WR Ambles keeping track of UT's QB search

Like so many Tennessee fans, Markeith Ambles is keeping a close eye on UT’s quarterback recruiting.

“I’ve got to go somewhere where there’s a good quarterback,” the 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver from Henry County in McDonough, Ga., said during UT’s skill-position camp on Tuesday. “That will be a big thing.”

Other than that major hurdle, UT seems in good shape with Ambles. He doesn’t seem worried about the situation.

“They’re recruiting some good guys,” Ambles said. “I’m pretty sure they’ll get one of them.”

Through an invite to the festivities at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Ambles is good friends with one of UT’s top quarterback targets: Jake Heaps from Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash.

“I talk to him once a week,” Ambles said.

Ambles is also good friends with dual-threat quarterback Barry Brunetti from Memphis University School, who was also at Tuesday’s camp.

“He’s a good quarterback,” Ambles said.

Brunetti has scholarship offers from Duke, Memphis, Mississippi State, Purdue, Penn State and West Virginia.

UT is still considering Brunetti. The Vols’ staff spent extensive time working with him.

“They know their stuff,” Brunetti said of UT’s staff. “They’re very experienced and they can get you to the next level. This offense is all NFL so they’re going to get you to the next level.”

As for Ambles, he has over 30 scholarship offers and still hears plenty from the in-state Georgia Bulldogs.

“I still talk to them all the time,” said Ambles, who added that UT, Florida and Alabama are some of the teams that are also recruiting him the hardest.

Despite a new coaching staff, UT’s future isn’t in question as far as Ambles is concerned.

“I think the program is going to be fighting for the national championship,” he said.

Ambles said he’ll likely take an official visit to UT this fall – a sign that the Vols will likely be in his top five when he decides to pare down his schools.

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panties4tebow writes:

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RoadTrip writes:

Sure is sweet to be talking about the upper echelon of recruits instead of what we have been seeing prior to CLK and crew's arrival.

Herm09 writes:

Bad News for the Vol Nation. My family lives in Utah, and rumor has it that Jake Heaps is going to commit to BYU this week.

voloffaith writes:

in response to Herm09:

Bad News for the Vol Nation. My family lives in Utah, and rumor has it that Jake Heaps is going to commit to BYU this week.

Does this really surprise any of us? That was not intended to come across harsh...just say..nah. We pretty much didn't really figure him in the final mix did we?

Family don't lie(bones)

GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to Herm09:

Bad News for the Vol Nation. My family lives in Utah, and rumor has it that Jake Heaps is going to commit to BYU this week.

Good for Heaps, I feel UT is really hot and heavy after Scroggins,Legaux,Strauss,and Hendrix.

kingsportvolfan writes:

in response to KingsportVol:

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thank you!
but why? lol

GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to kingsportvolfan:

thank you!
but why? lol

cause you da'Vol-man

kingsportvolfan writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

cause you da'Vol-man

He!! yeah! lol

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

would be nice to have Heaps, but I hope some of the "name" qb's start committing soon so we'll have a better handle on who to push for. Sounds like Scroggins would be a good choice, but I don't think we go wrong with Brunetti or the kid from La.

txvolsfan writes:

This staff is recruiting at break neck speed. They seem to be tireless film watchers and they are not just offering anyone. They must meet a need and meet our criteria!!!
It's pretty awesome
GO VOLS
TXVOLS

SuperVolfan writes:

in response to FARRAGUT0406:

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Scroggins has family in Tennessee, and sounds like he is interested.

kingsportvolfan writes:

“I think the program is going to be fighting for the national championship,” he said.

enough said!!

Go Vols!!

bobbarbilly writes:

John Ward would have a blast with this duo on the football field.
"Heaps heaves the hide to Ambles who ambles down the field and into the endzone for six!!!"

vol_chaz writes:

Would be awesome to get a commit from this kid. Once Heaps decides, it will start the domino effect, and we'll know who we'll get soon after.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to bobbarbilly:

John Ward would have a blast with this duo on the football field.
"Heaps heaves the hide to Ambles who ambles down the field and into the endzone for six!!!"

