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Hoover QB commits to Ole Miss

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Hoover, AL – The Ole Miss Rebels picked up a huge commitment from Hoover quarterback Robby Ashford Monday. The four-star signal caller made his selection public on social media.

The dual sport athlete plans to pull double duty in Oxford, competing on both the gridiron and the baseball diamond.

The 6’2, 204 lb. rising senior was thought to be an Auburn lean before pledging to the Rebels. Ranked as the nations seventh best dual-threat quarterback, Ashford completed 148 of 269 throws for 2,542 yards and 22 scores while rushing for 623 yards and seven touchdowns while leading Hoover to a birth in the 7A semi-finals in 2018.

On the diamond, he batted .313 while hitting a pair of homers and driving in 27 runs and stealing 28 bases for the Bucs as a junior.

Ashford is Ole Miss’ second in-state pickup in recent days joining former Alabama commit and Gadsden City standout De’Ricky Wright who flipped to the Rebels Saturday afternoon.

Ranked as Alabama’s top raked dual-threat QB, he choose the Rebels over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Oregon and Texas A&M among others.

Ashford and the Bucs will kickoff 2019 against the defending state Champion Central Phenix City Red Devils in the AHSAA Kickoff Classic at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl August 23rd.