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Player: Markeith Ambles

Hometown: McDonough (GA) Henry County

Position: WR

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 185 lbs.

40 time: 4.5

Visit Date: TBD

Scholarships offered: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, California, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, USC, West Virginia

Committed to Tennessee Considering USC

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: NR Rivals250 To Watch

 

Scout: :star :star :star :star

 

ESPN: NR ESPN150 Watch List

 

Assessing the talent: (Scout) Emerging as one of the premier WRs in the state of GA. An excellent overall athlete, he stretches the field and creates mismatches, both on the perimeter and in the slot. Is long at 6'3 and will continue to grow into his fame. Runs sharp routes and doesn't round his cuts. Sticks his break points and explodes out of breaks as well as anybody. Catches the ball with his hands and demonstrates exceptional concentration. [6'1" is NIKE camp measure from last March. We'll see if he's grown 2" this Spring.]

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 5%. Would take quite a bit to get him out of the SEC.

 

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Ambles gets offer he was waiting for

 

One of the top receivers in the class of 2010 will be Henry County (McDonough, Ga.) athlete Markeith Ambles. Ambles already holds over 20 scholarship offers and said he picked up the offer he was waiting for on Thursday night.

 

Ambles lit up the NIKE Camp in Alabama last spring and was equally impressive at the NIKE 7ON passing tournament in Oregon over the summer. He has good size and hands, excellent body control and is very polished.

 

Schools like Nebraska, Miami, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss are just a few schools who have offered and Ambles picked up another big one this week.

 

"USC just offered and I was really excited to get that one," Ambles said. "That's the one I've been waiting on to be honest because I've liked USC for a long time now. I talked with the offensive coordinator last night and I'm supposed to call Pete Carroll later tonight as well.

 

"I'm going to camp with SC in the summer and I plan to spend a whole week out there to see what it's like. I'm friends with Kenneth Scott (Colony HS) and I'm going to stay with him while I'm out there and I'm excited to check out the SoCal lifestyle."

 

Ambles said he plans to attend several summer camps but doesn't have any set plans with other schools at the moment.

 

"I'm not sure if I want to pick schools that haven't offered me yet or pick the schools that are showing me a lot of attention right now," Ambles said. "I kind of want the schools that haven't offered to see me in person so they'll offer but when I think about it, I have offers from just about everybody I like so it's not a big deal."

 

Ironically, two schools that haven't offered Ambles are the two in-state schools, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

 

"I'm not sure what's up with them," Ambles said. "I'm not even worrying about it though. I'm not going to camp there, they have seen me enough and know what I can do.

 

"Right now, I'm wide open. Even with USC, I like them a lot but they're not my leader or anything. Everyone is even and I plan to take all five visits, have my fun and then make my decision. This is a once in a lifetime experience so why not have fun with it."

 

OK so maybe it will be easy to get him out of Georgia... for USC

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Ambles gets offer he was waiting for

Ironically, two schools that haven't offered Ambles are the two in-state schools, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

 

I wonder why the in-state schools haven't offered?

Just got a bit of interesting information from a co-worker who is a big UGA fan. Apparantly ever since the Jim Harrick basketball scandal, UGA is really strict on who they allow teams to offer scholarships to. The coaches have to show the administration the files they have on the kids they are looking at to get approval to offer. The thinking on Markeith within UGA fan circles is that their is something character wise scaring the school away. Not sure what it takes to make the administration put the kabosh on offering a kid.

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Ambles gets offer he was waiting for

Ironically, two schools that haven't offered Ambles are the two in-state schools, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

 

I wonder why the in-state schools haven't offered?

Just got a bit of interesting information from a co-worker who is a big UGA fan. Apparantly ever since the Jim Harrick basketball scandal, UGA is really strict on who they allow teams to offer scholarships to. The coaches have to show the administration the files they have on the kids they are looking at to get approval to offer. The thinking on Markeith within UGA fan circles is that their is something character wise scaring the school away. Not sure what it takes to make the administration put the kabosh on offering a kid.

:dunno

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this article on espn....

 

Ambles' coach surprised by rumors

 

If USC is dropping Under Armour All-American WR Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County), as its been rumored, then it's news to his high school coach.

 

Henry County coach Mike Rozier said that Trojans assistant Todd McNair was in his school for two hours last Friday checking up on Ambles.

 

"(McNair) was here, he had lunch and we had a nice visit," Rozier said. "He seemed like he wanted him. They can only come twice and they've been here twice so far. I don't know where these rumors are coming from."

 

Rozier added that Southern California head coach Pete Carroll had made his one allotted phone call to Ambles.

 

The talented receiver also confirmed his unofficial visit to USC in early June (a trip that also is supposed to include stops at UCLA and Cal) and a return trip to the Trojans' Rising Stars Camp on June 24-25 are still on.

