"Ashton is so pumped, he's so excited to be a Wildcat," Ashton's father, Wayne Cobb said. "His commitment is rock solid to Kentucky. Coach Brooks and Coach Archer visited our home last Thursday and they had a great time with Ashton and our family. Ashton was sooooo excited before hand. He kept saying 'my coach,' 'my coach' is coming to see me. It was really a fun time for all of us and a real honor that they would travel the miles to encourage Ashton with their presence, their time and forthrightness."
Cobb was first team All-Midwestern Athletic Conference, Tribune-Review All-WPIAL Class A, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-WPIAL Class A as a junior.
He had 92 carries for 600 yards, and six touchdowns, also adding two receiving touchdowns.
"Ashton will be flying to Lexington this coming Friday - the 16th to take his official visit," Cobb said. "My wife and I plan to drive down and get a feel for the Lexington area, as well as enjoy whatever is planned for parents during these visits. I am happy for him because he will get a chance to simply relax and meet some of his future teammates and other recruits considering Kentucky."
"Ashton had an excellent senior season and after a 3 week layoff, he's back working hard, every weekday lifting, running and doing all sorts of agility and speed drills after school between 2:30 - 5:00," Cobb said. "He'll start up again with his karate training after christmas primarily as a cross-training regimen. It benefits to him, in terms of flexibility, mental focus and physical rigor."
The University of Kentucky commitment is set for another track season, where he's starred at Center Area SHS since his freshmen year.
"Ashton is the top rated shotputter in the state this year going into the coming track season," Cobb stated. "He threw a 54 and some change and placed third in the state finals last year, missing silver by a quarter inch and gold by a half inch. This year he's already declared his determination to go out as state champion. So he's working with an attitude."
"Ashton plans to enroll in summer school at Kentucky and get ajusted to life on campus," Cobb continued. "He'll take a couple classes, get into the 7 on 7's and become deeply involved with the strength and conditioning program."