Returning starter at safety ... Finished fifth on the team in tackles last season despite missing four games because of injury ... His outstanding athleticism helped him earn playing time as a true freshman ... Also has good size and has added approximately 20 pounds since his arrival ... Hopes to return to practice in August after recovering from an auto accident in May ... Has played in 20 games, starting nine.
2012 (Sophomore): Started all eight games in which he played, missing four because of injury ... Totaled 43 tackles, fifth on the team ... Had a career-high nine tackles vs. Vanderbilt, plus the first interception of his collegiate career.
2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and garnered more field action as the season progressed ... Finished with 16 tackles ... Got his first collegiate start in his home state of Georgia and collected a season-high five stops ... Recovered a fumble vs. Florida.
High School: First-team all-state in Class AAA as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Standout running back and defensive back who also excelled on special teams ... Region Offensive Player of the Year ... Senior season featured two interceptions and nine pass breakups on defense while rushing for approximately 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns on the offensive side ... Threw three passes during the season and all three were completed for touchdowns ... Well known for an amazing play during his senior year ... Picked up a fumbled snap, made an unscripted run around right end and hurdled a defender en route to a touchdown ... The play became known as the "Lowery Leap," was shown on ESPN and became an internet sensation, drawing more than a million views ... Displayed remarkable versatility, a two-way starter all four years ... Started three seasons at cornerback, one season at safety, three seasons at running back and one season as a wide receiver ... Also returned punts and blocked three opponent kicks during his career ... Participated in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game following his senior season, playing cornerback while helping the North team to a 22-0 shutout ... Was one of five players picked "first team" among the game's stars by UGAsports.com ... Has run the 40-yard dash under 4.6 seconds ... Coached by Tommy Flowers and Greg Seagraves ... "Ashely is a Jim Thorpe-ish type of player," Flowers said. "He can do a lot of different things and we put him wherever we needed something done. He's also an unselfish player." ... Also played basketball, earning all-region honors his senior season ... Honor-roll student who received a scholar-athlete award from his school.
Personal: Born in Demorest, Ga. ... Son of Debbie Pruitt ... Has a cousin, Gary Moss, who played football for the University of Georgia ... Major is kinesiology and exercise science.
Community Cats: Speaker at a youth football league and Leestown Elementary (2011) ... Helped at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) and with God's Pantry (2012).
Ashely Says ... My favorite thing about Coach Stoops is: he is aggressive and always demands our best ... My favorite TV show is: Duck Dynasty ... I couldn't live without my: family and friends ... My game-day superstition is: visualiing plays in the locker room ... Something people might not know about me is: I like golfing with friends and I am a big fan of Michael