnati who has put up some incredible numbers.

Over three seasons, he has racked up 56 touchdowns and 3,896 yards rushing while helping lead St. X to one Ohio Division One championship and earning all-state honors each year. He is the real thing; see his video highlights, thanks to Rivals and Card Chronicle.

Assuming he plays next year, U of L would have quite a stable of running backs. He would join highly touted Victor Anderson and Dale Martin, along with Serio Spencer and George Stripling. I can hear the skeptics now, wondering if current offensive coordinator Charlie Stubbs will be able to manage all that talent.

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Charlie Springer

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