Markeith Ambles sounded more committed to Tennessee than ever when he looked back on his unofficial visit to Knoxville last weekend.
“It was wonderful,” the receiver from Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga., said Monday night. “I just got to hang out with the coaches more.”
That meant talking football with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. Ambles, who is considered one of the top 100 prospects in the nation, also spent time with UT’s players.
“I got to hang out with the players and got to know a lot of the guys,” said Ambles, who committed to UT in July. “I feel more a part of the family now.”
Ambles said he’ll likely take his official visit to UT after his high school season ends. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder said he’s unsure if he’ll take an official visit elsewhere.
“I don’t know if I want to yet,” Ambles said. “I may just pick some and go for fun.”
Ambles said he didn’t know former UT quarterback Mike Rozier well and that his departure wouldn’t have an effect on his commitment. Rozier left the team last week. Rozier’s father, also named Mike Rozier, is Ambles’ coach.
Ambles said he’s following the Vols’ recruiting online, particularly at quarterback. UT is still looking for its first quarterback commitment of the 2010 class.
“We’ll get somebody so I’m not really worried about it,” Ambles said. “It’s a long time until February (when National Signing Day is held).”