In-State Defensive End Prospect Wide Open

DeMario Ambrose really came on and made a name for himself in his junior season.

Mobile, Ala.--The recruiting is starting to pick up and the offers are starting to build for Davidson's DeMario Ambrose. The 6-4, 248-pound defense end from Mobile says he has offers from Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Arkansas, Purdue, Memphis, UAB and Southern Miss.

"A bunch of schools have been calling me this week," Ambrose says. "A few of them are South Carolina, West Virginia called, I just got off the phone with Southern Miss, Vanderbilt called and South Florida."

With things just starting to heat up for the prospect, he says that it's too difficult to narrow it down and he is still pondering where to take his official visits this fall and winter.

"I really haven't been thinking about it that much," he says. "I'm still trying to consider which ones I'm going to take because you only get five. Right now I'm still trying to figure out the ones I like the most. I know Georgia Tech is one of them. I like West Virginia. I like Auburn. There are a lot of schools I like, it's just hard to cut it down to one school."

DeMario Ambrose is a physical prospect that is gaining attention with each passing day.

With so many schools still in the running both Auburn and Alabama still have a chance to sign Ambrose in February.

"I talked to (linebacker) coach (James) Willis when I went up to Auburn," Ambrose says. "They're recruiting me the most between Auburn and Alabama. I went up to Auburn for the camp this summer. I went up to Auburn the day before the camp to talk to the coaches then I went to Georgia Tech the next day.

"I'm going to the Alabama vs. Vanderbilt game this Saturday," he adds. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up going to a lot of Auburn and Alabama games this year."

Ambrose says he had four or five tackles in Davidson's 22-19 victory over LeFlore last Thursday. This weekend his team plays Murphy.

Playing on a team with a good deal of talented players like safety Michael McNeil, Ambrose says his team has what it takes to play for that state championship in the Super 6 in Birmingham at the end of the season.

"Mainly we have to line up right," Ambrose says. "Sometimes we make mental mistakes and line up out of position and we're out of position to make plays. Mainly if we line up right and our offense gets it together and gets more consistent then I think we can make a run to Birmingham."

Ambrose also plays baseball for Davidson and says that he might play basketball this season as well to stay in shape.


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