Wolverines not Ambling with GA Receiver

During the Spring Evaluation process, the Michigan coaching staff has been on road evaluating current recruiting targets, as well as discovering potential prospects. The staff has been getting a ton of credit for their work in the state of Florida, but now they are also targeting top prospects all over the country – including one who lives right next door to the Sunshine State.

McDonough Georgia (Henry County HS) receiver Markeith Ambles has been in the spotlight for sometime, starting with a stellar junior season in which he caught 40 passes for 764 yards; that's 19.1 yards per catch!

In January, Ambles starred at the US Army combine in San Antonio, where he consistently torched a talented group of cornerbacks. Then in March he played with team Georgia in the Badger Sport/Scout.com national 7 on 7 tournament in South Florida. While Ambles didn't have a great performance, he did make big plays in crucial third and fourth down situations.

The Michigan Wolverines have decided to get involved with Ambles.

"I got the offer (from Michigan) about a month ago. Michigan sent it to my coach, and he gave it to me one day in school. Then I called and talked to coach Dews."

Residing in the heart of SEC territory, Ambles admits he's not often exposed to Michigan football.

"I don't know much about them, but I want to check it out. I haven't watched them (Michigan) play in a couple of years. Last time I saw them, they were playing against Ohio State."

Ambles is rated a four star prospect by scout.com. The Wolverines already have a four star receiver committed, and he might be their best recruiter.

"I know this receiver from Florida named Ricardo Miller. Me and him have been cool since the US Army combine. I talked to him a lot, he's real cool. Ricardo told me to take my time, but to definitely check Michigan out."

Ambles is being recruited hard by everyone, but it's clear that he also will not play in his home state.

"I doubt it. It's just not for me."

Ambles has started to make plans for this summer, a schedule that will be fitted around his off season workouts, and participating with his team at various 7 on 7 tournaments.

"I know on June 1st, I'm going to Tennessee. Then I'm taking a 5 day trip out west to visit USC, UCLA, and Cal. I want to see the other schools that offered too. When I'm not doing that, I'll be at home working out with my team."

Any school that doesn't make his summer itinerary list will have to hope they'll get one of Ambles five official visits in the fall.

"I'm taking all my official visits," he said. "You get five of them, and their free, I got to take them. You only live once! But if I visit a school, and really like it, I could commit early. But I really want to take these visits and commit after that."v Any commitment from Ambles will not be made on Signing Day, as his hard work in the classroom has apparently paid off.

"I talked to my councilor, and she said I'll be able to graduate early, so that's what I'm going to do."

There has been some speculation that the Florida Gators are the favorite for Ambles, but he denies that claim at this time.

"I like them a lot, so there is interest. But I don't have a favorite yet. I'll know more after I take these visits."

Markeith Ambles has a 2.93 grade point average, along with 17 on the ACT. A retake is planned.


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