You can now include St. Thomas More (Oakton, CT) defensive tackle Andy-Jeffrey M’ba as one of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in the class of 2019. Only he won’t be uncommitted for long. Which college he will attend is something the 6’6”, 310-pound standout plans on revealing “in the next few weeks.”
“My high school football journey will be ending in 2019,” M’ba wrote in this tweet on Wednesday (March 6). “I will make my decision in my home land France in the next few weeks. Thank you for all support and encouragement. I’m ready to tackle this next chapter and sack me some D1 QB.”
M’ba visited the University of Virginia as well as Virginia Tech last weekend. He also visited UVA on February 9, writing that he had a “great visit” last month.
— A.J ⚙️m’ba🇫🇷 (@71THANOS) February 10, 2019
M’ba just picked up a scholarship offer from Rutgers on Tuesday (March 5). Other reported offers include Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Rivals ranks M’ba as a 4-star prospect. 247Sports has him has a 3-star, although the site’s “Composite” ranking puts him on the 4-star level. As of this writing, both sites (Rivals with its Future Cast, 247 with its Crystal Ball have Virginia as the favorite for the mammoth defensive lineman’s signature.
Of the 23 recruits who signed with Virginia in the class of 2019, two – consensus 4-star Jowon Briggs and 3-star Ben Smiley III – are sure-fire defensive linemen. Additionally, the Hoos inked two European-born players (both from Germany) in offensive lineman Kariem Al-Soufi and quarterback/athlete Luke Wentz.