 

"He's still going to the camp and I am supposed to go out there and work the camp," Rozier said.

 

There were also rumors about Georgia pulling off of Ambles. The Bulldogs have never officially offered him, according to Rozier. Ambles has stated multiple times that he is likely heading out of state.

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this article on espn....

 

Ambles' coach surprised by rumors

 

If USC is dropping Under Armour All-American WR Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County), as its been rumored, then it's news to his high school coach.

 

Henry County coach Mike Rozier said that Trojans assistant Todd McNair was in his school for two hours last Friday checking up on Ambles.

 

"(McNair) was here, he had lunch and we had a nice visit," Rozier said. "He seemed like he wanted him. They can only come twice and they've been here twice so far. I don't know where these rumors are coming from."

 

Rozier added that Southern California head coach Pete Carroll had made his one allotted phone call to Ambles.

 

The talented receiver also confirmed his unofficial visit to USC in early June (a trip that also is supposed to include stops at UCLA and Cal) and a return trip to the Trojans' Rising Stars Camp on June 24-25 are still on.

 

"He's still going to the camp and I am supposed to go out there and work the camp," Rozier said.

 

There were also rumors about Georgia pulling off of Ambles. The Bulldogs have never officially offered him, according to Rozier. Ambles has stated multiple times that he is likely heading out of state.

 

 

From the sound of this Georgia didn't offer in an effort to save face on a kid they weren't getting anyway.

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this article on espn....

 

Ambles' coach surprised by rumors

 

If USC is dropping Under Armour All-American WR Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County), as its been rumored, then it's news to his high school coach.

 

Henry County coach Mike Rozier said that Trojans assistant Todd McNair was in his school for two hours last Friday checking up on Ambles.

 

"(McNair) was here, he had lunch and we had a nice visit," Rozier said. "He seemed like he wanted him. They can only come twice and they've been here twice so far. I don't know where these rumors are coming from."

 

Rozier added that Southern California head coach Pete Carroll had made his one allotted phone call to Ambles.

 

The talented receiver also confirmed his unofficial visit to USC in early June (a trip that also is supposed to include stops at UCLA and Cal) and a return trip to the Trojans' Rising Stars Camp on June 24-25 are still on.

 

"He's still going to the camp and I am supposed to go out there and work the camp," Rozier said.

 

There were also rumors about Georgia pulling off of Ambles. The Bulldogs have never officially offered him, according to Rozier. Ambles has stated multiple times that he is likely heading out of state.

Oh, now I see where you got it. Its like last year, where Chris Williams coach was named Steve Warren, but he was not the Steve Warren who played for NU.

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this article on espn....

 

Ambles' coach surprised by rumors

 

If USC is dropping Under Armour All-American WR Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County), as its been rumored, then it's news to his high school coach.

 

Henry County coach Mike Rozier said that Trojans assistant Todd McNair was in his school for two hours last Friday checking up on Ambles.

 

"(McNair) was here, he had lunch and we had a nice visit," Rozier said. "He seemed like he wanted him. They can only come twice and they've been here twice so far. I don't know where these rumors are coming from."

 

Rozier added that Southern California head coach Pete Carroll had made his one allotted phone call to Ambles.

 

The talented receiver also confirmed his unofficial visit to USC in early June (a trip that also is supposed to include stops at UCLA and Cal) and a return trip to the Trojans' Rising Stars Camp on June 24-25 are still on.

 

"He's still going to the camp and I am supposed to go out there and work the camp," Rozier said.

 

There were also rumors about Georgia pulling off of Ambles. The Bulldogs have never officially offered him, according to Rozier. Ambles has stated multiple times that he is likely heading out of state.

 

 

From the sound of this Georgia didn't offer in an effort to save face on a kid they weren't getting anyway.

Well this is an interesting case. As I mentioned above, the UGA fans seem to think that his character is the reason he wasn't offered. They claim UGA has been ultra conservative since the whole Jim Harrick scandal, the school administration supposedly has to sign off on all players the coaches want to offer scholarships to. However after reading this tidbit, I tend to agree with you on this, it is a face saving ploy.

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committed to Tennessee

 

I know he is talented, but there haven't been good things said about his character. I guess it shows that kiffin will take anyone.

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committed to Tennessee

 

I know he is talented, but there haven't been good things said about his character. I guess it shows that kiffin will take anyone.

 

hey, now... no dissin' on the kids who don't commit to big red.

 

the young man has made his decision: wish him well, hope that he makes the most of his college experience and let that be the end of it.

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committed to Tennessee

 

I know he is talented, but there haven't been good things said about his character. I guess it shows that kiffin will take anyone.

 

hey, now... no dissin' on the kids who don't commit to big red.

 

the young man has made his decision: wish him well, hope that he makes the most of his college experience and let that be the end of it.

