College Football Recruiting: Robert Nkemdiche Ready to Commit to Ole Miss?

By Patrick Schmidt
Robert Nkemdiche
Kim Klement – USA Today Sport

The recruiting for the No. 1 ranked prospect in the nation, Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga, Grayson) may already be over after a weekend visit to Ole Miss and cancelled a weekend visit to LSU.

Ole Miss has been rumored to be the favorite for 6-5 278 pound defensive end ever since he decommitted from Clemson last fall and with his older brother Denzel leading the team in tackles last season, the opportunity to play with his brother looks to have won over Robert and the Nkemdiche family.

Nkemdiche will be a starter as soon as he steps foot on a college campus and could play end or defensive tackle with his explosive first step, incredible strength and ability to anchor against the run. In many ways he is reminiscent of another former defensive end that also ranked as the top player in the nation a few years ago when Da’Quon Bowers landed at Clemson and was a candidate to be a top draft pick before injury concerns.

Assuming Nkemdiche commits to Ole Miss on Signing Day, he will obviously be the crown jewel in a recruiting class that already includes Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Il, Crete-Monee), the nation’s top receiver and four- star defensive end Elijah Daniel(Avon, In, Avon) who is the No. 34 player in the country according to ESPN.

While some of the nation’s top uncommitted recruits are agonizing over their decision where to play college football including many potential recruits that could end up following Nkemdiche to Ole Miss, like top safety Tony Conner (Batesville, Ms., South Panola), five-star defensive end Chris Jones (Houston, Ms., Columbia) and Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fl, Columbia), the nation’s top offensive tackle, Nkemdiche appears he has made up his mind and will be an Ole Miss Rebel in 2013.

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