Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1 prospect, finally spoke about his mother’s recent comments to ESPN The Magazine.
And it may not be good news for Clemson.
On Tuesday, Nkemdiche confirmed that he and his family are torn with his college decision. Nkemdiche surprisingly committed to Clemson over the summer, but is still being actively pursued by Ole Miss, where his older brother Denzel is a rising star who was recently named SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Here’s what Nkemdiche told ESPN’s Kipp Adams on Tuesday:
“My recruitment is crazy still and Ole Miss is making a push for me. It does not matter to my dad, but my mom wants me to go to Ole Miss and we are still talking about it, so we have not come to an agreement on it yet.
“It is tugging my heart in two different directions.”
Last month, Nkemdiche’s mother, who resides in Nigeria, caused shockwaves in Clemson when she told ESPN the Magazine:
“His decision is not final. 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.”
On Tuesday, Nkemdiche also told Adams that he intends to visit LSU, although he has not firmed up a date. Nkemdiche also, as expected, confirmed that he will make an unofficial visit to UGA on Nov. 3 for the Ole Miss game.
What are your thoughts? Please post them below. What’s your prediction? Is Clemson in danger of losing Robert Nkemdiche? Will he stick with the Tigers? Or will he flip to Ole Miss?
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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