Robert Nkemdiche torn between families 

October, 10, 2012
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No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche surprised many by making his commitment to Clemson in June. On Wednesday, Nkemdiche acknowledged the family is split over his nonbinding verbal commitment and admitted it has not made his decision any easier.

“My recruitment is crazy still, and Ole Miss is making a push for me,” Nkemdiche said. “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.”

When Nkemdiche committed to the Tigers, he mentioned it being like a family at Clemson. He has former teammates at Clemson and current teammates committed there, but it appears that connection will now be tested by his own family ties. Last month, Robert’s father said he was indifferent to where his son signs. But his mother, Beverly, told ESPN the Magazine’s Zach Schonbrun that she was not happy to learn of her son’s commitment while returning to Georgia over the summer from Nigeria, where she is a state legislator.

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