Robert Nkemdiche: Best friend gets another SEC offer

[Posted at 4:01 p.m. Friday]

Another SEC school has entered the sweepstakes for the best friend of Robert Nkemdiche, who is the first-ever Georgian to be ranked as the nation’s No. 1 overall college football prospect.

Nkemdiche’s teammate at Grayson High School, DB David Kamara, told the AJC he was offered by Mississippi State on Friday afternoon.

It was the second football scholarship offer this week for Kamara, who was offered by Ole Miss on Wednesday. Nkemdiche’s older brother also plays at Ole Miss.

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“Mississippi State contacted me on Facebook, and told me to call them to talk about an offer,” Kamara told the AJC. “They think I can come there and play. They’re graduating two cornerbacks this year and stuff. They told me that I should think about where I can play the fastest, and talked to me about how I can play early there.

“I was excited. My trainer told me that Mississippi State was thinking about offering me, so it’s exciting that it happened.”

Kamara said Nkemdiche’s name never came up during Friday’s conversation, but there is a major connection between Grayson and Mississippi State. Grayson QB Nick Schuessler signed with Mississippi State last month, and Nkemdiche occasionally stays with Schuessler and his family.

Kamara said he was invited to attend Mississippi State’s Junior Day on March 31 and did not know if he will be accompanied by Nkemdiche.

However, Nkemdiche and Kamara are planning to go together to Clemson on Monday and then to Vanderbilt on March 24.

Kamara expects Clemson to be his next offer. “I talked to [Clemson recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott], and he said ‘I’ve got some good news for you on Monday,” he said.

Robert Nkemdiche (left) and David Kamara have been best friends since the sixth grade

Robert Nkemdiche (left) and David Kamara have been best friends since the sixth grade

Who may also offer Kamara next? “I don’t know after Clemson,” he said. “I know Florida and Arkansas are looking at my film.”

When asked if there any other schools he would like to be evaluated by, Kamara said, “The Tennessee Volunteers. My cousin was an All-America in track there.”

Nkemdiche and Kamara have been best friends since the sixth grade. Nkemdiche has stopped short of calling them a “package deal” but did tell the AJC, “Wherever we feel like we can go together and both have an offer from, that will work out for us.”

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Kamara was always considered a legitimate D1 prospect but his connection to Nkemdiche has obviously accelerated the evaluation process by colleges. “I just feel blessed, and I’m going to work as hard as possible to get on the football field wherever I go,” he said.

  • Note: Kamara’s YouTube video has gotten nearly 2,200 page views in three days and you can watch it here.

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128 comments Add your comment

shanahan

March 9th, 2012
4:09 pm

Triple Dawg

March 9th, 2012
4:15 pm

Coach Richt, may I ask what the hell are you waiting for?

Taco Meat

March 9th, 2012
4:16 pm

“The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Kamara was always considered a legitimate D1 prospect”

What is Richt and Company waiting for??? Nkemdiche or not, offer him!! Our secondary will be very thin after this year!

GADawg91

March 9th, 2012
4:16 pm

Wish everyone would give the kid the respect he deserves instead of making it sound like he’s only getting D1 offers because of his friendship to Nkemdiche. He’s a legit D1 prospect for his talent, not his friends.

With that said, UGA graduates the entire secondary next year may be an offer soon for this kid.

KaDawg

March 9th, 2012
4:17 pm

IN RELATED NEWS, MARK RICHT HAS NEVER HEARD OF DAVID KAMARA, IS PLANNING A SPRING VACATION, AND VOWS TO DO A “REUBEN FOSTER” BY NOT SHOWING UP WHENEVER ROBERT NKEMDICHE VISITS ATHENS AGAIN.

Triple Dawg

March 9th, 2012
4:20 pm

It’s like a “if you buy this Harley bike, maybe you can win a Porsche soon” deal and UGA says no to it.

Dawg Bounty Hunter

March 9th, 2012
4:25 pm

we need david as a Db !!!!!

UGA '05

March 9th, 2012
4:30 pm

All kidding aside, I’m willing to bet that Coach Richt will drop the ball on this just like he did with Robert’s brother. This is very disappointing to read. Grayson is only 20 minutes from UGA and our coaches are clueless.

oakisland

March 9th, 2012
4:31 pm

Just saw Rivals updated top 250 recruit list for 2013. I counted over 80 offers from Alabama, hope they all accept the offers and see Saban wiggle out and try to explain why he couldn’t take all. If push came to shove, bet he doesn’t know half their names and where their from.

