Robert Nkemdiche: Ole Miss offers best friend of nation’s No. 1 prospect

Ole Miss scored a lot of points with the nation’s No. 1 overall college prospect by offering a football scholarship his best friend on Wednesday.

Robert Nkemdiche was already high on Ole Miss because his older brother plays football there and he enjoyed a recent unofficial visit with the Rebels.

Ole Miss took it to another level with Nkemdiche on Wednesday when they offered a football scholarship to his best friend since the sixth grade, David Kamara, who plays cornerback at Grayson High School.

“Yes, I like it a lot, and Ole Miss has a great chance of getting both of us to sign there,” Nkemdiche told the AJC on Wednesday. “My brother is at Ole Miss, and now David can go with me … that’s a big, big, big, big, big plus for Ole Miss. I’m really happy about all of this.”

DE Robert Nkemdiche plans to go to Clemson (again), LSU and Vanderbilt the next three weeks (AJC)

Ole Miss is making all the right moves to put itself in prime position to pull off the "recruiting upset of the century" with Robert Nkemdiche (AJC)

Nkemdiche said his top five remains the same: “In no particular order, Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, Clemson and LSU.”

There’s also some big news involving Nkemdiche and Clemson: He visited Clemson last weekend as a guest of Kamara, who was already being evaluated by the Tigers. Nkemdiche said they are planning to return to Clemson this weekend to see if Kamara will be a offered a football scholarship there, too.

“We’re going to Clemson, so we’ll see what they say,” Nkemdiche said. “Clemson might offer him, and I hope they do because he’s a really good football player. We want to go back to Clemson to see what they say.”

Nkemdiche and Kamara will go next to LSU on March 17 and Vanderbilt on March 24. They also plan to visit a spring practice at UGA and Alabama in April.

Kamara was already getting plenty of D1 looks before the college scouts realized his close connection to Nkemdiche. Kamara has had some feelers from several other SEC schools, including UGA, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Alabama.

“The Ole Miss coaches told me they liked me and said ‘We want you and Robert; You both can come here to play football at Ole Miss,’” Kamara said.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound  Kamara is just fine with being a “package deal” with Nkemdiche. [Note: You can watch Kamara's video for yourself by clicking here]

“Robert said he wants us to play together, and I like that because he’s the best,” Kamara said. “Just like in high school, any team he plays on is going to be good. I want to play on a good football team. It would be a dream to play in college with Robert. And wherever I go to college, I’m going to do whatever it takes to get on the football field.”

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165 comments Add your comment

Mountain Dawg

March 7th, 2012
7:01 pm

Maybe Ole Miss will offer his parents, grand-parents, aunts and uncles, too. That way they can be one big happy family in Loserville.

Semeca

March 7th, 2012
7:05 pm

you sound bitter…. oh well

K9 NONSENSE!!!

March 7th, 2012
7:08 pm

It won’t matter……..that young man is aaaallllllllllll BAMA!!

Mountain Dawg

March 7th, 2012
7:13 pm

Not bitter. Just trying to be facetious.

Desert Dawg

March 7th, 2012
7:13 pm

Caoch Richt has been heard to say that Nkemdiche would make a good Tight End.

Dawg Ticked

March 7th, 2012
7:21 pm

I like Coach Richt as a person and a football coach. But he a lazy recruiter with a lousy recruiting coordinator in Coach Garner. As good as our recruiting classes are, they could be so much better. Coach Richt has completely dropped the ball with Robert. Grayson high school is a 30 minute drive from Athens and Coach Richt should be there at every opportunity. But he hasn’t. Georgia should’ve offered his older brother last summer. They had plenty of scholarships available but would rather give them to a bunch of freaking walk-ons. Please don’t say that Georgia didn’t know Denzel was available. They knew far in advance of Ole Miss but when they sandbagged, Ole Miss moved in. It will cost us with the best player out of Georgia in a decade. Then when you hear things about Coach Richt not showing up to meet Reuben Foster when he visited, it makes it really tough to support the Dawgs. Our AD Greg McGarity seems to be putting a lot of pressure on Coach Fox to recruit better in basketball, and hopefully he will demand the same out of Coach Richt.

JD

March 7th, 2012
7:23 pm

Will Ole Miss withdraw the offer to his friend if the kid goes somewhere else. Alabama doesn’t offer package deals.

