Physical Linebacker High On Auburn

Elysee Mbem-Bosse talks about his recent visits to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Ellenwood, Ga.--One of the top linebackers in the South for the 2016 class, physical Elysee Mbem-Bosse from Cedar Grove High was back on the Auburn campus Saturday with his teammates to take part in a team camp on the Plains. Getting the opportunity to spend time with the coaching staff and see more of the campus as well as talking with current players, Mbem-Bosse said he continues to feel good about the Tigers.

“It’s a great environment and I have a great relationship with the coaches and players,” Mbem-Bosse said. “It’s also a great program.”

The visit was the second in the last month for Mbem-Bosse after he made the trip over for Big Cat Weekend at the end of May. Getting to see a different side of the Auburn coaches and campus in a very relaxed atmosphere, he said it was just the thing for him to be able to enjoy a laid-back weekend.

“It was great,” Mbem-Bosse said. “It was just a day when the coaches sit down with you and you get to see who he is and how he acts. We had a fun time interacting each other. It was more like taking football away for a minute and just relaxing.”

Part of the weekend was all about Mbem-Bosse getting more of an opportunity to get to know Coach Will Muschamp. Auburn’s defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, Muschamp is known as one of the best defensive minds in college football and that’s not lost on the four-star linebacker.

“Muschamp is a great guy and has a great personality,” Mbem-Bosse said. “He’s the No. 1 defensive coordinator going back three years and I feel like he would put me in great opportunities on the field to make plays.”

Elysee Mbem-Bosse was impressive at linebacker on Saturday

Making plays was one of the biggest things Mbem-Bosse did on Saturday as he and his teammates had a good showing at Auburn’s team camp. While they didn’t make the top eight, he said the experience was a good one for his team as they continue to try to find several young players that are ready to step up for the 2015 season.

“It was great,” Mbem-Bosse said. “I love playing football, especially with my teammates. We had a lot of fun out there. We realized that it gives a lot of people opportunity to make plays. For example, when we go to play other schools you might not see a ninth or 10th grader, but when you come to Cedar Grove you’ll get a chance. You’ll get multiple chances and we’ll see who can play on Friday nights and who can’t.”

Once the season starts Mbem-Bosse will be that much closer to making a decision. Planning to announce sometime this fall, he said at the moment he’s still considering several schools with Auburn very much in the picture.

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