Harvey Updyke

March 9th, 2012
4:34 pm

Pleazw cume 2 Alabama or Elsz your treez R in DanGer

kingdaddy

March 9th, 2012
4:41 pm

I think Richt knows Kim-Chee has already commited. Why else would he wait? I don’t think Coach Richt is stupid. People, we don’t know everything going on behind all the little games these prima-donnas play. I trust CMR until he is not my H.C.anymore. It’s OK to second guess him, but I hope you know something that he doesn’t. He may know something we don’t.

Stank Wren

March 9th, 2012
4:42 pm

Robert Nkemdiche – Please just sign with Alabama and get it over with. I wanted you to be a Dawg but have decided that it just isn’t worth it. Good luck but there is no way that you will every live up to the expectations of all these so called “experts”.

Cecil Newton

March 9th, 2012
4:44 pm

Bammers – I can make sure that Robert Nkemdiche comes to your school for $180K. Its a real steal and I have experience in this type of thing. Maybe we can meet at a Krystal and discuss business

Blackoutanyone?

March 9th, 2012
4:51 pm

oakisland….. my first thought is I highly doubt you can count to 80. My second thought is your a moron and obviously don’t understand anything to do with recruiting. While it may seem as though CMR only scouts/offers 25 prospects a year, rest assured that is not the case.

Hopefully Kamara will make a good solid decision that is in his best interest. If RN is interested in getting drafted in the 1st round (as 5 former UA players will this year) he should concern himself with mastering his position and not worry about hanging out with childhood friends. I expect the lure of playing for championships and the opportunity to be coached by college football’s best will sway him to T-town.

Roll Tide!!!!!!!!!!

oakisland

March 9th, 2012
5:08 pm

Blackoutanyone? Moron? typical Alabama response when the truth hits them in their face. Just go to Bleacher Report and see the article and count yourself over 80 offers. And by the way get the hell off our UGA blog. I’ve read your bs on here long enough and quite frankly sir, you’re the moron. Can’t wait for the Dawgs to kick your asses in Atlanta. Have a nice day.

Don4654

March 9th, 2012
5:11 pm

Everybody offers more scholarships then they have available.They tell them to commit if they want to get one before they run out.

oakisland

March 9th, 2012
5:15 pm

Blackoutanyone? I forgot you can’t count to 80, not enough fingers and toes.

kingdaddy

March 9th, 2012
5:44 pm

By the end of this year, we will all know more about our recruiting. Alabama may be under investigation for recruiting violations which will change everything. GA. may fall flat on their face and lose a couple of winnable games. At the end of the year recruits may DECOMMIT. Nothing is written in Stine with these kids and anyone who says otherwise is a know-it-all idiot. That’s an oxymoron to you knowitalls. Worry about 2012 Football and let the chips fall where they fall. Now, lets go drinking.

kingdaddy

March 9th, 2012
5:46 pm

Stone not Stine

Blackoutanyone?

March 9th, 2012
7:13 pm

oakisland…. milkdud you don’t seem to bright. I fear you may be very young so I’ll temper my response. This is not a UGA blog… this is the AJC college recruiting blog. You do realize AJC stands for Alabama Journal Constitution, so if anyone should leave it is you. Not sure what your point is about 80+ offers… how many offers should a program make?

southdawg

March 9th, 2012
7:19 pm

RN is playin all these coaches like a fiddle, so if Kamara accepts offer from Miss St., Ole Miss etc., you really think that sways RN there?? Please, you guys are not bright.

bitter grassy knoll

March 9th, 2012
7:30 pm

Trolls its way to early to give a fart about young high school trolls trying to get some —INK—-time

They have already learned to play—-M. CRA–vell, —-he loves bamma and dawg trolls spitting on each other.

———-how do you get a bammer nation troll to run out in front of a garbage truck???

—————————————-THROW MOON-PIES———–HAHAHAHAHAH

bitter grassy knoll

March 9th, 2012
7:55 pm

sEEMS MOST trolls ARE TIRED OF THIS KID AND THIS SUBJECT——–car—vell

—————————————————-NEXT——————————-moon —-TRAILER——tides

hugedawgfan

March 9th, 2012
8:05 pm

people please learn how to use the word too as opposed to to. Blackout, you especially.

