Recruiting Weekend Rewind

Despite a crushing loss, Alabama is thriving on the recruiting trail

Originally Published: November 5, 2012
By ESPN RecruitingNation

Editor's note: Weekend Rewind is a weekly RecruitingNation feature that will appear every Monday of the college football season, breaking down the top recruiting storylines from around the country. Check out On The Trail for all of the latest recruiting news from Week 11 in college football.

After a series of decommitments last week, the drama was on the field on Saturday, as the nation's No. 1 team, Alabama, fell to Texas A&M. But that didn't seem to hurt the Crimson Tide too much on the recruiting trail. One ESPN 150 prospect named them among his top two and they are coming up often in conversations about possible landing spots for newly-decommitted No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche.

Those stories and more make our top 10 list of the biggest recruiting stories from the weekend.

Top 10 recruiting stories

1. Nation's top recruit says no decision looming

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 like Alabama, Clemson and Georgia will have to convince Nkemdiche that their program is the best fit for him.

Read Kipp Adams' full post on the Southeast blog