Ambles set to rejoin team after previous dismissal

Former USC wide receiver Markeith Ambles, who was dismissed from the team in November, has rejoined the program, according to his personal Twitter account.

Ambles told Bryan Fischer of on Thursday that he was on a flight bound for Los Angeles and would be rejoining the team upon his arrival.

A native of McDonough, Ga., Ambles had a rocky freshman season with the Trojans, appearing in four games and totaling only one catch for three yards in a 50-16 blowout win over Washington State.

Furthermore, the former five-star wideout was also suspended indefinitely in late October after several late arrivals to mandatory team functions. During training camp in August, Ambles, along with freshman running back Dillon Baxter, was disciplined for similar incidents of “tardiness” and spent an entire practice session doing rollovers.

Ambles was one of the signature signees of USC’s No. 1 2010 recruiting class, according to Ranked as the third best receiver nationally and 24th overall, he originally committed to the University of Tennessee in 2009 when current USC coach Lane Kiffin was still with the Volunteers. When Kiffin departed for USC, Ambles also changed his commitment, signing a letter of intent to join the Trojans on Feb. 3, 2010.

Along with Baxter and wide receivers Kyle Prater and Robert Woods, Ambles was one of four five-star recruits from USC’s 2010 class.

4 replies
  1. Gary Quon
    Gary Quon says:

    Lane would never have let him come back unless he is sure that this guy will fly right this time. He will be on a short leash and will not be allowed to be a “cancer” on the team. Give the coaching staff some credit and be confident at their decision. Otherwise, go root for UCLA! They have a much bigger mess.

  2. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    Under normal conditions, I may be inclined to agree with Steve, above. However, with the departure of Collier and Ayles, we need as many bodies as we can get in. Second chances are a good thing. He still has the potential to be one of the top receivers we have, so if he’s willing to put in the work, I’m willing to let him be part of the team. Worst case scenario is that he becomes a good service team member to help out our defense.

  3. Steve B.
    Steve B. says:

    Pete Carroll stopped recruiting him for a good reason. This is a truly dumb move on the part of the coaching staff taking him back. Hope this is a false scenario created by Ambles.

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