ACC FAN

March 9th, 2012
8:14 pm

I just watched his film and he’s a good corner.

The Bear

March 9th, 2012
8:26 pm

@oakisland I normally don’t do this but you my friend are an idiot! Typical troll trying to get a rise out of folks by spewing nonsense! Please why don’t “YOU” go away unless you would like to post something intelligent on here? Besides your bias.

Roll Tide put that in your pipe and smoke it!

The Bear

March 9th, 2012
8:28 pm

I like Moon-Pies throw one!

1eyedJack

March 9th, 2012
8:34 pm

If there is any inkling this kid is silently commited then I would hope CMR wouldn’t waste much energy on him. There are more fish in the sea, and this one can only play in one position at a time. And I’m sick of hearing about him every day.

bucket

March 9th, 2012
9:01 pm

@ KaDawg – one day it will be revealed where CMR was on the day that Reuben Foster was in Athens and when that info comes out you will be ashamed as will all the haters on this blog. CMR was exactly where he should have been that day. IF and it’s a big IF UGA has a chance to flip Foster they need to make sure he spends time with the guy he was with in Athens that day, Todd Grantham. He is the only guy that can convince Foster to play at Georgia. Not CMR, not CRG, not anyone else.

boots

March 9th, 2012
9:54 pm

Umm… Why isn’t an offer from the Dawgs already in his hands? I will offer him: hey, Kamara, we would love for you to be a Dawg. Want to come to UGA? Please come. We will give you a scholarship.

Terry

March 9th, 2012
10:08 pm

The Bear and Blackoutanyone?, Bama has indeed offered 80, or more scholarships, that being said, UGA has offer about 50, nothing wrong in offering scholarships, its when you have more commitments, than you have scholarships, then take one away from another kid, to give to someone else, that’s what I have a problem with, that is flat out lying to the kid that has put his trust in Saban to begin with, and y’all know its true weather y’all want to admit it or not.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 9th, 2012
10:48 pm

@ UGA 05:

Will you please just STFU??? You have got be be the BIGGEST DUMBAZZ to ever hit this blog,

Dawg Haus

March 9th, 2012
10:48 pm

CMR, there’s your cue!

Dawg Whisperer

March 9th, 2012
10:52 pm

Blackout… I think I brought it to the attention of you Bammers several weeks ago that AJC did not stand for Alabama Journal Constitution after having read so much criticism by the receding Tide faithful of MC (bammer hammer). MC and the AJC are forever thankful for your loyalty to this blog and wish you much joy in reading the daily ebb and flow of 16 and 17 year olds as they enlighten your world with their wise counsel.

The truth is the blog is the intellectual property of the AJC and they desire that fans from all corners of the world visit and stay for a while. Since squatters rights no longer applies in most US jurisdictions, the constant squatting on recruiting blogs by Bammers does not give you ownership of the blog or manipulation of how MC views the recruiting habits of Saban.

Yes, MC is a homer because he is home. He speaks to the home crowd (UGA fans) but he welcomes the unsightful insight of Bammers and even a few gators that dare show their snout after getting skinned near the St. John river. So please take offense and squeal when MC lets down the hammer on Saban once more. As the famous Lewis Grizzard was fond of saying, Delta is ready when you are… or in this case, just read the Birmingham Bammer if you want the Tide propaganda.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 9th, 2012
10:56 pm

@ UGA 05:

My apologies!!!!!

I believe Triple Dawg, Taco meat and KaDawg are even bigger idiots than you are. All of y’all know less about more(especially CMR’s recruiting) than a 2 year old and shouldn’t be allowed out of the house without a chaperone.

The Bear

March 9th, 2012
11:10 pm

@Terry To be honest I really don’t know what all goes on within the war rooms of Bama or any other school for that matter. Bama is going to send out letters to all prospective recruits just like UGA does. It is not a fair process but a head coach has to make the most out of the recruits they sign. That involves evaluating the health, character, grades and just flat out ability. Saban to the best of my knowledge has never pulled a scholarship but he has delayed some, maybe even more than others. But with success comes the microscope and anything that can be interpreted as negative will garner more attention, and that is what people zero in on. Most people don’t want to face the fact that only 11 players can be on the field at one time and that is when coaching and discipline takes over. But don’t you think that if the picture painted on here by fans of other schools was so bad and so blatant. The word would get out and these kids would run and not just walk away from Alabama? But it is just the opposite.

