Here’s what Markeith Ambles last 11 or so months at USC has consisted of: played in the first four games as a true freshman; declared academically ineligible for the remainder of the 2010 season; left the program mid-year; returned in January; and, finally, was almost booted from the team during spring practice.
Well, as it turns out, not exactly “finally”.
The school announced Tuesday night on its official football Twitter account that the wide receiver has been officially declared academically ineligible and will not play during the 2011 season. Head coach Lane Kiffin said after the announcement that Amble’s future with the program is still to be determined.
“We’re focusing on the guys who are out here and just trying to figure out what’s the best plan with Markeith,” Kiffin said. “We’re going to sit down and talk about it. It’ll be a group decision.
Coming out of McDonough, Ga., he was a five-star member of the Trojans’ 2010 recruiting class and the No. 3 receiver in the country according to Rivals.com.