Ted Sheckler

March 7th, 2012
7:25 pm

I heard that too, Desert.

overATED

March 7th, 2012
7:31 pm

RN is the most overrated player in the state..if you dont believe me, check out his junior highlights…th

Rick James

March 7th, 2012
7:33 pm

Make the offer to both CMR and if they say no lets move on..Next the parents will have great jobs in Mississippi and they will move there so they can see their sons play.I would love to have this guy but if playing with his brother and best friend are so important that he will play in that sorry program let him go.The good thing about all of this is that Saban cant offer a buddy package so I see no way he signs with Alabama.

In the Know

March 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Nkemdiche is a private Ole Miss commit. He is going to enjoy the process but he is Oxford bound.

ChrisATL

March 7th, 2012
7:53 pm

@DawgTicked.. Do you even know why Mark Richt wasn’t there to meet Rueben Foster? He has his priorities straight. Fans, like you, that pretend to be in the know and jump to negative conclusions are the worst kind. CMR has done a great job with recruiting. Could he be better? Of course, but to call him lazy and say HIS actions make it hard to support the dawgs is ridiculous. He is possibly the biggest class act in all of college football (according to quotes from analysts and coaches, not me), has been incredibly successful compared to 95% of other collegiate coaches, and kept UGA away from any relevant NCAA attention. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Thankfully most UGA fans I’ve spoken with are intelligent and know how to appreciate a good thing when they have it. Go Dawgs!

@In the know

March 7th, 2012
7:58 pm

My God, I hope you’re right.

All you random Ole Miss haters need to chill out. Don’t hate the school for proving they want him the baddest. It may not be tonight, it may not be tomorrow, but one day those damn Black Bears are going to have their day in the sun, and there’s nothing hater posters on here can do about it. Change is coming.

ARE HUGH READY???????

The dawg Fans

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

We didn’t want him anyway.

Lagdawg

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

Sounds like to me the kid is trying to get his teammates at Grayson a shot at a SEC school and they are really not that talented. If the kid wants to go to a school, it should be about him. If his best friend is good enough, he will also be offered. Offer and pursue but, if you don’t get him, move on. This process was screwd when UGA missed out on the brother. I think it is all a waste of time and UGA should move on to ther recruits. Richt and Garner definately need to step their recruiting game up, because UGA’s class could be a lot better. Giving all those schollies to a bunch of no name walkons was a joke and those were schollies that could have been used for some very elite players instead of a bunch of scrubs that can’t contribute anything to the team.

boots

March 7th, 2012
8:13 pm

Ole Miss doesn’t even have a mascot any longer, do they? Didn’t they change it to the Catfish or doormats?

Rick James

March 7th, 2012
8:15 pm

@Dawg Ticked

I like Coach Richt as a person and a football coach. But he a lazy recruiter with a lousy recruiting coordinator in Coach Garner. As good as our recruiting classes are, they could be so much better. Coach Richt has completely dropped the ball with Robert. Grayson high school is a 30 minute drive from Athens and Coach Richt should be there at every opportunity. But he hasn’t. Georgia should’ve offered his older brother last summer. They had plenty of scholarships available but would rather give them to a bunch of freaking walk-ons. Please don’t say that Georgia didn’t know Denzel was available. They knew far in advance of Ole Miss but when they sandbagged, Ole Miss moved in. It will cost us with the best player out of Georgia in a decade. Then when you hear things about Coach Richt not showing up to meet Reuben Foster when he visited, it makes it really tough to support the Dawgs. Our AD Greg McGarity seems to be putting a lot of pressure on Coach Fox to recruit better in basketball, and hopefully he will demand the same out of Coach Richt
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Slow down Dawg..Being the best player to come out of the state in 10 years does not automaticly mean he will be the best to play at Georgia in the past 10 years.I have no doubt that CMR wants this guy which is different form Ole Miss who “needs” him.He will be the biggest fish in the bowl there and that may be what appeals to him.He will make Georgia a better team if he lives up to the hype but unless Ole Miss surrounds him with better players the will still be losers.If he signs with Georgia I will be happy,if he goes to Ole Miss and its a better situation for his family and friends best of luck to him.

Gaius Baltar

March 7th, 2012
8:29 pm

Ole Miss???

Ole Miss is for knuckledraggers, rednecks & Cylons.

(They are sort of the “UGA” of Mississippi.)

The Great State of Alabama has the misfortune of MISTAKES both to its immediate East & West.

Coach Saban is The Bear resurrected, simply downloaded into a new body upon his death.

Praise Coach Saban!

Praise Coach Bryant!

Praise Alabama!

Roll Tide for All Eternity!

