Denzel Nkemdiche: “Rob is going to be with me, and that’s still how I feel”

When Denzel Nkemdiche committed to Ole Miss two seasons ago, he told everybody that asked that his parents wanted him and his brother to play on the same college football team one day.

"The other brother" aka Denzel Nkemdiche is already an All-SEC candidate as a freshman linebacker at Ole Miss (AP)

"The other brother" aka Denzel Nkemdiche is already an All-SEC candidate as a freshman linebacker at Ole Miss (AP)

Most people didn’t take Denzel too seriously – after it all it was Ole Miss (which was about to fire its head coach), and younger brother Robert Nkemdiche would have bigger and better opportunities. The younger Nkemdiche, they said, could play anywhere in the country.

Flash forward to this week: The older Nkemdiche has transformed into one of the SEC’s best young linebackers, and will lead Ole Miss when they play at UGA at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

And even though Robert has committed to Clemson, Denzel hasn’t backed an inch off his stance from two seasons ago.

“I’ve said from Day One that Rob is going to be with me, and that’s still how I feel,” Denzel told the AJC this week. “I just have that feeling. He’s my baby brother, you know. I just know how he is, I know how close we are, and I just have that feeling.”

Note: The AJC will post a feature on Denzel Nkemdiche tomorrow.

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