A prospect getting some early attention this spring is Liberty (Issaquah) OL Kevin Ahrens, and Northwest Elite Index caught up with the rising star to get an update on what he’s been up to this offseason as well as what he’s hoping to accomplish this fall…
“I got elected as a captain after last season, so I want to be a better leader and help motivate our guys to get in the weight room and put in the time,” Ahrens said recently. “You always have to be working hard and that’s what we are doing right now.
“I’ve been pushing myself in the weight room and I’ve been doing pretty well, but I’m not satisfied and I need to get stronger. That’s what I’ve been doing this winter.”
Ahrens, who measures in at 6’4″, 265 pounds currently, has been in the weight room six days a week and has increased his strength numbers as a result posting a 300 pounds max on the bench press, a 415-pound squat and an impressive 285-pound power-clean.
On the recruiting front, he’s been hearing from a few schools — Washington State, Harvard, Yale and Cornell — and was in Pullman a couple of weeks ago to attend the Cougars’ Junior Day.
“It was a good time over there,” Ahrens said. “I got to spend a lot of time getting to know the coaches and just saw the campus. I really had a great time and they said they are interested, but they want to see me some more.
“They invited me to their camp so I’ll probably head over for that. I’m also looking at Washington and Cal’s camps too in June.”
In addition to those camps, Ahrens has already taken part in the Army All-American Combine that was held in San Antonio back in January and he said he plans to attend the Nike Combine down in Eugene, Oregon to show what he can do.
“I’m always up for competing and working on things,” Ahrens said. “It’s going to be a busy spring and summer for me, but it will be a lot of fun.”