Four-star defensive tackle Jeffrey M’ba committed to Virginia back in March, but he recently announced he’s reopening his recruitment.
Not only is M’ba decommitting from the Cavaliers, he’s also reclassifying….again.
M’ba, who started playing football two years ago in France, was originally a member of the 2020 class. When he committed to Virginia he reclassified to 2019.
The France native, however, is returning to the 2020 class.
— Hλιος (@jeffrey_mbaa) June 20, 2019
M’ba, who is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation, included the Tennessee Vols in his final three earlier this year.
The original plan for M’ba was for him to enroll at Virginia this summer. But there were signs that M’ba was considering pulling back from his commitment to the Cavaliers.
Earlier this month, M’ba attended a camp at North Carolina. He wouldn’t discuss the reason for his visit with Rivals, but it was obvious that the talented defensive tackle was keeping his options open.
Now that M’ba has officially reclassified to the 2020 class, the Vols will have plenty of time to convince the 6-foot-6/315 lb defensive lineman to spend his college career on Rocky Top.
Tennessee desperately needs some size along their defensive line, which is why M’ba would be a fantastic addition for the Vols.
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