Five-star offensive lineman Calvin Ashley relayed positive news after a scary moment Friday night.
The highest-ranked recruit among Auburn commits went down during his high school team’s playoff loss with an injury that forced him to leave the field on a stretcher. After a nervous 24 hours, Ashley took to Twitter to alleviate some of those concerns.
I want to thank EVERYONE for their prayers today. I have been cleared from the hospital and will be fine. Thank you all so much!!
— Calvin Ashley (@whiteboii_Cali) November 20, 2016
Ashley attempted to make a tackle. Leading with his helmet, he immediately dropped after the collision. Ashley remained motionless for several minutes. The injury was severe enough that both coaches elected to end the game with 29 seconds remaining.
According to the Washington Post’s Mark Giannotto, St. John’s College High (Md.) athletic director Brian Griffin announced from the hospital Friday night that Ashley was “responsive” and had “movement of his extremities.”
Ashley received a CT scan, and per his tweet, left the hospital Saturday.