Just one day after he was cleared to return to full practices, David Ash was named the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns by first-year head coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days, reports Taylor Gaspar of Rivals.
Ash was the starting quarterback going into last season, but his campaign was cut short by a concussion. He played in only three games, throwing for 760 yards and seven touchdowns with two interceptions. After the season was complete, Ash was granted a medical redshirt.
He suffered a foot fracture during spring practice and had been recovering since, before receiving medial clearance Monday.
Chip Brown of Scout reports that while Ash is the starter heading into fall camp, Strong said he will receive competition from sophomore Tyrone Swoopes, who appeared in five games for the Longhorns last season, and freshman Jerrod Heard.
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Texas and Ash will open up their 2014 season on Aug. 30 at home against North Texas.
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