Commitment Ambles has big plans for Vols

If I was a quarterback I would want to go throw to some good receivers. If I commit and some more receivers commit it’d be a good spot for a quarterback to come in there.

Markeith Ambles

Markeith Ambles

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Markeith Ambles

Markeith Ambles is ready to help Tennessee win a championship.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga., committed to play football for Tennessee on Tuesday.

Ambles said he chose UT over Florida, the school he once favored.

He said UT won out because he wants to help the Vols return to a championship level.

“There’s going to be some good things happening at Tennessee,” he said. “I just wanted to jump on board.”

Ambles will now try to convince a quarterback to jump on board with UT’s 2010 class.

The Vols have struggled to find a commitment from a quarterback, but Ambles believes his pledge will change the UT’s luck.

“If I was a quarterback I would want to go throw to some good receivers,” Ambles said. “If I commit and some more receivers commit it’d be a good spot for a quarterback to come in there.”

Ambles said he’ll help make sure UT finds a quarterback for 2010.

He said he plans to join the Vols’ coaching staff as another recruiter for UT’s next quarterback.

“I’ll probably just ask them who they want me to call,” Ambles said. “I know a few that are being recruited that I’m going to call up.”

Ambles said one of those quarterbacks is Barry Brunetti from Memphis University School.

He and Brunetti got to know each other at UT’s summer camp June 2.

Getting Brunetti to choose UT would take some convincing. He committed to West Virginia in June.

“I know he’s committed to West Virginia,” Ambles said, “but it might change since I’m committed to Tennessee now.”

Ambles will likely point to Southern Cal when he talks to other quarterbacks.

He said he believes UT’s offense will duplicate what USC accomplished during Lane Kiffin’s time as a Trojan assistant.

“Were going to have some good receivers,” Ambles said. “We should be able to get it turned around and do some big things. It’s going to be kind of like USC’s pro-style offense.”

Ambles said highly touted freshman running back Bryce Brown is a reason he believes UT’s offense will be successful.

He said he and Brown should complement each other.

“It’ll make it easier for him and easier for me,” Ambles said. “When they’re looking for me to catch it he’ll be running out of the backfield. When they’re looking for him to run, I’ll be catching it.”

Ambles still plans to visit other schools this fall, but he said UT fans shouldn’t worry about his commitment.

He said he wants to see other schools while he has the chance.

“I’m solid,” he said. “I’m not switching anywhere.”

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utvolz#637682 writes:

Welcome to Big Orange Country!

boro_vol writes:

Great pick up! I haven't been to this site in a while since the trolls took over, but it looks like GVX has cleaned it up. Thanks!

utvolz#637682 writes:

Now we need to pry Simms away from Bama to throw him the rock! GO VOLS!

Phowell23 writes:

Not bad, 43rd rated player in the country according to Rivals. 4 star WR.

VolVegas writes:

It is getting better all the time. Aint nothing but the bomb goin off. GO VOLS

ALL_VOL75 writes:

Wonder if this commit has anything to do with the "big fish" that is allegedly transferring here? Anyone have any news on when that’s happening today?

UTfan4life2 writes:

Great to hear, hopefully he is our next great WR.

jmillran writes:

Orange Swarm!!! Reel 'em in!

suPEARLman writes:

in response to Phowell23:

Not bad, 43rd rated player in the country according to Rivals. 4 star WR.

43rd overall or 43rd receiver?

I hate my work internet filter.....

=(

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Congrats! Come on up, young man.

Hope he can seperate. Sorely needed.

suPEARLman writes:

and where can I find this "bigfish" topic you all are talking about?!?!?!?!?!!!!

GerryOP writes:

39 -- Fear The Kiffin...

Jonboy writes:

great pick-up Matt Milton is supposed to be commiting sometime soon.

murrayvol writes:

in response to DestinVol:

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Will this answer the age old question - which comes first.....the quarterback or the receiver?

TommyJack writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

Congrats! Come on up, young man.

Hope he can seperate. Sorely needed.

Welcome back from behind enemy lines, PD.

chargervol writes:

Georgia got Brown from Tennessee last class, we got Ambles this class. It will be interesting to see their developement. GO VOLS!!!

gnm53108 writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

Congrats! Come on up, young man.

Hope he can seperate. Sorely needed.

Welcome back pd.Havent seen ya in awhile.

Doing ok?

doctorfingervol writes:

http://cast-sports.com/markeithmblesw... Here is some info on Markeith

chargervol writes:

in response to chargervol:

Georgia got Brown from Tennessee last class, we got Ambles this class. It will be interesting to see their developement. GO VOLS!!!

If he stays committed. Its a long way from signing day. GO VOLS!!!

BigOrangeCrazy writes:

Looks like a huge get for UT.
The 6th ranked wr for 2010.

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/...

Highlights of Ambles from UTs skills camp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqBRn...

suPEARLman writes:

in response to DestinVol:

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#$%&@!!!!!

Filtered here......

Guess I'll have to wait til I get home.

byobbio writes:

Man, that's great that he just got the full court press at Florida's Friday Night Lights. Maybe Mox was there and he didn't want him to come to Florida? Thanks, Mox!

OakyVol09 writes:

This is a great get. Even more unbelievable w/out a top QB commit, unless.......

