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Three SEC schools the front-runners for nation’s top 2013 recruit

Robert Nkemdiche

At one point a verbal commitment to Clemson, Robert Nkemdiche is no longer thanks in large part to his mother.

With National Signing Day just over two weeks away, the consensus No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2013 has apparently whittled his list of schools down to three.  And, not so unexpectedly, all three are members of the conference that has won the last seven BCS championships.

Following an official visit to Gainesville over the weekend, Nkemdiche told ESPN Recruiting Nation that Florida, LSU and Ole Miss, in no particular order, are in the mix

“No school has been kicked down or anything, but I just have to see the other schools and compare them,” Nkemdiche told the website. “Florida, Ole Miss and LSU are battling for that top spot.”

Prior to Nkemdiche’s visit to the Gators, the website reports, the Rebels and Tigers had been in a two-way battle for the defensive end, with the former holding a slight edge.  Nkemdiche’s brother plays for Ole Miss, and his mother has been quoted as saying she either wants the two to play together in Oxford or she wants her younger child to go to Alabama.  At least for now, the latter doesn’t appear to be the case.

In early November, Nkemdiche decommitted from Clemson after committing to the ACC school five months earlier.

Nkemdiche is expected to announce his decision on signing day Feb. 6, although it would be far from surprising if his recruitment went beyond the first Tuesday of next month.

All of the major recruiting services, including Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com, have the 6-5, 260-pound Nkemdiche as the top-rated recruit in this year’s class.

(Tip O’ the Cap: MrSEC.com)

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24 Responses to “Three SEC schools the front-runners for nation’s top 2013 recruit”
  1. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:03 AM

    I hope whoever gets him is prepared for probation, scrutiny, and lengthy NCAA investigations.

    I mean come on, the kid hasn’t played one snap and he is already being questioned by the Mississippi Legislature because his dad was offered a job as a doctor at a state-ran hospital to help ease the transition to Ole Miss.

    His mother on the other hand is a whole different type of animal. A politician, in Africa? Come on, I have seen Blood Diamond, everyone knows that is a Quid Pro Quo culture over there. She is crooked……..

  2. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:30 AM

    The 3 thumbs down come from grads of LSU, Florida, and Ole Miss……..correct?

  3. kdbroom says: Jan 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    And the LSU, Florida, and Ole Miss comment comes from a Clemson grad….correct?

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 21, 2013 11:36 AM

    Wow, I guess your school was never in the running for his talents.

    You actually believe that the Mississippi Legislature would be taking time from it’s 90 day session (January 8 through April) to address what you say is a move to a state run hospital?

    No NCAA school athletic department nor it’s compliance department would willfully open themselves up for an NCAA investigation.

    Deal with actual facts, not conjecture….and stay away from the racist remarks.

  5. Woody Bass says: Jan 21, 2013 11:47 AM

    Reblogged this on Woody Bass.

  6. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:58 AM

    Wow, my facts are way off!

    http://outkickthecoverage.com/robert-nkemdiche-nations-top-recruit-riles-up-mississippi-legislature.php

  7. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:06 PM

    Amosalanzostagg,

    You are what is wrong with today. You are somebody that goes looking and reaching for racist remarks.

    What did I say that was racist?

    Where did ethnicity come into play and not facts?

    Read the link above, which shoots down your entire comment v

    Racist? Come on man.

  8. huskersrock1 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:14 PM

    Racism – a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial difference produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

    I don’t think what he said was “racist” unless you consider any disparaging remark or statistic about African governmental structure “racist”. Nine of the twenty most corrupt national governments in the world are African.

    http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/most-corrupt-countries.html

    You can also see endless cases of corrupt activity in most intergovernmental cooperative bodies like UNESCO and the International Olympic committee, and of course the blood diamond issue is well documented. The one thing all of these corrupt nations have in common is they are poor.

    Since the original poster didn’t mention race and only location it is clear he just as easily could have made the corrupt remark for any number of reasons, but you assumed race. Sounds like you could be the racist. Maybe we should add an addition definition for the word.

    Racism – a word used by a progressive anytime they read or hear something they don’t agree with.

  9. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:24 PM

    Huskerrocks1,

    Incredibly insightful and eloquently stated.

