Gators to host 5-star EDGE Samuel M’Pemba
Another top rookie has been added to the list of visitors Billy Napier and the Florida Gators are expecting at the Saturday July 30 Recruiting BBQ. Five-star rusher Samuel M’Pemba and IMG Academy rookie are set to make his third trip to the swamp of the year, according to his social media.
M’Pemba named the Gators in his top seven earlier in July with Alabama, GeorgiaMiami, our Lady, Oregon and Tennessee. Although he has yet to make any of his official visits, he has planned trips to Notre Dame (vs. Clemson), Georgia (vs. Auburn), Oregon (against Stanford) and Miami on a date to be determined.
He last visited for the spring game which gave him a taste of the Gators’ new look. M’Pemba noticed the differences between Napier’s alligators and Mullen’s alligators, and the change in culture led him to consider orange and blue for the time being. Florida needs to get that fifth and final official visit if they want to make the next cut, so impressing M’Pemba this weekend is crucial.
Georgia is currently considered the leader by the On3 recruiting prediction machine with a 76.9% chance of landing the rookie. This prediction could however be the product of a recency bias since it was the last trip he made before the dead period. Florida’s return to campus at the start of the quiet period should help them secure the official visit.
The 247Sports composite ranks M’Pemba No. 23 overall in the class of 2023 and No. 2 among peak rushers.
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