Monday, November 12, 2012
Weekend Rewind: Southeast
By Kipp Adams
• After decommitting from Clemson, No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss with his parents, older brother and his father’s niece on Saturday. While there had been speculation that Nkemdiche could commit to the Rebels over the weekend, there was no public change in his recruitment. Nkemdiche and his mother have stated that no final decision is imminent, with his mother targeting national signing day and Nkemdiche saying he will probably announce in January but that he could also commit when it feels right. The Rebels are still considered the team to beat, but the longer his recruitment lasts, the more opportunities that programs such as Alabama, Clemson and Georgia will have to convince Nkemdiche that their program is the best fit for him.
• ESPN 150 defensive lineman Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County) took an unofficial visit to Clemson over the weekend, giving his mother her first look at the Tigers. The visit went well, and Clemson has a chance to secure a coveted official visit from the No. 7 prospect in the country. Next up for Adams is taking in a high school game with ESPN 300 offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow (Marietta, Ga./Walton), a University of Georgia commitment who has become close friends with Adams over the past few months. Adams will take his mom on another unofficial visit to Alabama Nov. 24 for the Iron Bowl against Auburn. Then his official visits will begin, with LSU, Oregon and USC mentioned as three Adams plans to take. Clemson has positioned itself to have a strong chance at being No. 4.
• Another ESPN 150 target on campus at Clemson over the weekend was Tramel Terry (Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek), a University of Georgia commitment. Terry took his first official visit to Clemson last month, and returned after visiting Georgia Nov. 3 for the Ole Miss game. Clemson is selling Terry on making an impact in the backfield, while Georgia has mentioned the possibility of playing multiple positions in Athens. He told DawgNation after his official visit that he was solid to the Bulldogs and intended on enrolling early at Georgia, but his recruitment warrants monitoring with the return trip to Clemson. He is expected to take his official to Georgia next month.
• Just as Georgia hopes to maintain one of its top offensive standouts in Terry, Clemson hosted ESPN 300 wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach County) on his official visit in an attempt to ward off programs like Florida and Notre Dame. After the official, it would appear that Clemson succeeded in impressing Robinson. According to Robinson, the Tigers impressed him enough to solidify his commitment and he intends to shut down his recruitment and enroll early at Clemson.
• After witnessing Auburn lose 38-0 to Georgia, linebacker Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) admitted the struggles on the field have led to whispers of possible coaching changes at Auburn. Foster remains solid in his commitment, but acknowledged that if head coach Gene Chizik is replaced, other schools would garner more serious consideration. Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, USC and Washington are programs Foster mentioned as possible official visit destinations. He is considering taking a visit to Georgia in the next two weeks as well.