Elysee Mbem-Bosse was originally slated to announce his commitment on Thursday, but the four-star linebacker called it off Wednesday evening.
“I am pushing the time back for confidential reasons,” Mbem-Bosse tweeted out. “My recruiting process is still open.”
It would appear Florida’s late push affected his timeline. On Tuesday, Mbem-Bosse told SEC Country he received a call from defensive line coach Chris Rumph indicating he had an offer on the table from the Gators.
“He called and told me I had on official offer from Florida,” Mbem-Boose said in the recent interview. “It feels great to have that, and it’s probably going to expand my recruitment.”
The 6-foot-3, 227-pound senior from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.) was originally set to enroll early at his school of choice, but he indicated to SEC Country he would take an official visit to Florida in January. That will likely thwart his intentions of enrolling next month. Mbem-Bosse has already taken official visits to N.C. State, Oklahoma and Oregon.
“Florida is definitely in the mix,” Mbem-Boose said. “It’s a great school. They have top players that go there every year, and their defense is pretty nice. It’d be a great thing to be a part of.”
— Elysee Mbem-Bosse (@ElyseeBoss) December 17, 2015