Do Dawgs have shot at Nkemdiche? 

March, 20, 2012
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The date has been set. The battle lines are drawn.

Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), quite possibly the best prospect to come out of Georgia in the last decade, is ready to make his announcement.

Five lucky schools, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss, are currently at the top, and DawgNation takes a look at why the University of Georgia might have a great shot to land the 6-foot-5, 270-pound recruit.

Although he had not mentioned any leaders this spring, Nkemdiche has taken visits to Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Clemson, and LSU in that order, and although reports have come out that say LSU currently leads Alabama for his commitment, Clemson, Georgia and Ole Miss are still very much in the mix.

Nkemdiche has a tentative date set for May 18, and the Bulldogs are still in the hunt because:

  • Nkemdiche has been in weekly contact with coach Mark Richt, who has developed a strong relationship and earned the respect of the defensive end.
  • Athens, being less than 40 miles away from Grayson, provides an opportunity for Nkemdiche to stay close to home and gives his friends and father the ability to easily visit him or come watch him play.
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