“Right when I got there it felt like a family atmosphere”
Not long after stepping foot in Oxford, Mississippi, Robby Ashford knew Ole Miss was home.
“We told Coach Rod and Coach Luke in a meeting and they were stoked. After I committed, he hugged me for about a minute, so he was really excited,” said Ashford.
The Hoover, four-star quarterback will be a dual threat, literally – playing both football and baseball for the Rebels.
“I’ve been doing it my whole life so it’s really just doing it for another 3-4 years hopefully, then hopefully getting paid to do it soon. I really love playing both sports and I feel like this keeps me way more active and I can slack off as much,” said Ashford.
“I would probably say he’s one of the best I’ve ever had as far as the deep ball and land-marking the deep ball and putting the ball where it’s supposed to be. I just think he brings something to the table that most guys can’t bring; 6-4, 210-15 lbs, he runs a sub 4-5 40 (yard dash), he can hit a baseball and make every throw,” said Hoover head coach Josh Niblett.
Ashford’s high school career is loaded with accolades, but there’s unfinished business ahead this fall.
“Getting another state championship back to Hoover is the biggest thing for us. I really take it upon myself a lot because I’ll be a two-year starer. Definitely after losing by three points in the semifinals is the worst feeling in the world and we don’t want that to happen again, so we are going to do whatever it takes to get back there,” said Ashford.