2022 wide receiver Sam Mbake hasn’t been rated yet by any of the major recruiting services, but he’s already garnering a lot of interest from the Tennessee Vols and various other SEC programs.
Mbake, 6-foot-3/177 lbs, is from Kennesaw, GA. He currently has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Tennessee. Mbake’s offer list should expand in the coming months.
It’s still extremely early in the recruiting process, but I think it’s safe to say the Vols will be a big factor for Mbake.
The Georgia native, in fact, has already visited Knoxville. Mbake recently told Rivals “I really like coach Tee Martin at Tennessee. He is very hands on, he is someone that is easy to talk to”. Mbake added “I like what they have going on for the future”.
Tennessee has two unique connections to Mbake.
The dynamic wide receiver currently attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Vols quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke was the head coach at IMG from 2010-2014, which means he undoubtedly has some connections there.
Before transferring to IMG Academy, Mbake was at North Cobb High School in Georgia.
UT wide receivers coach Tee Martin was the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach at North Cobb in 2007. That might’ve been over 10 years ago, but it’s still enough of a connection to help Tennessee in the door a bit more often at North Cobb.
It’s way too early to predict where Mbake might land. With a frame that’s already SEC ready, he’ll likely pick up significant attention from other programs this summer/fall.
The Vols, however, should be one of the favorites to land the 6-foot-3 wide receiver.
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