Rayshard Ashby is a tremendous student-athlete who has been a part of the Lloyd C. Bird High School football program since 8th grade. He will be ending a high school legacy and starting a new chapter with the Virginia Tech Hokies. He will sign on February 1st, 2017 at Lloyd C. Bird High School, to become an official member of the Hokie family. After many offers, visits, and camps, he selected Virginia Tech and he chose to attend because of the ¨family atmosphere, how coaches take care of players, an amazing fan base, a chance to maybe begin early, and also the great business program.¨ Rayshard´s goals for his first season as a Hokie are to ¨achieve honor roll, along with getting bigger, stronger, and faster¨.
Rayshard has left a dominant mark on the Lloyd C. Bird High School football program. He has had multiple successes as a teammate and a leader on the field. He was 1st team All Metro (linebacker),1st team All State, 5A South Regional Defensive Player of the Year, 5A State Defensive Player of the Year (3rd consecutive year), and was also nominated for the Under Armour Game; Ashby impressively contributed 100+ tackles every year. Bird is losing an astounding student-athlete, and the Hokies are gaining a powerhouse.
We wish Rayshard Ashby the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Reported by Zhane Hairston and Alexis Norby