Ambles has Champs on Top

Four-star receiver Markeith Ambles of McDonough (GA) Henry County is one of the more highly regarded prospects at his position in the entire country. Ambles has stayed busy this summer working out in preparation for a strong senior year and also traveling to a couple of college camps. He also has a few camps he will be attending before the summer is over including one to his leader, Florida.

Markeith Ambles has had a busy first part of the summer, but he will continue remaining busy throughout taking in a couple of campuses for football camps and another camp before school is back in session.

"I went to a camp in California at Cal and the only one I went to around here was Tennessee," Ambles said by phone on Thursday. "I am going to do the Seminole Show Time on the 18th, then Florida's Friday Night Lights, and the Top Gun from the 29th to the 31st."

Ambles who recently decided he would be a part of the Army All American game instead of the Under Armour All-American game said of the large list of schools he is still deciding from, the Gators are the leader at this time.

"Florida is my number one, but Tennessee and Alabama and some other schools are behind Florida," he said. "I have about 16 schools right now,. I am going to go from 16 to five pretty soon."

Ambles really enjoyed his time at Cal. He has a good connection to out there and is a place he enjoyed playing.

"The camp at Cal was fun and pretty intense," he said. "The weather was way better you don't have to worry about all the humidity. The breeze just cools you off. They were happy that I came out to visit,. They want me to come out there for a visit to see what it's like.

"I have a lot of friends out there. One of our former football players at school moved out there and I just know him and a lot of his friends."

Ambles went to the camp in Knoxville and was a star. He came away impressed with the campus as much as the Tennessee staff was impressed with him.

"Tennessee was awesome," Ambles said. "I like their offense and their coaching staff looks like they are going to be heading them in a good direction this year. I think I have a good opportunity to play as a freshman there."

He visited Alabama back in the spring and Ambles really likes the Crimson Tide head coach.

"It's a football school," he said. "Coach Saban is a great coach. It's a pro style offense and there is an opportunity to play there too. I was there for their A-Day."

On July 18, FSU will be hosting their Seminole Showtime Camp. Ambles is planning on attending there and making a splash. His first real live memory of college football comes from Tallahassee.

"Florida State gives me a big opportunity to play too," he said. "I haven't been there in a long time but the first game I ever went to was in the ninth grade and I just loved it. Coach Fisher is a cool coach and a good offensive coordinator."

His main plan this summer is to visit Gainesville and the Gators prospect showcase event Friday Night Lights. Although he knows he will be there for the event, one of his goals is to get to Gainesville early so he can get to know everyone.

"I am going to try and get down to Friday Night Lights a few days before," he said. "I talk to (Gator quarterback) John Brantley and (Gator defensive tackle) Jaye Howard all the time."

Ambles feels like Florida's head coach has a bad rap as a non-player person and that comes from his temperament on the sideline during games.

"Coach Meyer looks like he is a mean person and everything on television, but I saw that he just wants to get the best out of his players," Ambles said. "I feel like I have a good opportunity at Florida."

Things could get interesting after his summer romps. Ambles didn't say he would commit somewhere but he also left open the possibility something could happen.

"When I go down to Florida and everything is all good," he stopped in mid sentence. "I could make a decision before the first game or down the road. It could happen at any time though."

That decision will come down to a myriad of factors including getting the most out of his collegiate opportunity.

"I just want to weigh the benefits of that school," he said. "I have to like the coaching staff and have good relationships with them. The opportunity to play early is also important."


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