Could he end up at Ole Miss? Looks like that is what his mother is pushing for. She said she isn't happy with Clemson.
Robert Nkemdiche has spoken.
And it is sending shockwaves through college football Wednesday afternoon.
In an interview published today, Nkemdiche told ESPN’s Kipp Adams that he and his family are still struggling with his college decision. Nkemdiche, a defensive end out of Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., is the nation’s consensus No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2013.
He committed to Clemson on June 14 but has spent much more time at Ole Miss where his brother, Denzel, is a standout redshirt freshman linebacker.
“My recruitment is crazy still and Ole Miss is making a push for me,” Nkemdiche told ESPN’s Adams. “It does not matter to my dad, but my mom wants me to go to Ole Miss and we are still talking about it, so we have not come to an agreement on it yet.
“It is tugging my heart in two different directions.”
Nkemdiche’s mother lives in Nigeria and she has expressed before that her youngest son’s commitment to Clemson was not final in her mind.
“His decision is not final. He’s just a teenager, and people are forgetting that,” she told ESPN the Magazine last month. “We had never discussed Clemson, and I am unhappy with Clemson. I’m not there, so I don’t know for certain, but I feel like Robert was pressured into this decision.”
Nkemdiche was back at Ole Miss last Saturday to watch the Rebels play Texas A&M. He was also inside the Ole Miss football facility Sunday morning visiting with the Ole Miss staff.
It was his third trip to Oxford since the season began and fifth since the Ole Miss spring game in April. According to some sources, he is expected back at Ole Miss this Saturday for its homecoming game versus Auburn.
Nkemdiche’s mother and father accompanied him on a visit to Ole Miss this summer and though it was written off as being a family visit to see Denzel by many, the Nkemdiche’s went straight to the Ole Miss football offices when arriving in Oxford.
Denzel Nkemdiche has left no doubt that he wishes for his younger brother to join him at Ole Miss.