July 24, 2006

Academics important to Alabama D-end

Mobile (Ala.) Davidson defensive end DeMario Ambrose has some pretty impressive numbers - 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, with a 4.8 in the 40-yard dash.

It is the numbers he puts in the classroom, however, that Ambrose may be most proud of. While football may be his ticket to a college scholarship, his academic work ethic - exemplified by his 3.3 GPA and 20 ACT score - may be his ticket to a successful future.

A three-star prospect and the No. 21 overall player in the state of Alabama, according to Rivals.com, Ambrose currently holds offers from Arkansas, Southern Miss, UAB, Georgia Tech, Purdue, West Virginia, Memphis, South Florida and Southern Illinois.

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