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Four-star defensive lineman, Ashton Porter, breaks down his newly-released Top 5

Four-star defensive lineman Ashton Porter committed to Northwestern in June, but he decommitted from the Wildcats on October 16.

Porter is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive lineman from Cy Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas. He is ranked as the No. 43 defensive lineman in the country, the No. 56 recruit in Texas, and the No. 305 overall recruit in the country.

On Thursday afternoon, Porter announced his first update in his recruitment since his decommitment from Northwestern. He announced his top five schools in Houston, Oregon, TCU, Mississippi State and Michigan State.

Shortly after announcing his five finalists, Porter caught up with me to talk about each of the five schools and his relationship with the coaching staff at each school. The schools listed are in no particular order.

HOUSTON: “My relationship with Houston is great,” Porter said. “I love how Coach Holgorsen talks to me every day and asks me how my dad was.”

OREGON: “Coach Lanning is a great guy. I can see myself playing at Oregon,” Porter said. “They have made a group chat ‘Get Ashton Porter to Oregon.’”

TCU: “Coach Farland texts me every day to see where my head is at and wants me to become a Frog,” Porter said.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: “Coach Washington came to my school around last year,” Porter said. “I have just built a great relationship with him over time.”

MICHIGAN STATE: “Coach Coleman, BT [Brandon] Jordan, Coach Vic [Kapilovic], and Coach Tuck[er], they are my guys,” Porter said. “I really mess with them heavy. They talk to me every day and they want me to come there bad.”

Porter plans to take an official visit to Mississippi State on December 9th, and he plans to make a college decision on January 3rd between these five schools.

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