By Collin Rivera
Four-star dual-threat quarterback Robby Ashford, from Hoover, Alabama, announced Monday on Twitter he was committing to Ole Miss. Ashford is an Under Armour All-American.
“This process was far from easy and my decision was made based upon where I felt most at home, as well as, which university has my best interest in mind academically and athletically,” Ashford said via Twitter.
He went on to thank his high school coaches and several others who helped him during his recruiting process.
The Hoover High School prospect had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and several other Power Five conference schools. He is the third highest recruit for the Rebels 2020 recruiting class.
Ashford, like fellow recruit Jerrion Ealy, is a dual-sport athlete who intends to play Ole Miss baseball and football. Ashford’s natural position is an outfielder or first baseman, but it is unknown yet which position he would take on under head coach Mike Bianco.
While it was only a verbal commit and could be changed if Ashford has a change of heart, it still helped the football program move up in the national recruiting rankings. The team went up to the No. 16 overall recruiting class, with 14 commits coming from the 2020 recruiting class since the beginning of June. Other notable high school players who have committed to Ole Miss are safety Eric Reed and defensive tackle Josiah Hayes.