Mobile (Ala.) Davidson head coach Fred Riley gave Rivals.com a quick update on four of his Division I-A prospects on Wednesday, including defensive end DaMario Ambrose, cornerback Travis Means, defensive tackle Lionel Henderson and linebacker Brandon Maye.
Ambrose, the state of Alabama's No. 21 overall prospect and the nation's No. 47 defensive end prospect, perhaps has the greatest upside of the four. While Ambrose currently holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, South Florida and every school in Conference USA, Riley does not believe that the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is finished receiving scholarship offers.
"He will end up being an SEC kid," Riley said. "He's grown into 250 pounds and is just 16 years old. Every week he gets better. I really think that Auburn or Alabama will end up taking him.
"He went up to Alabama this past weekend."
Means has had some early injury issues, but has three good options, including two from BCS conferences, in terms of college choices.
"He has been offered by Kentucky, Troy and Purdue," Riley said. "He broke a finger in pre-game warm-ups before the first game. They had to surgically fix him, so that night he really didn't get to play. He's having to learn to play with the wrap on his hand and all."
Means is a two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com.
Henderson is a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive tackle who has big upside and is off to a good start for the 2006 season.
"He's still pretty much South Florida and Conference USA schools," Henderson said. "No SEC schools have offered as of yet. He's playing very well, though."
The Bulls, Memphis and UAB are Henderson's three scholarship offers.
Henderson is a two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com.
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Maye still is holding on one scholarship offer.
"His only offer is Southern Miss," Riley said. "These first two games were his first two starts. He's played well and is starting to get a feel for playing middle linebacker."
Riley added that some Sun Belt Conference programs also were interested in Maye.