Could Florida flip top 2017 Auburn commit?
Although not slated to step foot on a college campus for two years, 2017 recruit Calvin Ashley is already the subject of a battle between multiple big-time programs.
The 6'8", 311-pound 5-star prospect out of Orlando surprised some when he made an early commitment to Auburn. With offers from virtually everywhere in the country, expect schools to try and soften that pledge.
One of those schools is Florida. In an interview with Gator Country, Ashley spoke about the Gators and his interest in the program.
"Florida tells me that they need tackles bad. I'm committed to Auburn right now but maybe that can change my mind," said Ashley. "That will get me on campus for a visit though."
Ashley also spoke about the relationships he has with some of the Florida coaches. Jim McElwain is known as a great recruiter at Ashley's high school, Dr. Phillips.
"Coach Mac is like family over there at Dr. Phillips. He knows a lot of people over there and a lot of people know him," said Ashley. "A lot of nice coaches there. I like Coach Summers; he's a good offensive line coach and a good coach. He's a nice guy too."
It appears as if Ashley's recruitment is far from over. Along with Florida and Auburn, Alabama and Florida State (among others) figure to be clamoring for the extremely gifted and massive offensive tackle prospect.