Congratulations are in order for Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche who held true to his word and accepted his Residency Placement with the University of Mississippi. He reportedly signed that contract back in July of 2012 and it’s nice to see him honor his commitment.
This is about Robert Nkemdiche, and his big announcement on what school he would be attending. It gets confusing sometimes on who is going where and the reasons why they chose the school they choose.
But it is official, as Nkemdiche will be an Ole Miss Rebel for the next three to four years. Leaving the LSU Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide thinking about “what if”.
“I feel like it is the right place for me,” Nkemdiche said. “They (Ole Miss) are doing something special. It is going to be fun to play with my brother and do something special.”
And as the head of the class in Oxford, Mississippi, Head Coach Hugh Freeze is putting together one of the greatest freshman groups in the history of college football.
When asked what his goals were for 2013, Nkemdiche was calculated and direct with his answer… “Be a freshman all-american”.
Even his brother, Denzel Nkemdiche knows something special officially started today at Ole Miss.
“The feeling right now is unreal,” (Denzel) Nkemdiche said. “It’s hard to explain. I wanted him (Robert) to make the right decision. I’m just happy he is going to be here with me and I can’t wait to win a national championship with him. Best advice for him is that high school is over and his work ethic has to be 100%.”
So the ball is now in Feeze’s court. He will have the talent and the sky is the limit for what can be done for the Rebels over the next three years.
M Shannon Smallwood is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.
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