Archbishop Carroll H.S. is oozing with talent. Rodney Smith might headline a group of fantastic athletes, but Corey Ammons has emerged as one of the most talented cornerbacks in South Florida.
Ammons and crew have dominated competition so far this year, accumulating a 9-2 record so far this year and a victory in the first round of the playoffs.
"We've done good so far," Ammons told InsideKnights.com . "We just beat American Heritage and will have a rematch this week against Gulliver Prep, who we beat for the district title 21-19 earlier this season."
The two-star cornerback has been working diligently to balance football and school this year, and his hard work is paying off.
"I have three interceptions this year and six total touchdowns. I've also been doing great school wise, things are really coming along."
At 6'0", 180 lbs. Ammons has impressive size and legit 4.5 speed, making him an explosive option on offense and defense, but he prefers playing D.
"I like defense. I need to get a little stronger, but that's where I'll be playing in college. I like making contact and I'm not afraid of hitting someone. I think I'm better in coverage than most other players in the area too."
When Ammons originally committed to UCF this summer, he was nursing a leg injury, which had scared a lot of schools away. Now Ammons claims offers from the likes of Purdue, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Colorado State has also offered and is towards the top of his list.
"I'm still committed to UCF, but I have a couple of options now. I committed early and the place seemed to be good at the moment. I still have a real good connection with Coach Kelly."
While Ammons still has a soft verbal with the Knights, he has yet to visit UCF, something that obviously benefits UCF, which has facilities that rival anyone in the region.
"I'm saving my visits for after the season," said Ammons. "I'm putting my mind on school and football right now."
Ammons may not have seen UCF live yet, but he says he has watched a lot of games on T.V.
The Knights, who will be losing both their starting cornerbacks to graduation (with Joe Burnett destined to be in the NFL), are in need of defensive backs and the unheralded Ammons could certainly fill a void. UCF will likely give Ammons a chance to start if he stays committed, but the team must make sure they keep as part of the class seeing as he is gaining a lot of interest from BCS teams.
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