D#mn I miss John.

How long till it's "Football Time in Tennessee!"

Ashley...

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to FARRAGUT0406:

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still have a shot at several 4* qb's that are interested in UT besides Scroggins and Brunetti

Hendrix, Godfrey and Legeaux would all be great commits.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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Thanks naval.

This kid looks like a very good prospect.

DC_interloper_extraordinaire writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Sure is sweet to be talking about the upper echelon of recruits instead of what we have been seeing prior to CLK and crew's arrival.

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DC_interloper_extraordinaire writes:

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andy112382#209793 writes:

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Anything beats what we have now! I'd vote yes!

Oh, sorry won't make this political.....so GO VOLS!!!

belayvol writes:

There are numerous top flight QB's still available. We are in the hunt for several of them. Some you may not have heard much about because Heaps/Scroggins have filled the airwaves. Scroggins visits in a few more days. There will be good news in Vol land by the end of this month.

TnScooby writes:

in response to andy112382#209793:

Anything beats what we have now! I'd vote yes!

Oh, sorry won't make this political.....so GO VOLS!!!

Yes, PLEASE leave politics out of it....hopefully Heaps to BYU is ONLY a rumor..still believe Scroggins will be a Vol and we might pull in a sleeper such as Brunetti or Rettig....with the RB situation shaping up as it is, hopefully we won't need to rely on the QB as much anyway. JMO

pdhuff#552644 writes:

in response to TCHDWN10C:

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Can he go clap-clap-clap?

GreerVol22 writes:

in response to bobbarbilly:

John Ward would have a blast with this duo on the football field.
"Heaps heaves the hide to Ambles who ambles down the field and into the endzone for six!!!"

bobbar, so true. Bob K is just OK. You can't turn a TV guy into a radio guy. It has never worked. It still sounds like he is reading from a telepromptor.

old_number1 writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

bobbar, so true. Bob K is just OK. You can't turn a TV guy into a radio guy. It has never worked. It still sounds like he is reading from a telepromptor.

Wouldn't it be awesome if John Ward could do one game a year for the Vol radio network. I always wondered why he didn't do that when he retired. He is a legend!

BasketVols writes:

Guys, check out this young UT student's story for B/R. Really quality stuff. I didn't know the story of the '65 season.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/19...

BasketVols writes:

in response to andy112382#209793:

Anything beats what we have now! I'd vote yes!

Oh, sorry won't make this political.....so GO VOLS!!!

Yeah, because Bush was GREAT! And Cheney, now that was a great VP!

bobbarbilly writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

bobbar, so true. Bob K is just OK. You can't turn a TV guy into a radio guy. It has never worked. It still sounds like he is reading from a telepromptor.

With John Ward I did not need a TV. Whether I was driving, working or sitting in a tree stand, I could see the game.

Volunatic writes:

in response to Herm09:

Bad News for the Vol Nation. My family lives in Utah, and rumor has it that Jake Heaps is going to commit to BYU this week.

I would be happy if Hendrix came to UT.
Cincinnati Moeller has a really good football program and has sent a LOT of players to Division 1A schools over the years. (They also sent a coach to Notre Dame, but that's beside the point.)
From the footage I've seen of Hendrix, he could develop into a top notch QB.

Volunatic writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

bobbar, so true. Bob K is just OK. You can't turn a TV guy into a radio guy. It has never worked. It still sounds like he is reading from a telepromptor.

Bob Kesling is pretty good, and he's a Vol through-and-through. Sure, he's no John Ward, but John Ward's "radio personality" took several years to develop, also.

kingsportvolfan writes:

no me and kingsportvol are not the same people at all!

gnm53108 writes:

in response to Volunatic:

Bob Kesling is pretty good, and he's a Vol through-and-through. Sure, he's no John Ward, but John Ward's "radio personality" took several years to develop, also.

There will never be another John Ward.

I'm with ya on Bob.He's OK.

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