 

I'm not trying to diss to markeith and i apologize if you got that impression. My main concern is with kiffin's agenda.

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committed to Tennessee

 

I know he is talented, but there haven't been good things said about his character. I guess it shows that kiffin will take anyone.

 

hey, now... no dissin' on the kids who don't commit to big red.

 

the young man has made his decision: wish him well, hope that he makes the most of his college experience and let that be the end of it.

 

I'm not trying to diss to markeith and i apologize if you got that impression. My main concern is with kiffin's agenda.

tenn could be in a lot of trouble by the time kiffen gets fired, he might be the neuhisal for them.

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committed to Tennessee

 

I know he is talented, but there haven't been good things said about his character. I guess it shows that kiffin will take anyone.

 

hey, now... no dissin' on the kids who don't commit to big red.

 

the young man has made his decision: wish him well, hope that he makes the most of his college experience and let that be the end of it.

 

I'm not trying to diss to markeith and i apologize if you got that impression. My main concern is with kiffin's agenda.

tenn could be in a lot of trouble by the time kiffen gets fired, he might be the neuhisal for them.

 

tenn and kiffin are going to be in a world of hurt when they play UF. He is getting ridiculous here is a short article about him buying a billboard in Florida saying they are back.

 

He maybe more hated in the SEC now than Spurrier. You must admit you have chuckle at him.

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Since it looks like this thread derailed a long time ago - does anyone here but me think Tennessee is going to take some ugly beatings this year?

 

Yea, I wouldn't be surprise if UF tried to put a 100 on them. Not to mention the play GA, BAMA and USC back to back. They are going to get beat up, and expect some rumbles after the year for kiffin's head.

 

In order to be as cocky as he is he must back it up.

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Since it looks like this thread derailed a long time ago - does anyone here but me think Tennessee is going to take some ugly beatings this year?

 

Yea, I wouldn't be surprise if UF tried to put a 100 on them. Not to mention the play GA, BAMA and USC back to back. They are going to get beat up, and expect some rumbles after the year for kiffin's head.

 

In order to be as cocky as he is he must back it up.

 

Kiffin is VERY cocky. i was at the orange and white game, a couple fans told me when he was signing autographs he just looked at the paper he was signing n was basically like NEXT! never looked up, and from what they say it seemed like he was miserable doing this for the fans.. there schedule is pretty tough, but alot of the tough games are at home which makes it awesome when u have over 100,000 people screaming.. they have 2 hard games away. Florida, which will embarrass Kiffin, and Alabama, which will be a great game. dont forget they still have Eric Berry, pretty much the whole defense..

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don't we play tennessee soon? either way kiffin is going to get lit up this year.

We start a two-year home-and-home series beginning with the 2016-2017 season. They come to Lincoln for the 2016-2017 season, then we head to Tennessee the next year.

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Henry County (Ga.) wide receiver Markeith Ambles, another All-American Bowl participant, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is considering following Kiffin to Southern Cal.

 

“I don’t know what to say,” Ambles told the News Sentinel. “I haven’t talked to coach Kiffin. I don’t know. I can’t really say anything. I want to talk to Coach Kiffin.”

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If Florida lands him that would be insane.

On the other hand if USC lands him a combo of him and Prater would also be insane.

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Keith Ambles, the father of four-star wide receiver Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County) wants to know more about new head coach Derek Dooley.

 

"I just heard that Dooley was going to get the job," he said. "I don't know much about him other than his dad coached at Georgia. We are going to sit down and talk to Tennessee and see what type of offense they are going to run. We'll make our decision from there. We'll probably be visiting schools the last three weeks."

 

Ambles, who is ranked 23rd in the ESPNU 150, is considering USC, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and West Virginia for potential visits.

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One of the top receiver prospects in the Southeast is considering stepping away from a commitment to Tennessee, and Alabama is one of the schools hoping to lure him away from Knoxville.

 

Markeith Ambles (6-2, 182), the seventh-rated receiver prospect in the country according to Rivals.com, visited North Carolina last weekend and met with coaches from two SEC schools on Monday -- Alabama and LSU.

 

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart visited Ambles at his McDonough, Ga., home on Monday night, BamaOnLine.com reported. Also visiting Ambles on Monday was LSU assistant Billy Gonzales.

 

"It was a good visit," Ambles told BamaOnLine. "They told me about the program and how they play the best they have no matter what year they are or how experienced they may be. I am pretty familiar with Alabama anyway, so it wasn't anything real new, but I have always liked coach Saban. They are still in it."

 

Ambles, who turned in an impressive performance at the U.S. Army All-American Game earlier this month, has said he is undecided about his commitment to Tennessee since Lane Kiffin left for USC.

