Calvin Ashley cleared up any confusion regarding his commitment in a single tweet.
“I am 100% committed! Always have been and always will be!!! #WDE,” Ashley wrote.
His re-affirmation of his Auburn commitment after rumors circulated earlier in the day of an impending de-commitment. While chatter might’ve been real internally, Ashley has done nothing but show his public affection for Auburn in recent weeks.
I am 110% committed! Always have been and always will be!!! #WDE
— Calvin Ashley (@whiteboii_Cali) January 5, 2017
When other 2017 recruits commit to Auburn, Ashley is one of the first to welcome them to the family. He regularly shows his love for the Tigers during games.
As recently as last week, Ashley used cut-to-the-chase language to describe his commitment to Auburn.
“Very solid, very solid,” Ashley said. ” I just want to get back to my place. I want to get back to Auburn and have fun, hang around. Just get to used to the place again since I moved 13 hours away. I just want to renew everything.”
Ashley will make that return on Jan. 20 for his official visit, which is the only one he has planned in January. That weekend will be one of Auburn’s busiest during the contact period.
The team believed to be making the hardest push for Ashley was Maryland. The Terrapins visited Ashley as routinely as the Tigers did during the December contact period. Ashley took an official visit to Maryland on Dec. 9, the final weekend before the dead period hit.
Even then, Auburn managed to sneak in the final contact of the period with an in-home visit with Herb Hand and Scott Fountain.
“It was nice. Auburn came right after the visit. It was great for them to show the love,” Ashley said last week.” They came the last date of the deadline. That’s just family. We just hung around. It was great to have coach Hand and coach Fountain there. That was nice.”
Happy birthday to me!#WarDamnEagle
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) January 5, 2017