Monday, January 28, 2013
Nkemdiche thinks Ole Miss is sitting pretty
By Kipp Adams
Perhaps no program in the country had more talent on campus for official visits this weekend than the staff at Ole Miss. The Rebels hosted more than 15 prospects, headlined by No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) but also including No. 5 prospect Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) and a surprise in-state visitor.
Nkemdiche said he thinks Ole Miss is sitting pretty as signing day approaches.
"The other prospects loved it at Ole Miss," Nkemdiche said. "Laquon Treadwell, Laremy Tunsil, Chris Jones, Quincy Adeboyejo, they are my boys, and they are all good people. I think they have a really, really good chance with Chris Jones and Laremy Tunsil. They both liked it a lot. They are looking really good with them, and they have Ole Miss high up there, for sure."
As for the top prospect in the country, Nkemdiche enjoyed himself too.
"The Ole Miss official was awesome," Nkemdiche said. "I enjoyed hanging with my brother and showing that me and him have a bond together. It is a special thing."
Hugh Freeze and his assistants made sure to point out the potential that connection could have for Nkemdiche and the Rebels' program in the future.
"The coaching staff did not really tell me anything they had not already told me," Nkemdiche said. "They reminded me of the special things I could accomplish if I came there to play with my brother."
A signing-day decision is on tap for the 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive lineman, with one more official visit likely in store. The Rebels have put themselves in prime position to land the five-star recruit and potentially close out with a top-10 class for the 2013 recruiting cycle.
"Ole Miss is up there –- and then there is Florida and LSU," Nkemdiche said. "I am going to set my LSU official up this week."