The poor Clemson Tigers.
Their fantastic recruiting class of 2013 has lost all of its steam, and it’s slowly unraveling.
First was the de-commitment of the consentual number one player in the country, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Now his teammate, cornerback David Kamara, has changed his mind about the Tigers as well.
No, the sting of losing Kamara doesn’t have the same bite as losing Nkemdiche, but it’s still a big loss. Kamara is a very good cornerback with excellent ball skills. At 5’11” 185lbs, he has the frame to be a good sized corner at the next level. Many wonder if Kamara was recruited just to please Nkemdiche, but that’s hogwash. Kamara is talented and is very hungry to prove his value.
The news of Kamara changing his mind about Clemson shouldn’t come as a complete surprise following Nkemdiche de-committing. Kamara has long said he and Nkemdiche want to play together in college. When Nkemdiche left, many thought it was only a matter of time before the other Grayson guys left. Kamara and Nkemdiche were two of three Grayson ball players committed to the Tigers. The third is Wayne Gallman, who, as of now, is still on board with Clemson, but that could change as well.
So who is in the lead for Kamara now?
The same school thats in the lead for Nkemdiche, the Ole Miss Rebels.
Kamara was in Oxford, Mississippi last Saturday with Nkemdiche, watching the Rebels take on the Vanderbilt Commodores, and he likes what he sees. Ole Miss will have needs in the secondary after this season, and Kamara could step in and play right away.
So when will Kamara commit to Ole Miss? Tough to say, but it will probably be around the time Nkemdiche commits. And when will Nkemdiche commit? He’s indicated that he will make his final decision in January, but knowing how former number one players wait until or after the last second, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him wait until National Signing Day.