TAMPA, Fla. — Calvin Ashley visited Auburn earlier this month and reaffirmed his commitment to the Tigers.
The 5-star offensive tackle from Orlando (Fla.) attended Big Cat Weekend for the second year in a row.
“It was great getting back up there for that event,” Ashley said. “I had more fun this time. It was a great weekend and it made my commitment stronger, 100 percent. I don’t know what could change that.”
Perhaps another trip to Florida. The 6-foot-7, 330-pound prospect plans to return to Gainesville after enjoying his visit in February, but he’s been to Auburn three times since then.
Still, Tigers coaches are worried about their prized pledge.
“They definitely get nervous, but I told them don’t worry about it,” Ashley said. “I’m still committed to them and I love Auburn. You have to visit there to know what I’m talking about.”
Despite his firmness to Auburn, the Gators continue pursuing Ashley. Florida coach Jim McElwain, defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and offensive line coach Mike Summers are all recruiting him.
“It’s a great school, an hour and a half away,” Ashley said. “Coach Mac has changed the program. Coach Collins and Coach Summers hit me up all the time. I hear from them every day. Coach Collins is a cool person to get along with. Coach Summers is laid back, but he’s a great coach.”
Ashley also plans to see Florida State this summer and wants to officially visit Miami and Southern Cal. Ashley is the No. 12 overall prospect in the nation in the Class of 2017. He’s the No. 3-ranked offensive tackle and the No. 2 player in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite.