As if the madness surrounding Robert Nkemdiche’s recruitment couldn’t get crazier, it just always does.
Just when you think the headlines surrounding the star defensive end from Loganville, Georgia, are coming to a close, he keeps making new ones.
Recently, it was reported that Nkemdiche would be taking an official visit to the Florida Gators, which, at the time, was very surprising. After all, it had only been a few days since Nkemdiche declared that his final two schools would be the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers. But Nkemdiche wasn’t going to stop there. No, now he’s really making a splashy headline.
Now Nkemdiche will be taking an official visit to the Kentucky Wildcats.
There’s only three weekends left before National Signing Day, and Nkemdiche has apparently just finished scheduling visits for those weekends. Florida will be this weekend, Kentucky the weekend after that, and LSU for the final weekend. He won’t be taking an official visit to Ole Miss since he’s been there ‘unofficially’ countless times to see his older brother Denzel, a freshman sensation for the Rebels at linebacker.
Where and when did Kentucky get in the mix? I have no idea. I’ve been closely following his recruitment and was shocked to hear this. More than likely, it stems from Kentucky’s intense recruitment of Nkemdiche’s high school teammate and one-time fellow Clemson Tigers commit, David Kamara. After getting Kamara to agree for a scheduled visit, and probably much to their surprise, they get the number one player in the country to tag along.
Kudos to new Wildcats coach Mark Stoops for making this happen. Even if Nkemdiche doesn’t sign with Kentucky (which he almost certainly won’t), it’s a credit just for being one of his three official visits. This is a good sign to come for the Wildcats future recruiting days.