Ashford excited to be offered by the Florida Gators

Earlier this month the Florida Gators coaching staff handed out a new offer to a 2020 quarterback in the state of Alabama.

That 2020 quarterback was Robby Ashford (6-3, 200, Hoover, AL. High) who was offered by defensive line coach Sal Sunseri.

“Coach Sunseri offered me,” Ashford said of the coach from Florida who offered him. “He came by my school and talked to Coach [Josh] Niblett and told him he was offering me.”

Ashford wasn’t expecting the offer from Florida and was shocked by the offer from the Gators.

“The offer means a lot because of how great of school Florida is,” he said on what the offer means to him. “The history of the program is great. My thought was just like wow I just got an offer from Florida, I couldn’t believe it.”

Sunseri made sure to let Ashford know that head coach Dan Mullen thinks a lot of the quarterback.

“He said that Coach Mullen and Coach [Brian] Johnson love everything about me,” he said of what Sunseri told his coach. “He said that they think I could be a difference maker and that they would love for me to be a Gator and that they really want me to come visit which I will definitely do.”

Ashford also heard a lot about how the Gators could use the quarterback’s style of play in Gainesville if he chooses Florida for college.

“He said that my style of play is just like theirs which is the same offense we run at Hoover,” Ashford said on how Sunseri said he would fit into the Florida offense. “Coach Sunseri said that the coaches think I could be a difference maker and bring Florida a national championship. Knowing that the coaches think that of me gives me a great perspective of them and gratitude to them.”

Now that the Gators have offered Ashford, Florida quickly shot up the quarterback’s leaderboard.

“My top schools as of right now would be Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Florida,” he said on schools standing out. “I’m definitely going to go through all of my options.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.