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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ole Miss leads for Robert Nkemdiche

By Kipp Adams

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. –- On Day 3 of practice for the Under Armour All-America Game at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) finally confirmed what has been speculated around the recruiting world for months.

“It would be hard to see myself not going to Ole Miss because it is a family thing,” Nkemdiche said. “My whole family wants me to go there. They are on the rise and doing a lot of good things.

"Ole Miss is the team to beat, but LSU is still in the mix, too."

Immediately following the UA Game, Nkemdiche will accompany his parents as they drive out to Birmingham, Ala., to watch his brother Denzel and Ole Miss play in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Looking back, Nkemdiche is not sure who would be the frontrunner for his services if his brother had not inked with the Rebels two years ago.

“It is hard to say who would have been the team to beat if my brother did not go to Ole Miss because before he went there I did not have any leaders,” Nkemdiche said.

After he returns home, Nkemdiche intends on trying to set up his official visits.

“LSU and Ole Miss are definitely getting an official,” Nkemdiche said. “I think I will take one to Alabama and Florida, too. LSU and Ole Miss will probably be trying to get the final visit.”