USC WR Collier leaves Trojans, but WR Ambles stays

Southern California receiver Markeith Ambles has reconsidered

his plan to transfer, deciding to stay with the Trojans.

Receiver Thearon Collier also announced Friday he’s leaving USC

after a few months on campus. The Miami transfer never played for

the Trojans.

Ambles caught just one pass during his freshman season at USC,

and the Georgia native said last fall he planned to leave the

program. Coach Lane Kiffin says Ambles changed his mind during the

Christmas break.

Collier transferred to USC last August after two seasons with

the Hurricanes. He sat out last season under NCAA rules.

With Collier’s departure and tight end Blake Ayles’ recent

announcement of plans to transfer to Miami, the Trojans have just

59 scholarship players.