M’Pemba knows he’s a priority for the Florida Gators

Billy Napier and the coaching staff has had a lot of success of getting IMG prospects on campus this spring and several of those visited Gainesville on Thursday.

Athlete Samuel M’Pemba (6-4, 230, Bradenton, FL. IMG) was on campus for the second time this spring and was able to be around the coaches again.

“It was smooth,” M’Pemba said of his visit to Florida on Thursday. “It wasn’t really too much different from last time. It was big atmosphere for sure. I just wanted to get around the staff again.”

It isn’t just one coach talking to M’Pemba as he says several coaches have been in contact with the athlete including on Thursday night.

“Really everybody,” he said on the coaches he talks to from Florida the most. “Coach [Mike] Peterson, Coach [Jamar] Chaney, Coach Napier, Joe Hamilton, it’s a lot of them. I talked to all of them tonight [Thursday].”

Outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson explained to M’Pemba that he’s a big need for the Gators and they want him to return to campus for more visits in the future.

“Just about coming up here again,” M’Pemba said of his talks with Peterson on Thursday. “He said I’m a top priority. We [Napier and M’Pemba] had a real conversation, it was cool talking to him too.”

M’Pemba doesn’t have any other visits planned at this time but he says returning to Florida is on his list of things to do.

“I don’t have anything planned but I will get back up here for sure,” he said on any other visits to Florida. “I’m going to take official visits in the fall.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.