Robert Nkemdiche, after his high school game this past weekend, confirmed again with reporters that his family was “torn” between Clemson and Ole Miss.
And the nation’s No. 1 consensus prospect also told 247sports.com’s Keith Niebuhr something that was interesting. It may not be good news for Clemson, where Nkemdiche is currently committed.
Asked when he will have a final decision about his recruitment, the heralded five-star defensive end from Grayson (Ga.) replied, “I think probably when I sign the paper.”
That’s going to mean a long four months — and maybe a lot of Tums — for Clemson and Ole Miss fans. Nkemdiche will make his college decision official on signing day, which is Feb. 6.
Last week, Nkemdiche caused shockwaves in Clemson when he told ESPN’s Kipp Adams “My mom wants me to go to Ole Miss.”
The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder has been committed to Clemson since last June. Two of his Grayson teammates are also pledged to Clemson, RB-LB Wayne Gallman and best friend David Kamara at DB. Nkemdiche has also lived often with the family of QB Nick Schuessler, who gave up his scholarship to Mississippi State to join Clemson this fall as a walk-on.
What about Ole Miss? His older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, is a red-shirt linebacker and has blossomed into one of the SEC’s best young defenders.
Here’s our Nkemdiche question for today: If you had to make a recruiting decision based on playing with family or friends, which one would you choose and why? Please post below.
WE’RE LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AWAY FROM SIGNING DAY
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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