Roll Tide

Tdawg

March 10th, 2012
12:46 am

Blackoutanyone? Now see there. I have no problem calling you a liar. You are not capable of a single though worth listening to, much less a second one.

Hunter

March 10th, 2012
12:50 am

Mississippi State has no shot @ Nkemdiche.. blood’s thicker than water & Ole Miss has got the brother. I ain’t saying he’s g2 Ole Miss just yet but they already have his brother, Denzel, & have a a better shot of getting David Kamara 2. Ole Miss, Alabama, & Georgia in that order is what I believe his lost looks like as of now.

ILoveDanMullen

March 10th, 2012
1:05 am

@ Hunter, you are retarded. Mississippi State will be going to the National Championship next year with their who knows how many undefeated seasons. Dan Mullen already won 1 championship at MSU. So in this case the team with the most championships get him. His brother will then transfer.

Stinger2

March 10th, 2012
4:51 am

Interesting to read the ongoing saga of Nkemdiche, his brother and friend. I realize GT has no chance of getting him. However, I believe CMR is not asleep and if he believes this player and Karma are a good fit for UGA he will offer. I don`t understand why all of these UGA fans are so uptight about the situation. These kids are not going to sign anytime soon because they want to stay in the center of attention and play the process as long as they can.

Bigdsel

March 10th, 2012
6:20 am

Come to Georgia. This state is known for producing talent. And UGA ranks in the top ten for producing NFL talent since 1999.

RHall55

March 10th, 2012
7:10 am

David Kamara hasn’t received an offer because Rodney Garner is waiting in line @ the Golden Corral to dip his head under the Chocolate Wonderfall!!!!

Joey

March 10th, 2012
7:34 am

Where do YOU place on that list of idiots, Brainiac? Pretty high up.

What clear-thinking fans do see is the fact that Richt didn’t offer Robert’s brother until too late, and now is waiting on and on with offering the best friend.

All while giving a dozen walk-ons schollys.

You go ahead and trust Richt. I’ll wait until we quit getting shellacked by every, single, good team we play, then I’ll trust him again.

A Father

March 10th, 2012
7:48 am

University of Georgia Rankings in SEC

Football Basketball
2010 = 10 out of 12 2010/11 6 out of 12
2011 = 5 out of 12 2011/12 11 out of 12

Georgia has nothing ot offer a recruit in either one of the top sports listed above:

We continue to be outperformed, we make ZERO CHANGES, koolaid fans beieve next year is the year and many years later continue the Nightmare beliefs while we are no threat.

Why is Georgia always preaching that the coach is a good person, at Georgia, we have a Loser for a coaching staff in football and the basketball program has always been terrible, will Fox be the one, two more years for that to be determined but from 6 in conference to 11 is unacceptable, no excuses, every team plays under the same rules.

Athletic Department of Georgia and Board of Directors offer no Leadership and continue to promote LOSERVILLE!!!!!!!!!

Albanydog

March 10th, 2012
8:13 am

I can tell you what Richt waiting for , he is waiting for the GAS PRICES to go down.

Athens Tider

March 10th, 2012
8:28 am

Some of you seem to equate letters with offers. They’re not the same. My brother got plenty of letters from SEC schools during his senior year and even visited a couple of schools. However, he got no offers. He was too small for SEC ball, but he made up for that by being too slow as well.

Also, just because a school is included in a list of schools the recruit has an interested in doean’t mean he has an offer.

Athens Tider

March 10th, 2012
8:30 am

“doesn’t”

SEC fan

March 10th, 2012
8:36 am

Kids best official 40 is 4.86. That is not D1 time for a CB. He had no offers at all before OM. Not even Ga Southern offered. If not for his buddy, he would have no offers at all. Under 6 feet tall and very slow just isn’t big time CB material.

Big Daddy

March 10th, 2012
8:49 am

I don’t know.

Get Nkemdiche

March 10th, 2012
8:56 am

Ga better hurry up and offer kamara or they are going to lose Nkemdiche! Offer both, now!