Robert Nkemdiche the nation’s top-rated football recruit in the Class of 2013, has decommitted from Clemson University; this is according to his high school coach Mickey Conn.
Reports occurred on Wednesday night that Nkemdiche initially claimed were “just not true.” He went even further than that.
“That is just people talking,” Nkemdiche said Wednesday evening. “I have not done anything or made plans to do anything. They are just talking. I have not decommitted from Clemson.”
His head coach, however confirmed Thursday morning that Nkemdiche had indeed changed his mind.
Nkemdiche is apparently now not going to comment about his status anymore. said he is not talking about his status anymore. Nkemdiche’s mother, Beverly, also had no comment about her son’s status.
“I’m not talking to anybody about anything,” Nkemdiche said Thursday. “I’m not talking about recruiting anymore. I’m not talking about recruiting with anybody.”
There will be coaches from both Ole Miss and Georgia at his game this Friday night against Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood, so speculation about where he may end up will likely be rampant. A man of Nkemdiche’s size and skill will get a lot of attention no matter where he laces up his cleats, but this roller-coaster isn’t over yet. He will apparently visit Ole Miss with his family on Saturday, so Miss appears to be the new front runner for the current moment. Nkemdiche may be looking to keep it in the family as his brother, Denzell, is a linebacker for the Rebels. Who knows how much his family has had to do with his 180-degree turnaround.
“I love Clemson,” Nkemdiche said in June. “I know in my heart it’s the right place for me.” My, oh my, how times change.