St. Louis (MO) Parkway South OLB Kellen Ash 6'2" 190lbs (4.5 forty)played JV ball last year but first caught my attention at the University of Missouri one day camp in St. Louis this past June with his speed and athleticism.
The talented junior has followed through by leading the St. Louis metro area in quarterback sacks with 18 to go along a team leading 81 tackles on the year (20 total tackles for loss) and 1 interception.
Ash, who has camped with Missouri and Illinois, recently attended a Missouri game for homecoming and came away impressed with what he saw from the Tigers.
"It was a good experience and good time," said Ash. "I like how the Tigers played. I like their defense. I like Mizzou."
ShowMePreps.com caught up with the speedy junior after a recent game to talk about his season as well as any possible future college plans and interest he may have or be receiving to intorduce him to recruitng fans.
Analysis: Kellen Ash is a lean, athletic defender who uses his speed and quickness to it's full advantage. He is very explosive off the line and has a great nose for getting to the quarterback. He has long arms that he uses well to disrupt passing lanes and reach QBs and ballcarriers in a hurry. Despite only being 190lbs he is physical and does a good job against the run holding off blockers for the tackle. He also is strong on special teams on return defense. Has the frame to possibly play either linebacker or safety on the next level. He self reports a 4.5 forty and 32" vertical jump.