Elysee Mbem-Bosse is high on the Gators

Things were headed another direction just a month ago for Ellenwood, Georgia Cedar Grove linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse. The punishing tackler from the Peach State was planning on enrolling early at the school of his choice, but now has decided to postpone with new schools of interest popping up. The Gators are now right in the thick of things.

Florida joins Auburn, Oklahoma, NC State, and Michigan in the mix for the super linebacker who says the Gators have made a big splash in his recruitment.

“My interest in Florida is very high,” Mbem-Bosse said Christmas Eve when reached by phone. “I plan on visiting January 15th or the 22nd.

The Gators have plenty to offer according to the big tome player from Georgia. They are also very interested in Mbem-Bosse.

“They have a pretty good defense and a great coaching staff, atmosphere, and a great program,” he said. “They like my size, my ability, and my physicality.”

Assistant coach Chris Rumph has been the point man on his recruitment and the communication has picked up quite a bit.

“I talk to Coach Rumph the most with Florida,” he said. “He’s an amazing guy, a great guy. He tells me that Florida is a great place to be. They have a great defense. I can come in with my physical ability and get some playing time early.

Mbem-Bosse says he has definitely noticed the depth chart and playing time available at Florida. The native of Cameroon has only been in the United States a few years and playing football for two, which is why some schools have been late to notice. The fact that he is raw, but still very gifted has really stoked the interest in the young man.

“I have only been playing football for just two years and I just keep getting better and better,” he said.  

With a new time line on things and more schools coming into the picture, the young man has an idea of what he is looking for in a program. The Gator visit is the only one he knows for sure he will take, but he may take one more.

“I am looking for a great program, great relationship with the coaching staff, a great education, and a great atmosphere,” he said. “I don’t have anything set up, but maybe take one to Michigan also.”

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