CLEMSON — The recruitment saga of No.1 national prospect Robert Nkemdiche took another bizarre twist Wednesday night, with Nkemdiche declaring that he is still committed to Clemson – for now.
RebelGrove.com – a Rivals.com site which covers Ole Miss – reported that Nkemdiche had decommitted from Clemson and committed to the Rebels. Nkemdiche’s brother, Denzel, is a sophomore linebacker at Ole Miss, and their mother, Beverly, a Nigerian politician, has expressed a desire for them to play together.
Beverly is visiting from Nigeria, and last week she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she “wouldn’t go out of her way” to visit Clemson, two hours from the family’s suburban Atlanta home.
When contacted by the AJC Wednesday night, Nkemdiche said he was still committed to Clemson but there was “nothing final yet” and he was “just undecided.”
The Grayson (Ga.) High School defensive end surprised many observers in June when he committed to Clemson while on an unofficial visit. He is the nation’s consensus No.1 recruit and would make an immediate impact on the Tigers’ defensive line.
Two Grayson teammates, defensive back David Kamara and tailback Wayne Gallman, committed to Clemson before Nkemdiche made his choice.