2020 four star dual threat QB Robby Ashford announced his commitment to the Ducks an hour ago via his Twitter account
Ashford is a 6’2 204 quarterback from regional powerhouse Hoover HS in Hoover, AL.
He officially visited the Ducks last weekend and has stated that he will sign his Letter of Intent in February’s Signing Day.
247 Sports has him ranked as the 11th best prospect in the state of Alabama, the 10th overall dual threat QB, and and the 249th overall prospect in the nation.
John Garcia, Jr has this to say about Ashford:
“Long, muscular athlete with room to grow. Powerful arm with smooth three-quarter delivery. Strength to all three levels as well as outside the numbers. Ability to play off platform effectively with multiple arm angles. Comfortable throwing in traffic or on the run. Effective runner with good instincts and verified long speed. Above average improvisational skill. Flashes touch down the field with accuracy. Can work RPO game effectively with quick trigger. Decisive as passer and runner. Intelligent prospect with grit. Competitor. Relies on plus athleticism at times and bails on structured pocket on occasion. Trusts arm in tight spots, creating high risk-high reward scenarios. One-year varsity starter (2018) with good production in highest classification in Alabama. Potential pro baseball prospect with plans to play both sports in college. Should build into true dual-threat as Power Five starter over time with solid pro potential should his focus eventually fully shift to football. Should develop into a middle-to-late round NFL draft choice.”
According to his 247 profile, Ashford runs a 4.59 40 with a vertical leap of 31.20 inches as measured at the Opening Finals this past spring.
He has made the Elite 11 finals along with The Opening, Under Armour All American game, Polynesian Bowl (which several Ducks commits are taking part), and the Alabama-Mississippi All Star game.
247 Sports lists Special Teams coach Bobby Williams as his primary recruiter.
Ashford is also a standout baseball player, garnering an invite to the Under Armour All America game in baseball. Current Arizona Cardinals QB and 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray had the same distinction of playing both Under Armour games.
The Ducks currently rank 16th overall nationally and second in the Pac-12 with Ashford's commitment.
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