With the news Thursday that the No. 1 prospect in the country, Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), had decommitted from Clemson, the Tigers now turn to two of his high school teammates also committed to the Tigers. One of them, four-star athlete Wayne Gallman (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), said Wednesday he remains solid in his verbal pledge from April.
“I am still 100-percent Clemson and I am visiting there this weekend,” Gallman said.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete plays running back and linebacker in high school, but he is excited about the opportunity to step into a thin backfield at Clemson in 2013.
“They do not have a lot of running backs returning next year, so next year will be my chance to set my college career and show what I can do,” Gallman said. “The offensive coaches tell me the offensive linemen all know who I am and cannot wait to block for me. Coach (Dabo) Swinney says he cannot wait to have me in the backfield. I will take my official to Clemson in January.”
As for the change in Nkemdiche’s commitment, Gallman saw it coming.
“I was not surprised that he decommitted, with his mom and everything going on,” Gallman said. “It was bound to happen. You cannot really change how his parents feel, but I will support him every step of the way. I hope David Kamara does not follow Robert.”
Teammate and defensive back Ryan Carter (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) said he might join Nkemdiche on an unofficial visit to Ole Miss on Saturday, while Kamara was unsure of his plans for Saturday.
“I am still committed to Clemson,” Kamara said. “I have not made a decision on where I am visiting this weekend.”
Carter and Kamara, close friends of Nkemdiche, have offers from the Rebels. Kamara visited Ole Miss with Nkemdiche in July, shortly after he made his initial commitment to Clemson.