The mother of Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1-ranked prospect, told ESPN The Magazine that she is “unhappy with Clemson.”
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end from Grayson High School committed to Clemson last June.
Robert’s mother, Beverly Nkemdiche, resides in Nigeria and works in politics as a state legislator. When Beverly visited with her son over the summer, she told ESPN she was surprised how serious Robert’s commitment to Clemson was being reported:
“His decision is not final,” she says. “He’s just a teenager, and people are forgetting that. We had never discussed Clemson, and I am unhappy with Clemson. I’m not there, so I don’t know for certain, but I feel like Robert was pressured into this decision.”
One of the main reasons that Nkemdiche committed to Clemson because at least three of his Grayson teammates will be playing for the Tigers next season, including his best friend since middle school, DB David Kamara. Grayson coach Mickey Conn also played football and roomed together with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney while they were at Alabama.
In the same ESPN story, Robert appeared to be solid with his commitment. “I’m going to Clemson. I want to make an impact and in three years go to the NFL. That’s what I’m going to do. You can put that in bold too.”
Robert and both of his parents visited Ole Miss over the summer to see his brother, who is a red-shirt freshman LB for the Rebels. Last weekend, Nkemdiche made a surprise visit to Ole Miss to see his brother play in the team’s season-opener, per 247sports.com’s Paul Strelow.
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