NashvillePreds writes:

Sweet.

StroVol writes:

GVX "last" again on breaking news

BigOrangeCrazy writes:

I know these are photo shopped but still a good look at what UTs new uniforms could look like.

Including black ones... sorry.

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2009/7/26...

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

This is great news now lets go get Prater and the Qbs will follow! GO VOLS!!!!

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

in response to BigOrangeCrazy:

I know these are photo shopped but still a good look at what UTs new uniforms could look like.

Including black ones... sorry.

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2009/7/26...

Needs a black helmet

Vay_Owe_Ale_Ace writes:

Great. Now I'm hooked on the "big fish" Kyle Prater. Thanks a lot fellas... hope he doesn't crush me like the other fish (Marlon - Marlin. Get it? HA! Ha? no.) did.

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

Thanks

10volunteers98 writes:

Congratulations,Mr.Ambles.Very glad to have you coming to UT.You won`t be sorry.You`ll be a part of something big.The Vols are on the way back to the top.This should help UT get a big-time QB.

golfballs03 writes:

HHHHEEEEEEYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!

Vay_Owe_Ale_Ace writes:

Also, those hypothetical uniforms are SICK! That excites me almost as much as reading the comparisons of Kyle Prater to Julio Jones and AJ Green. The guy that modelled them (the uniforms) did an awesome job.

golfballs03 writes:

Prater would be a perfect compliment to what we're working with now. Regardless of what happens, Ambles is a fantastic grab for us!!!

Volunatic writes:

in response to DestinVol:

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Dang, you ain't kidding, there. 70 pages so far on one thread, and that isn't the only one on the "big fish" topic.

http://www.volnation.com/forum/tennes...

I know Hubbs says the "big fish" is Lamaison, and I think Nick has a lot of potential, but (dreaming mode) I'll go with Barkley transferring here...

johnlg00 writes:

in response to BigOrangeCrazy:

I know these are photo shopped but still a good look at what UTs new uniforms could look like.

Including black ones... sorry.

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2009/7/26...

The black uni...doesn't look TOO bad, I guess. I even like it a BIT better than the orange and white ones with the contrasting flashes. I'm just an old fuddy-duddy, I suppose, but I still prefer the classic unis.

Volunatic writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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The black unis are too "Bengals". No thanks.
(And yes, I am a "homer", but no, I don't sit on my hands the whole game-- I'm usually the loudest guy in any section I am in.)

oldsmokey67 writes:

Is this "Big fish" transfer from this past years recruiting.Or some one that was already at a big school.Or a junior college transfer.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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Just so you, BOC, and everyone else understands, despite my, uh, conservative uniform/color-scheme preferences I am NOT one who goes to games and sits on my hands! I may not be THE loudest fan around, but Neyland Stadium and TBA would be a LOT louder than they are a lot of the time if everyone made as much noise as I do! GO VOLS!!! (No matter what unis they wear!!!)

ChipperVol writes:

Is this guy highly regarded....I see some other big schools were on him, always a good sign.

Good to get a WR without a QB on board yet!

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to FirstAmendment:

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Can you say "sour grapes"?

JMP_Vols writes:

He's from Georgia, yet held no offer from UGA.

He wanted to go to Florida, but they wouldn't accept his commitment.

Glad he committed, but that's two strange pieces of information.

Volunatic writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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We are certainly in agreement there-- if any Vol fan doesn't want to scream until his/her throat hurts at a Vol FB game, then the couch is the ideal venue for that fan to see the game.

Volunatic writes:

in response to JokeRVoL63:

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He's probably bright enough to know when to use "to", "too", and "two", though.

utvolz#637682 writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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I think those unis look SWEET!

murrayvol writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

Congrats! Come on up, young man.

Hope he can seperate. Sorely needed.

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. They have been wrong before. Can you say "surge protector"?

Welcome back!

murrayvol writes:

in response to DestinVol:

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Right Expat! At this point I don't really care which comes first.....as long as they're really good at what they do.

99gator writes:

florida was pursuing ambles, but at this point i think it is/was a numbers thing.

florida has two wr's committed and two others that everyone believes are committed, but have not come out publicly as such.

that would bring the total to 4 and there may be no more room at the inn.

from what i can gather, ambles is a fine player and will be able to help tennesee win football games.

DC_Vol writes:

in response to FirstAmendment:

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Is this Gator 7? I noticed you joined the site yesterday so you must have been banned the day before. Stop with your made up stories. Your just mad we stole this kid from Meyer.

Actually, Florida never pulled this kids scholarship, see rivals.com for verification, they were hoping up until Ambles picked Tennessee that he would play for Florida. I have seen where it was intimated at other sites that Ambles prefered the coaches at Tennessee and the Pro Style attack compared to Florida's Spread. I read several sites after your post and Florida really wanted this kid. Ambles said he chose the school with the best upside for him. That would be Tennessee!!!! Go VOLS!!!!

JMP_Vols writes:

in response to FirstAmendment:

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Agree on the speed thing. He's not the fastest guy. He'll be a physical, possession receiver in college. Maybe a Dwayne Jarrett type, which is fine with me if thats the case.

Urban doesn't really recruit players in that mold. Hearing a lot of coaches have been put off by his attitude though.

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