Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga) is the number one recruit in the class of 2013 and is expected to commit to Ole Miss.
The Under Armour All-American previously was committed to Clemson but now the 6-5 265-pound defensive end appears set on playing with his brother Denzel Nkemdiche who is a standout freshman linebacker for the Rebels.
According to Kipp Adams of ESPN.com, “It would be hard to see myself not going to Ole Miss because it is a family thing,” Nkemdiche said.
Nkemdiche is going to go on an official visit to LSU and perhaps Alabama and Florida in addition to Ole Miss, but if his mom has any say in the decision he will be donning an Ole Miss cap on signing day.
5-star DE Robert Nkemdiche “Ole Miss is the team the beat.” es.pn/12Z54WX
— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) January 2, 2013
Securing a commitment from Nkemdiche would be a huge feather in the hat for Hugh Freeze and his staff as they look to secure commitments from a number of high-profile prep recruits in the next month. The best recruiting assistant for Freeze is Nkemdiche who could help convince the undecided recruits he’s playing with at the All-American game to follow him to Oxford, Ms.
Among those recruits is Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Il, Crete-Monee), the No. 1 receiver in the nation who reportedly is leaning toward the Rebels over Michigan. Treadwell got the attention of Ole Miss fans across the country Wednesday night with a series of tweets and retweets suggesting his preference for the Rebels.
Treadwell maintained he is still unsure of his decision where to attend college but if you wanna read between the lines based on his tweets Wednesday it appears he will be a Rebel next season.
Hotty Toddy @shaqwiggins21
— Laquon Treadwell (@SuccessfulQuon) January 3, 2013
Freeze has hit the recruiting trail hard after a 6-6 season that included a win in the Egg Bowl over Mississippi State and a berth in the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, and with signing day four weeks away the potential for some late Christmas presents should have the fan base excited for the future of the program that has seen some hard times in the past two seasons.
Ole Miss is currently ranked 21st in the ESPN recruiting class rankings, but with the likely additions of Nkemdiche and Treadwell likely will vault the class into the top 10 or higher.
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