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Grayson's Nkemdiche decommits from Clemson

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan — Grayson running back and defensive end Robert Nkemdiche decommitted from Clemson earlier this year and is considering Ole Miss and LSU as his college options.

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan — Grayson running back and defensive end Robert Nkemdiche decommitted from Clemson earlier this year and is considering Ole Miss and LSU as his college options.

Grayson senior Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 football prospect, has decommitted from Clemson, Rams head coach Mickey Conn confirmed Thursday morning.

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive lineman chose the Tigers this summer, but the constant pressure and heavy recruiting didn't slow down much for the five-star recruit. Conn said he notified the Clemson coaches of the decision on Sunday.

"I think he's still very interested in Clemson, but he's got a brother (Denzel) who goes to Ole Miss and he's got other schools that he likes as well," Conn said. "He's going to clear his mind and take some other visits."

Clemson and Ole Miss, where Denzel is a redshirt freshman linebacker, are still among Nkemdiche's favorites, as are Alabama, LSU, Florida and Oregon. Speculation that the standout plans to commit to Ole Miss isn't true either, Conn said.

The coach said he expects Nkemdiche to take his time with this decision with a likely decision on National Signing Day, Feb. 6. His high school teammates, Wayne Gallman and David Kamara, also are committed to Clemson and his former teammate, quarterback Nick Schuessler, transferred from Mississippi State to Clemson this year.

"At this point, I think it's a family decision," Conn said. "The family's going to get together and make the best decision for Robert."

In addition to the recruiting process, Nkemdiche may have a lot of high school football left. Grayson hosts Brookwood on Friday, then last year's Class AAAAA state champions are hopeful of another deep playoff run.

Nkemdiche also plays running back for the Rams.

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Oliver 1 year, 8 months ago

...if momma ain't happy then no one is happy....

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HonestIngine 1 year, 8 months ago

What, another Caleb King?...... lol

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jq213137 1 year, 8 months ago

I am a lifelong Clemson fan. All I can say is we would love to have Robert in Orange but if he chooses to go elsewhere. I promise you that Clemson will field a team wit or without him next season. Let the kid catch his breath,take some time and make a firm decision in his o*wn time.

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dentaldawg83 1 year, 8 months ago

hey Robert..I hear they're gonna have some openings in athens next season..jus sayin..:)

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blueyes 1 year, 8 months ago

I am just concerned if mom is not being a little selfish. Yes it is easier on you to have both sons at the same school; but is it best for both of them? Denzel has come in to his own at Ole Miss. Doesn't he deserve his own spotlight? What will happen to that if the #1 choice little brother comes in to the picture? I think also Robert needs to be in his own spotlight elsewhere. I agree..give him time but it should be HIS decision in the end and Denzel should be considered in all this also.

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gwinnfan12 1 year, 8 months ago

As a true UGA fan, I hope he joins his brother at Ol Miss. As we all will see, he is very over-rated. He will be average with players his size in the SEC.

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