Ammons Update

Corey Ammons was one of UCF's first commitments this class, but rumors about him being a "soft" or "strong" verbal have been flying around for some time. However, an in-home visit this past week might have sealed the deal for Ammons.

Corey Ammons was originally expected to bring two teammates with him on his official visit to UCF on the weekend of January 16th. However, Rodney Smith and Terrance Taylor were not able to make the trip, but UCF's staff was likely than happy to host Ammons, even if he was alone.

The two-star corner from Archbishop Carroll H.S. (Fla.) committed to UCF in June but his verbal became soft in November. Ammons started to receive strong interest from the likes of Colorado State and Purdue. Ammons has received an opportunity to visit both schools and UCF as well, and the Knights stand alone for him.

"It was a great trip," Ammons told InsideKnights.com. "I loved the coaches, players and the facilities. It was a real nice place."

Ammons still is deciding between FIU, Purdue, and UCF, but he still sees UCF as the favorite to land his services.

"I'd say UCF is pretty much at the top. FIU is still there and so is Purdue." Ammons went on to say that if National Signing Day was the day of the interview, that he would certainly be a Knight.

While Ammons was seemingly impressed with everything he saw at UCF, there was still one more stone that was left unturned for the Knights; Ammons' mother. That is why UCF coaches, David Kelly and George Blackney, took a visit to Miami to see Ammons and his family.

"They got down here and my mom loved them. My brother was also here and everyone enjoyed the visit. They showed us a DVD of the school and everything it had to offer."

Blackney told Ammons during the visit that the corner had a chance to step in and play immediately.

"They're graduating their four defensive backs this year, so there will be playing time available. Blackney was impressed by my film and he told me if I work had that I can play right away."

Ammons is very aware that if he does log minutes as a freshman that he must fill the shoes of Joe Burnett.

"He was a great player at UCF. He led the conference in all-purpose yards and went hard all the time. Hopefully I can step up and help replace him."

Although there may not be anything official on Ammons until next week, UCF is clearly the front runner for his services. Ammons' grades are currently good, according to him, and has already qualified. The talented corner also said he will be concentrating on track in the coming weeks, but a handful of coaches, including a bunch that call Orlando home, will be concentrating on something else; whether Ammons will stay a Knight.


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