 

The receiver planned to meet with Tennessee's new coaching staff this week. In addition to Tennessee, LSU, Alabama and North Carolina, USC is also in the mix for Ambles' signature.

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Still amazed that any of these kids would even think of playing for Kiffin after this whole ordeal. They are shown the type of person he is and just exactly how much his word means and yet they continue to willfully follow him. I guess maybe they'll learn on their own. :steam

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The Trojans will play host to wide receiver Markeith Ambles (McDonough, Ga./Henry County) this weekend. Ambles, an ESPNU 150 prospect and one of the top receivers in the country, is still on Tennessee's commit list, but the Trojans are expected to make a big push during his trip to Los Angeles.

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Several football recruits attended the USC/Washington basketball game Saturday, including wide receiver Markeith Ambles of McDonough, Ga. Former coach Pete Carroll dropped Ambles as a recruit for unspecified reasons before he committed to Tennessee. Ambles is now expected to attend USC. ... New USC football coach Lane Kiffin and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron also attended the game.

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Markeith Ambles spent much of Sunday night stuck in a Nashville airport trying to make his way home from an official visit to Southern Cal. There were numerous flight delays in Atlanta due to storms. So there has been no direct word from Ambles about the trip. But his father, Keith Ambles, spoke to USC.Scout.com. “Markeith had a very good visit,” Mr. Ambles said. “USC is a school Markeith really liked early on but USC stopped calling him for some reason. But that really doesn’t matter now, he has an opportunity to go there if he chooses.” Of course, the Trojans’ interest in Ambles was rekindled when Lane Kiffin got there. “Man, me and coach Kiff are real tight,” Ambles told ESPN West late last week. “He’s a big reason why I committed to UT. We’re very cool with each other and I’m excited for him to get his dream job. I know a lot of people have bashed him but this is his dream job and I don’t see how you can criticize that.”

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Henry County wide receiver Markeith Ambles had Les Miles and members of the LSU coaching staff in his home this week. The Tigers are trying to convince Ambles to take his last visit to Baton Rouge this weekend. But so is Alabama and Auburn and Ambles hasn’t decided yet. looks like Tennessee is out of the picture...

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LSU is making a push for former UT commitment Markeith Ambles. The Tigers' coaches visited with the receiver from Henry County High in McDonough, Ga., this week and are hoping to secure an official visit this weekend.

 

Speculation surrounding Ambles is that he'll end up signing with USC. Ambles became friends with USC enrollee Kyle Prater during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio earlier this month.

 

However, Ambles also has strong ties to LSU. Former UT assistant Frank Wilson recruited the 6-3, 190-pound Ambles before leaving Knoxville for Baton Rouge.

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Markeith Ambles finally made it to Tennessee on Saturday for his official visit. It wasn’t easy.

 

The highly rated receiver and former UT commitment from Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga., made it to Knoxville after spending the night in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday. He flew from Atlanta to Charlotte in hopes that he could catch a connecting flight to Knoxville amidst wintry weather that limited travel in the region.

 

Unsuccessful, Ambles flew back to Atlanta on Saturday, according to his father, Keith Ambles.

 

Keith Ambles said his son was then picked up on Saturday afternoon and driven to UT by members of UT’s football office.

 

Ambles wrote on his Twitter account Saturday night “ridin up to k-town wit coach t (Lance Thompson, linebackers) and (UT recruiting intern Steve) rubio . . .”

 

Earlier in the day, Markeith Ambles just wanted to get out of Charlotte.

 

“If I can, I’ll go,” the 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver said of traveling to UT. “But if they’re saying they don’t have a flight to Knoxville and they have one to Atlanta, I’m going back home.”

 

Ambles has been to UT several times, but has never taken his official visit, which he’ll finally do this weekend.

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Leaving USC

 

LOS ANGELES -- USC freshman receiver Markeith Ambles has been suspended from the team indefinitely as a result of multiple late arrivals to team functions, two team sources confirmed Tuesday night.

 

USC spokesman Tim Tessalone referred requests for comment to coach Lane Kiffin, who was in a meeting after practice and unavailable.

 

Ambles, who was not at practice Tuesday, did not immediately respond to an e-mail requesting comment Tuesday night.

 

Ambles, a native of suburban Atlanta, has played sparingly this season, with one catch for 3 yards in four games. Last month, Kiffin said he actually had intended to redshirt Ambles but was unable to because Ambles had played three plays in the season opener against Hawaii.

 

In August, Ambles spent one early-morning practice doing rollovers alongside fellow freshman Dillon Baxter -- a punishment Kiffin later attributed to "tardiness."

 

Ambles, the fourth-ranked receiver in the 2010 class by ESPNU, first committed to play for Kiffin when he was the coach at Tennessee last year but switched to USC when Kiffin left to become coach of the Trojans.

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=5731977

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