But when he made the move to wide receiver before his senior season, he went to the next level and earned himself a few scholarship offers before signing with Vanderbilt as a late signee, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The wide receiver/defensive back/return specialist, who's ranked No. 79 in Rivals.com's top athletes in the Class of 2009 also had offers from UNLV and Wake Forest, but chose the Commodores, who made Ashley just another on a small list of Texas players who will be going to Nashville in the fall.
Ashley runs a 4.4 40-yard dash and has been a big-time kickoff returner for the Jaguars. As a sophomore playing defensive back, he picked off eight passes, then he had five interceptions as a junior before moving to the offensive side of the ball this past season. He averaged an eye-popping 30.4 yards per kickoff retun as a junior.
As a senior receiver, Ashley helped the Jaguars to a 6-4 record while catching 71 balls for 955 yards and 17 touchdowns. He'll join another DFW wide receiver at Vanderbilt as Argyle's Brady Brown signed with the Commodores in February.
Brown is a 6-5 possession receiver, who chose Vanderbilt over eight other college offers.
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