"It feels good to be a Pirate," said Ashley. "I wanted to get my decision out of the way, I was just thinking ahead."
Why did Ashley choose the Pirates?
"It is just a great place," he said. "I also love the coaches and the campus."
"My commitment is solid," he said. "I am going to camp there this summer."
With his decision made, Ashley will now turn his focus to his senior season.
"I am focused on getting another (championship) ring," Ashley said.
East Carolina is recruiting Ashley to play right tackle. He starts at both offensive tackle and defensive end for Havelock.