Robert Nkemdiche will commit in two weeks, says brother

Robert Nkemdiche and his brother hug after the Ole Miss win over Mississippi State (Twitter)

Robert Nkemdiche and his brother hug after the Ole Miss win over Mississippi State (Twitter)

Robert Nkemdiche’s stellar football career at Grayson High School ended up on Friday night.

His recruiting journey may soon be finished as well.

Two weeks ago, the nation’s undisputed No. 1 overall college football prospect de-committed from Clemson.

On Saturday night, Nkemdiche made an unofficial visit to watch Ole Miss, where his brother is a freshman linebacker. After the game, Denzel Nkemdiche was asked by reporters about what his heralded younger brother thought about the Ole Miss win over Mississippi State and the environment for the game:

“Robert told me personally, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it, but he told me he’s committing in two weeks,” Denzel Nkemdiche told reporters (on Saturday night). “That’s just the honest truth. That’s what he told me and he wouldn’t lie to his brother.” (Click here to read rest of blog by the Clarion-Ledger’s John Talty)

Denzel did not specifically say Robert would pick Ole Miss (see video below) but we’ll go out on a limb and predict that Robert may indeed pick Ole Miss – in two weeks, or whenever.

When Robert was contacted by the AJC on late Saturday night to confirm what his brother said about committing in two weeks, Robert politely responded, “No comment.”

No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Twitter)

No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Twitter)

Denzel Nkemdiche is a star defensive player for Ole Miss, which upset Mississippi State on Saturday night. Robert, whose Grayson team lost in the state playoffs on Friday, attended the game between the SEC archrivals. Robert was photographed after the game as fans rushed the field in this picture by the Daily Mississippian’s Matthew Sigler.

Both of Nkemdiche’s parents have expressed their wishes that the brothers play on the same team in college.

If the 6-foot-5, 284-pound defensive end commits to Ole Miss, he could be joined there by his best friend and Grayson teammate, DB David Kamara, who has also de-committed from Clemson and claims a scholarship offer from the Rebels.

Nkemdiche’s final game as a high school football player will be in the Under Armour all-star game on Jan. 5. That week, Nkemdiche will have the opportunity to defend his consensus No. 1 ranking against many of the nation’s other elite prospects. He is the first-ever No. 1 from the state of Georgia.

Go to 2:20 mark in the below video, courtesy of The Oxford Eagle:





  • – By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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