David Ash to join UT baseball team?

HornsDigest has learned that there is a possibility that former Texas quarterback David Ash could join Augie Garrido's program.

Former Longhorns quarterback David Ash, who was forced to retire from football due to a history of concussions, is entertaining the idea of moving on to a different sport.

HornsDigest has learned that Ash, who played his last game in a Texas uniform in the season opener against North Texas, has thrown a few bullpen sessions with Longhorns pitching coach Skip Johnson. He did not play baseball in high school.

"Both sides are in the feeling out stages, seeing if this is something they want to pursue," A Texas official told HD. "There are no immediate plans to add him to the roster."

Charlie Strong said on Monday that Ash was focused on his academics and was helping out the football program when he could.

Texas' baseball program, which finished third in the country last season, recently started fall practice and had its first intrasquad scrimmage on Monday.

UT must cut seven players by the spring to get down to 35. All but one of the 21 players Texas has signed the past two seasons are on the current roster, meaning the Longhorns should have as deep a bench as any team in the country this season.


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