    Unfortunately false claims of racism like this minimize serious and cruel acts of racism that go on every day.

    The more this country keeps calling wolf on such a topic the further we are away from addressing the real issue.

  10. foreverlsu says: Jan 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    kdbroom says:
    Jan 21, 2013 11:34 AM
    And the LSU, Florida, and Ole Miss comment comes from a Clemson grad….correct?
    __________________

    Looks like he’s not touching that one. Sounds bitter.

  11. Irootforaconferencebecausemyregionsucks says: Jan 21, 2013 12:43 PM

    Good job, Ole Miss! Do whatever is necessary to win on Saturday. The SEC way and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  12. jimbo75025 says: Jan 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    I am not going to go down the whole investigation road, but isn’t this the same kid who tried to leverage Clemson into signing his best buddy to cement his committment?

    I will just leave it at beware to the three remaining schools involved as it would be a shame if this kid brought problems and them flamed out like so many other #1 recruits.

  13. be4bama says: Jan 21, 2013 1:45 PM

    Sounds like this kid comes with a lot of baggage. I for one am glad BAMA is not in the mix.

  14. florida727 says: Jan 21, 2013 1:49 PM

    Congratulations to Ole Miss. They’ll land the kid. Blood is thicker than water. Would love to see him in Gainesville, but the realist in me says he’s going to Oxford.

  15. Deb says: Jan 21, 2013 2:08 PM

    Good grief … how depressing to think a high school kid is already carrying this much baggage.

  16. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 2:36 PM

    I heard LSU is indoors practicing faking cramps right now to slow down fast paced offenses.

    Tell me, Clemson offense played just as many snaps and nobody left due to cramping.

  17. foreverlsu says: Jan 21, 2013 2:47 PM

    @planck16, what does that have anything to do with this article or any of the posts in it? Congrats to Clemson for beating LSU and winning the national championship, err, I mean the Chicken Bowl. Clemson outplayed LSU and deserved the win.

    You’ve only confirmed to be a bitter Clemson fan. Obviously, you’re bitter about losing Robert Hardname; I think he will go to Ole Miss too. When he does, I will congratulate Ole Miss and wish the kid good luck. Get over it! Clemson will do fine without him.

  18. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 2:56 PM

    Foreverlsu,

    My lone intention of that post was to get under your skin for your previous comment.

    Clemson – 2
    LSU – 0

    I love how you downplay a bowl you lost.

  19. packerbadger says: Jan 21, 2013 3:45 PM

    Sounds like he’s not the sharpest spoon in the drawer. Should be a perfect fit for Bama or LSU.

  20. packerbadger says: Jan 21, 2013 4:40 PM

    Hey Planck….the south isn’t racist. Just look at the souths history and…….er….well…..nevermind.

  21. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 9:00 PM

    Hey packerbadger,

    I live in Philadelphia and work in NJ but nice try!

    Also, isn’t Wisconsin the place where the Nazi lead singer shot up a temple last year?

  22. planck16 says: Jan 21, 2013 9:02 PM

    Wisconsin’s Slogan:

    “We are close to Chicago, have bad accents, and yes racism exists here too. Don’t forget to stop at the Brat Stop!”

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/06/us/wisconsin-temple-shooting/index.html

  23. packerbadger says: Jan 22, 2013 11:54 AM

    Hey Planck…guess you missed the joke. Phillys slogan: “We still haven’t won a Super Bowl”. Oh, Philly known for biggest azzholes in sports…. guess you’re proud that you have the only stadium with an on-board jail. Oh, how is that Sandusky thing working out for ya up there in PA? Oh as long as we’re on the subject, hows the priest raping little boys thing working?

  24. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 22, 2013 12:16 PM

    packerbadger says:
    Jan 22, 2013 11:54 AM
    Hey Planck…guess you missed the joke. Phillys slogan: “We still haven’t won a Super Bowl”. Oh, Philly known for biggest azzholes in sports…. guess you’re proud that you have the only stadium with an on-board jail. Oh, how is that Sandusky thing working out for ya up there in PA? Oh as long as we’re on the subject, hows the priest raping little boys thing working?

    —————————

    Wow…..

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