Fresh off a 6-6 season that will see Ole Miss in a bowl game, and one that saw them dismantle in-state rival Mississippi State Saturday night, the Rebels are on the verge of landing the top overall recruit in the country in defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.
The blue chipper happens to be the brother of Rebels’ redshirt freshman stud linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, who has been a big-time player for the defense this season.
The younger Nkemdiche’s recruitment has been more of a soap opera over the last year. He committed to Clemson early, only to decommit a couple weeks ago, but it seemed he was never committed to Clemson in the first place because his mom wasn’t happy.
You know, just another recruiting story with drama.
The elder Nkemdiche told reporters after the Egg Bowl win that his brother is committing in two weeks, presumably to Ole Miss.
“Robert told me personally, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it, but he told me he’s committing in two weeks,” Denzel Nkemdiche told reporters (on Saturday night). “That’s just the honest truth. That’s what he told me and he wouldn’t lie to his brother.”
Nkemdiche’s roller coaster of a commitment will likely end soon and for the betterment of the Ole Miss program. If, and presumably when, he commits to Ole Miss, he’ll join his current high school teammate DB David Namara and his brother in Oxford.
So, who gets the credit if Ole Miss signs Nkemdiche? His brother? Houston Nutt (who signed Denzel)? Or Hugh Freeze? The unlikely trifecta of a perfect commitment, I’ll say.
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