Gaius Baltar

March 7th, 2012
8:30 pm

Gaius Baltar

March 7th, 2012
8:32 pm

Coach Kirby was certainly SMART for turning down UGA and staying home where he belongs.

Praise Alabama!

Roll Tide!

lee glozier

March 7th, 2012
8:41 pm

Not a Ole Miss fan, but I’ve watched some really good players go through OM, Eli Manning, Dexter McCluster and Patrick Willis. If he’s at that level and plays there, I’ll start taking meth…. Seriously, can’t blame OM for their strategy.

Ted Sheckler

March 7th, 2012
8:43 pm

Enter your comments here

7576DAWG

March 7th, 2012
8:43 pm

Dawg Ticked
I was under the impression that Georgia didn’t offer his brother because it seemed unlikely he would qualify academically but when that got cleared up Georgia offered last June but he was impatient and had already committed so he cut off his nose in spite of his face and stayed with the commitment. Nutt offered anybody and everybody. He didn’t care how many he over signed. Denzel was acting the big shot when he should have been happy that Georgia even cared after HE cleared up HIS problem that HE created with his school works . Georgia just cleaned up their program from all the me,me,me,players and after reading some of Roberts comments lately if he does come to Georgia he needs to save the attitude for the field. His brother Denzel had 8 month’s to sign with Georgia , more than enough time for someone that didn’t even get a 1 star from Scout or Rivals. If Robert can’t see how big of a fool his brother was then maybe he should go somewhere else. Hopefully he is smarter than his brother and will be his own man.

DAWGfan

March 7th, 2012
8:44 pm

DAWG ticked are you for real? Have you seen the recruiting class Richt and company are putting together this year…you can’t get every single player you offer a scholarship too. You obviously don’t know much about recruiting.

Ted Sheckler

March 7th, 2012
8:45 pm

You can’t be serious, Gaius Baltar. Everyone knows that Bear Bryant is in hedes. Serious question though, who has a bigger payroll, University of Alabama or the Boston Red Sox?

The Bear

March 7th, 2012
8:51 pm

To say this guy is the best player to come out of Georgia in the last 10 years is very far-fetched to say the least. Very premature to put him on the pedestal just yet! Not fair to him or any other players.

Roll Tide

GtDawg

March 7th, 2012
8:54 pm

C’mon Dawg nation we need recruits who want to “Be a Dawg”. This aint lets make a deal. There are dozens of other great recruits waitn on da love.

Electricreb

March 7th, 2012
8:56 pm

Is that you Harvy Updike?

Tdawg

March 7th, 2012
9:15 pm

7576DAWG I was going to wade in, but you pretty much just told it like it is. Robert you wanna be at Georgia, then great. If not, then so be it.

Next Great Back

March 7th, 2012
9:27 pm

TUSCALOOSA | You don’t believe it until you see it. Even then you find yourself questioning it. He’s how big? Wait, how old? Nah, he can’t be that fast.

You can hear about him from everyone else, but it’s not until you see him with your own eyes that your mouth slacks in disbelief.

Bo Scarbrough, the Northridge High School offensive phenomenon who is taking the state by storm, has that effect on people.

Next Great Back

March 7th, 2012
9:29 pm

Simply put, Scarbrough is a genetics lottery winner, one of those rare specimens that don’t come around very often. And when they do, they’re never in your backyard, your hometown.

Only in this case, he is.

Scarbrough is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound sophomore who could start for any team in the state, regardless of classification, program or roster size. And there are some who believe and will tell you, with a straight face mind you, that, physically, he could start for some college programs, too.

As crazy as that sounds, they just might be right. After all, he runs a 4.3-second 40-yard-dash.

Next Great Back

March 7th, 2012
9:30 pm

The legend of Bo Scarbrough is still in its infancy, yet the potential is tantalizing. It began in the first high school game he ever played in his freshman season. The play was a counter.

Northridge High School was 0-2, blown out in its first two games by a combined score of 69-13. Head coach Mike Smith was in trouble heading into the matchup against a hyped Minor High team, and he knew it. Desperate, he turned to Scarbrough, who was in ninth grade.

“He breaks the line of scrimmage, and (Minor has) five guys with an angle on him, including Christion Jones (now a freshman defensive back for the University of Alabama), and not one of them could catch him,” Smith said. “And I thought, ‘Uh-oh, this boy’s going to be good.’ You’ve got Division I guys, SEC guys that can’t catch him? He’s pretty good.”

He rushed for four touchdowns that night, in his first varsity football game.

