[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.
“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.
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.
GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
IT’S NEVER BORING IN THE WACKY WORLD OF RECRUITING
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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