National Signing Day 2013: Six Recruits That Will Change The Face Of The SEC
First there is No. 1 ranked defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Loganville, GA. The 6-foot-5, 275 pound senior was once committed to the Clemson Tigers, but he decommitted from the Tigers last year.
His brother Denzel Nkemdiche plays linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels so they definitely have a great shot although his recent visit to Baton Rouge and meeting with former LSU Tigers star Shaquille O’Neal may sway his decision. Other teams still in the running for Nkemdiche include the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Next is No. 3 ranked defensive linebacker Reuben Foster from Auburn, AL. Coming off a recent visit to the San Diego State Aztecs of all places he still has several top schools to choose from. I doubt he chooses the Aztecs, but just visiting will help their recruiting in the future. Other teams he may sign with include the Georgia Bulldogs, the Miami Hurricanes, the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Auburn Tigers.
The list of teams who want to sign seventh ranked offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil from Lake City, FL is impressive. From Georgia to Alabama and from the Michigan Wolverines to the Oregon Ducks it seems everybody will be looking for his John Hancock on Feb 6. Several teams will be jockeying for his attention over the next few days including long-shots the USC Trojans and Ole Miss.
Rounding out the top 25 recruits to watch is No. 12 ranked Marquez North, No. 16 ranked Montravius Adams and No. 24 ranked Antonio Conner.
North recently committed to the Tennessee Volunteers, but who knows if he’ll change his mind before signing day. He was also closely considering the North Carolina Tar Heels which would keep him close to home, but that’s highly unlikely now.
Adams is a top defensive lineman from Vienna, GA. Considering how a majority of recruits like to stay in close proximity to their homes I think Georgia has a good chance to sign him. Other teams still making a strong push to sign him include Clemson and Auburn.
Finally, Conner the safety from Batesville, MS might pick the Mississippi State Bulldogs or Ole Miss which are both close to home. Ole Miss has a good chance of signing Conner because five of his teammates from high school have already committed to Ole Miss, but don’t forget about Alabama which is still showing an interest and is always a hard choice to pass up.