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‘Undecided’ Nkemdiche Still Committed To Clemson

Robert Nkemdiche is still committed to Clemson.

But the star defensive end from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., doesn’t know where he’ll go to school.

RebelGrove.com reported Wednesday night that Nkemdiche had decommitted from Clemson. Nkemdiche said he was still committed to Clemson when reach by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution but admitted his recruitment is far from over.

“Nothing final yet,” he told the AJC via text message.

Nkemdiche plans to visit Ole Miss this weekend to watch his brother, Rebels freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, play Vanderbilt. Ole Miss has continued to make a strong push for Robert Nkemdiche, who denied rumors that he plans to change his commitment this weekend.

“No, that’s not true,” he said. “You know how they do with rumors and everything on the Internet.”

Nkemdiche’s mother, Beverly Nkemdiche, has made it clear to several Internet sites she wants her sons to play together at Ole Miss.

“I don’t want a case where they have games in two different states, and I will be running around like a rooster, or not go to one (game),” she told the AJC last week. “Every parent would really want that. It’s my wish for it to happen, but I’m not going to put pressure on anybody. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t, OK. But I would really love for them to play together, as well as have the power of two – where two people  come together and play as one.”

Meanwhile, it’s appearing less likely Robert Nkemdiche will play football at Clemson.

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Beverly Nkemdiche Wants Sons At Ole Miss

Beverly Nkemdiche’s mind hasn’t changed. She wants her sons to play football together at Ole Miss.

Denzel Nkemdiche is a freshman linebacker at Ole Miss. Robert Nkemdiche is the nation’s top defensive end prospect at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.

Nkemdiche has been committed to Clemson since June but has continued to consider other schools. And his mother has made it clear she would like her son to sign with Ole Miss.

Beverly Nkemdiche said so again in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I don’t want a case where they have games in two different states, and I will be running around like a rooster, or not go to one (game),” she told the AJC. “Every parent would really want that. It’s my wish for it to happen, but I’m not going to put pressure on anybody. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t, OK. But I would really love for them to play together, as well as have the power of two – where two people come together and play as one.”

One thing should be pointed out: Beverly Nkemdiche lives in Nigeria, where she works in politics as a state legislator. It seems odd she’s worried about missing one of her son’s games when she resides in a different country.

Robert Nkemdiche will be with his parents in Athens, Ga., this weekend to watch Ole Miss play Georgia. The Bulldogs have continued to recruit Nkemdiche, which adds to the dilemma of his college decision.

“With Georgia, you never know what could happen,” Nkemdiche told ESPN RecruitingNation. “I could start falling in love with them again after I visit. They have open arms toward me and I have open arms to them going in. We will see what happens.”

Clemson will continue its heavy pursuit of Nkemdiche, who has two Grayson teammates committed to the Tigers’ 2013 class. Beverly Nkemdiche, who has expressed an unhappiness with Clemson in the past, told the AJC she hasn’t spoken with a member of Clemson’s coaching staff.

“I’ve never been to Clemson,” she said. “I’ve not talked to anybody from Clemson’s team. I don’t want to go there because that’s out of my way. There is nothing that would take me there. What took me to Ole Miss was Denzel. I haven’t been to any other school. Honestly, if Denzel was not at Ole Miss, I wouldn’t have gone to Ole Miss.”

And Robert Nkemdiche probably wouldn’t be considering Ole Miss if not for his brother. But Denzel’s presence has Robert thinking hard about playing in Oxford.

“Ole Miss has a good chance to get me because at the end of the day, I could wind up wanting to play with my brother,” Nkemdiche told ESPN. “I still do not know what I am going to do.”

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Nkemdiche: ‘My Mom Wants Me To Go To Ole Miss’

Robert Nkemdiche’s commitment to Clemson is still in doubt.

The recruitment of the highly-touted defensive end from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., has been controversial, especially since he committed to Clemson in June.

Nkemdiche has maintained his pledge to the Tigers is strong, but his tune seems to be changing. He told ESPN RecruitingNation on Wednesday that Ole Miss is still in the picture.

“My recruitment is crazy still, and Ole Miss is making a push for me,” Nkemdiche told ESPN. “It does not matter to my dad, but my mom wants me to go to Ole Miss and we are still talking about it, so we have not come to an agreement on it yet. It is tugging my heart in two different directions.”

The first direction is Clemson, where Nkemdiche and Grayson teammates Wayne Gallman and David Kamara have said they plan to play together. But Nkemdiche’s brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, is a redshirt freshman at Ole Miss.

That appears to be the main reason Nkemdiche’s mother wants her son to sign with Ole Miss. She told ESPN The Magazine in September she wasn’t happy with Clemson’s recruitment of Nkemdiche.

“His decision is not final,” Beverly Nkemdiche said. “He’s just a teenager, and people are forgetting that. We had never discussed Clemson, and I am unhappy with Clemson. I’m not there, so I don’t know for certain, but I feel like Robert was pressured into this decision.”

Sadly, it seems the pressure will only become greater as long as Nkemdiche’s mother tries to convince her son to go against his own choice.

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