Ole Miss Rebels Land Robert Nkemdiche, Could Be Landing Even More 5 Star Players

By Rick Stavig
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No surprise here this morning. The number one player in the country, Robert Nkemdiche, has picked the Ole Miss Rebels.

After originally being committed to the Clemson Tigers, family matters came into play, and soon Nkemdiche was back on the open market.  Since that moment in time, Ole Miss was seen to be the leader for the star defensive end’s services.

One of the biggest selling points for the Rebels was the fact that Robert’s older brother, Denzel, was already a star linebacker on the team.  Both of the players, and both of the parents, made no secret of the fact that they wanted to play together.

So now here we are on National Signing Day, and the Rebels are off to the best start they could’ve ever imagined.  With the addition of Nkemdiche, Ole Miss should be ranked about 8th nationally. And if the day ended there, it would be the greatest recruiting class in the history of Ole Miss football. But we’re far from over, people.

Laremy Tunsil, the number one ranked tackle in the country, is announcing in a little less than two hours, and Ole Miss is widely regarded as the team to beat, over Alabama and Georgia. One UGA prospect even got a text message from Tunsil indicating he’d be heading to Oxford. If Tunsil signs, that’s three 5-stars (counting 5 star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, who’s already committed). Ole Miss would then be touching the top 5 in recruiting.

After that, Chris Jones, another 5-star defensive end, will be choosing between Ole Miss and Mississippi State.  It’s rumored his father is favoring Ole Miss and his mother likes both.  Edge: Ole Miss.  That would be four 5-stars, vaulting the Rebs to the top 3.

After that, there’s a plethora of 4-star players heavily leaning towards Ole Miss.  Austin Golson (offensive tackle) is choosing between the Rebs and Florida State, many assume he’s all but chose Ole Miss already.  Cornerback David Kamara, tight end Arshad Jackson, guard Wilson Bell and safety Tony Conner are all making their announcements soon.  If Ole Miss signs these guys- they have the number one class in the country.

Now we wait and see.

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