Next Great Back

March 7th, 2012
9:32 pm

Some analysts and one major assistant college coach have quietly predicted that Scarbrough will be the best player in the state by his senior year. Maybe in the nation, too.

Mountain Dawg

March 7th, 2012
10:09 pm

Richt says Scarbrouth would make a pretty good tight end.

Todd Grantham

March 7th, 2012
10:11 pm

I think we get him. I have shown him how i would use him in my D. As for his buddy,,,,,,,, I will show him too….

59bulldawg

March 8th, 2012
4:37 am

It wasn’t that long ago that Garner was toasted as one of the premier recruiters in the SEC. Despite what the naysayers on here say, I still think he knows what he’s doing. But with that said I don’t understand why we let Ole Miss beat us to the punch … twice now … in RN’s case. The only consolation is that if it works for the Rebs at least it won’t be Bammer.

Dean

March 8th, 2012
6:14 am

It’s March, relax everyone. From what I’ve seen Richt is doing quite well in recruiting. Alabama is at the top right now. They will lead in recruits until their house of cards falls down. And it will, you don’t have to go back to far to see how that scenario plays out.

Bulldog Proud

March 8th, 2012
6:42 am

Some of these Bama fans are really creepy, sort of cultish. If you do not like them they will poison your trees and put their private parts on you. They are also delusional in they claim Alabama as a great state. Saban could not carry the Bear’s famous hat, do not insult a great coach and person by comparing the two.

Top Dawg

March 8th, 2012
6:52 am

Know what’s funny? Reading an Alabama fan talk about another state having rednecks. Or maybe that’s ironic. Or maybe that’s both funny and ironic. Either way, I just about fell out of my chair reading that. (Gaius Baltar, March 7, 8:29 p.m.)

Beast from the East

March 8th, 2012
6:59 am

Top Dawg,
I agree. You could say the same about any state in the south, but Alabama and Mississipi have more ‘necks per capita than just about anywhere I’ve seen.

BAMA DEFENCE !!!

March 8th, 2012
7:18 am

Unfortunately for Mark Richt, there is no BCS National Championship for “Recruiting.”

Coach Saban has won 3 actual BCS Titles, even after taking a break in the NFL, in the decade Mark Richt has been stealing salary & selling Ford pickups in Athens.

Richt wouldn’t be good enough to even be a Saban assistant, unlike Coach Kirby Smart. It is not wonder Georgia fans LUST for Coach Kirby.

These young recruits & their parents are finally starting to see through Richt.

The TIDE will ROLL!

Johnny Too Good

March 8th, 2012
7:23 am

If I was a recruit I wouldnt wanna be offered by a school just because I’m friends with another player, I mean does he really wanna be known as Big Rob’s sidekick?
Additionally, ppl will always question whether he got a scholarship becuz of his skills or becuz of who he was buddies with

Saban Never Sleeps

March 8th, 2012
7:52 am

You can’t blame a kid for trying to help his friend.

BAMA DEFENCE !!!

March 8th, 2012
8:03 am

CRIMSON looks better on a young football player than the “Tennessee Jailhouse Orange” or “Georgia Drive-By-Shooting Red” or even the “LSU Urine-Leak Yellow.”

CRIMSON TIDE FOOTBALL: Let the Mighty TIDE ROLL Over Your Body!

DIT

March 8th, 2012
8:18 am

Never understand why all the insults and attacks from all sides. Thought this was a football blog, in which you discuss the topic at hand. I respect the Bama program, but good grief, since your victory I have never seen such juvenile hatred on here. And, to the Dawg people that respond just as juvenile…….. STOP!
Don’t feed them, ignore them.

Bama Legacy

March 8th, 2012
8:29 am

Alabama: best known for meth labs and trailer parks. football—corrupt to the core, win at all costs. Enjoy!

Whiskey Breath

March 8th, 2012
8:32 am

Ga fans have always amaze me. They are coming off one of the most embarrasing bowl losses in years. However, it doesn’t bother them.

Megan

March 8th, 2012
8:41 am

I say let him go…. there are other talented players out there that dont make important decisions based on where there best friends go!

DawginLex

March 8th, 2012
8:42 am

BAMA DEFENCE !!!

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The above spelling is all we need to know about this blogger huh?

That there is funny, I don’t care who you are!!!!!!!!!!!

Pilfer Dawg

March 8th, 2012
8:48 am

Whiskey Breath,-Put down the shot glass brother. of course it bothers UGA fans to lose but you move on. You know there is another season of football this fall and of course we do have our own lives too that don’t stop because of UGA football