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Ambles goes to Hawaii for all-star game

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

Henry County senior wide receiver is continuing to rack up the awards even after playing his last official high school game with the Warhawks.

Ambles, who spent two years with the Warhawks after transferring from Griffin, is spending the weekend in Hawaii as part of the Aloha Prep Bowl all-star game.

The contest features players from Hawaii playing against players from the mainland.

It's the second all-star game he has been selected to participate in this year. Ambles, who has verbally committed to play college football for the University of Tennessee, will also play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

Verbal commitments are non binding, and Ambles can't sign with the Vols, or any other school, until Tuesday, February 2, 2010, National Signing Day.

Ambles did a little bit of everything for the Warhawks this season, finishing with 52 catches, and 11 touchdowns.

He is the third Henry County wide receiver headed to a Division I college in as many years. Chris Jackson began his college career at No.1-ranked Alabama before transferring to Georgia Tech. Jamal Patterson is a freshman at Stanford University, and signed with the school in California ,

Jackson is red-shirted at Georgia Tech this season, but his Tech teammates will participate in the Orange Bowl after winning the ACC title. Patterson and Stanford will play Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl. Ambles ended his high school career by helping the Warhawks finish the year with a 7-4 record and a third straight trip to the playoffs.

In his junior year, Henry County finished 10-2 and won its second region title.