There has been much jabber and chatter on the Robert Nkemdiche front this week.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has run four different stories concerning Nkemdiche's recruitment in the past three days, including a Q&A with his mother, Beverly, who is currently back in the U.S. to see her sons play - Denzel in Ole Miss's game Saturday against Georgia in Athens, and Robert in his Senior Night game at Grayson High on Nov. 9.
What she said has Tiger fans justifiably nervous, since she seems to dismiss the possibility of visiting Clemson while she's in the states.
Here is what she told the AJC:
"I've never been to Clemson...I've not talked to anybody from Clemson's team. I don't want to go there because that's out of my way. There is nothing that would take me there...I'm not going to travel all over the place just to talk to coaches. No, I won't. I'm not being cocky or anything. It's just not in my schedule."
The AJC has ran a story concerning Robert Nkemdiche's visit to Georgia this week, another quoting Denzel Nkemdiche saying that he believes his brother will end up playing with him at Ole Miss, and another in which Robert Nkemdiche says he's going to 'shut down' his recruiting for now and focus on his high school team.
What's clear is that Nkemdiche's commitment to Clemson won't be a done-deal until signing day; and that's nothing less than Clemson expected when the Tiger coaching staff accepted Nkemdiche's commitment during the summer.
Just as Ole Miss is working hard to pull Nkemdiche away from Clemson, the Tigers' recruiters have been relentless in their pursuit of Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., who has twice committed to Georgia but is, by all accounts, still undecided between the Bulldogs and the Tigers.
Terry, who is rated by ESPN as the No. 1 player in the state for 2013, will visit Georgia for the Ole Miss game this week, and then plans to be in Clemson for the Maryland game next weekend. Terry could play any of several positions in college, but Clemson is recruiting him as a running back/receiver hybrid for Chad Morris' offense.
A running back already committed to Clemson's 2013 class - Tyshon Dye of Elberton, Ga. - will miss he remainder of his senior season after breaking a bone in his ankle last weekend.
Meanwhile, 2014 running back Jae'lon Oglesby of Daniel High in Central, S.C. is closing in on a 2,000-yard rushing season after a school-record 385-yard performance last week against Seneca.
The record that Oglesby broke had stood for almost 40 years. He averaged 16.7 yards per carry, and scored on runs of 99, 73, 67, 35 and 5 yards.
The Tigers' other 2014 running back commitment, Dalvin Cook of Miami Central (Fla.), scored on an 88-yard fumble return in his team's 35-17 victory over Northwestern last week.
Clemson linebacker commitment Dorian O'Daniel rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns in Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) High's 30-0 victory over Bishop O'Connell. O'Daniel needs just 32 more yards to top the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season.
Mike Williams caught six passes to 186 yards and a touchdown in Lake Marion (S.C.) High's 26-6 victory over Andrews.
Jadar Johnson snared a 28-yard touchdown pass in Orangeburg-Wilkinson (S.C.) High's 14-2 win over James Island.
Jordan Leggett had six receptions for 151 yards in Navarre (Fla.) High's 44-28 victory over Fort Walton Beach.