Markeith Ambles won’t be taking an official visit to Tennessee this weekend — and likely won’t ever.
Ambles’ father said Thursday his son will likely use his four remaining official visits to learn as much as he can about other schools.
“He already knows about Tennessee,” Keith Ambles said. “He’s seen just about everything. He probably will (visit) somewhere else because he wants to check out other schools and see what they have to offer.”
Markeith Ambles, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga., decommitted from UT this week.
Ambles took his first official visit to North Carolina last weekend. He was scheduled to only take one official visit — to UT — before his recruitment was turned upside down by coach Lane Kiffin’s departure to Southern California last week.
Ambles is considering Alabama, LSU, and Southern Cal, according to his father, who claimed he didn’t know where his son would visit this weekend.
Keith Ambles said UT and North Carolina are both still being considered.
The Ambles family received a visit from new UT coach Derek Dooley, linebackers coach Lance Thompson and newly hired wide receivers coach Charlie Baggett earlier this week.
Keith Ambles said the family was impressed with Baggett, who joined UT’s staff after coaching with the St. Louis Rams in 2009.
“He seems like a nice guy and knows what he’s talking about as far as coaching wide receivers,” Ambles said. “He could have stayed where he was but he decided he wanted to go to Tennessee.”
Ambles said his son could wait until after National Signing Day on Feb. 3 to sign with a school. That will depend on when the younger Ambles makes his final decision.
“If he makes up his mind by signing day he’ll go ahead and sign,” Ambles said.
Markeith Ambles is considered one of the top receiver prospects in the nation and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He originally committed to UT in July.