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Laquon Treadwell Commits To Ole Miss

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell from Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill., has committed to Ole Miss.

The nation’s No. 1 wide receiver according to ESPN chose Ole Miss over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

“The recruiting process was something I took very seriously, but had a lot of fun with,” Treadwell said, according to ESPN. “I took my time in the process so I could make the right choice for myself.”

Treadwell’s interest in Ole Miss was strengthened by the presence of former Crete-Monee standout Anthony Standifer, who plays defensive back for Ole Miss. He signed with the Rebels last February.

Treadwell’s commitment is the start of what’s expected to be a strong finish to the class of 2013 for Ole Miss. The Rebels are recruiting several highly-touted prospects, including the nation’s No. 1 prospect, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.

“I wanted to be a part of something special,” Treadwell said. “The program is on the rise with the new coaching staff. (Coach Hugh Freeze) is changing the culture and I want to be a part of changing the Rebel culture.”

Ole Miss has 21 commitments for the class of 2013.

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Report: Nkemdiche Planning To Visit Florida This Weekend

Robert Nkemdiche is considering taking a visit to Florida this weekend, sources have told 247Sports.

This report comes a week after the defensive end from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., said he was down to LSU and Ole Miss. From 247Sports:

“As is the nature with recruiting, this is a very fluid situation, but multiple people have confirmed the visit is being planned at the time, including Grayson High School head football coach Mickey Conn. If the trip to see the Gators in Gainesville does in fact take place, this would be Nkemdiche’s first official visit with signing day only three weeks away.” 

It would still be a surprise if Nkemdiche signs with any school other than Ole Miss, where his brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, plays linebacker. But with Robert Nkemdiche’s recruitment, it’s probably time to stop being surprised by anything at this point.

Signing day is 22 days away.

 

 

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Update: Nkemdiche Deletes Anti-Reporter Tweet

Robert Nkemdiche’s unhappiness with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution seems to have settled down.

The Clemson defensive end commitment from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., tweeted this week that Michael Carvell of the AJC was “causing problems” for Nkemdiche’s recruitment. That statement appeared to be very off base when looking at Carvell’s coverage of Nkemdiche’s recruitment.

Nkemdiche appears to agree as he has since deleted the tweet following a conversation with Carvell. Here’s the latest from the AJC:

“When I contacted Nkemdiche, he was specifically upset about the story saying his mother was ‘upset’ at Clemson and ‘it was not a done deal.’ After being informed that the story was reported by ESPN and not the AJC, Nkemdiche deleted the tweet.”

What happens next with Nkemdiche’s recruitment is anyone’s guess. He will surely continue to hear from several schools, including Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss, where his brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, is a redshirt freshman.

And speculation on the future of the nation’s top prospect will continue to build.

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Nkemdiche Unhappy With Reporter

Clemson defensive end commitment Robert Nkemdiche isn’t happy with the media’s coverage of his recruitment.

Specifically, he’s unhappy with Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1 prospect from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., said so with a twitter post on Tuesday.

It was Carvell who wrote in the AJC about Nkemdiche’s desire to see teammate Ryan Carter receive a scholarship offer from Clemson, which has already received commitments from two of Nkemdiche’s teammates. But that story ran on July 6.

“I am waiting on Clemson to offer Ryan,” Nkemdiche said at the time. “When that happens, it’s locked … it’s a done deal … it’s over.”

But Nkemdiche’s recruitment isn’t over, at least according to his mother, Beverly.

“His decision is not final,” she recently told ESPN The Magazine. “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 situation.”

If this story is what has Nkemdiche unhappy, there’s no reason to point the blame at Carvell. He hasn’t appeared to do anything untoward in his coverage of Nkemdiche.

Carvell sent the following message to Nkemdiche on Tuesday:

This is just the latest story during the somewhat dramatic recruiting process of Nkemdiche, who has entertained interest from such schools at Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss, among others.

The important thing for Nkemdiche is to do what’s in his own best interest. If that means signing with Clemson, that’s what he should do. If he wants to look at other schools before he makes a final decision, he should do that. The rules of the recruiting process invite him to explore all options before he signs with a school.

Because once Nkemdiche signs, all the options will belong to the school. And signing with the wrong school could certainly leave him unhappy.

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Report: Nkemdiche Chooses Clemson

Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche has committed to Clemson, according to a report from TigerIllustrated.com.

The news comes one day after Nkemdiche’s teammate and friend at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., cornerback David Kamara, committed to the Tigers. Grayson running back Wayne Gallman is also committed to Clemson.

Nkemdiche is widely considered to be the nation’s top prospect for the class of 2013. He has also considered schools such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss, where his brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, is a redshirt freshman linebacker. Alabama was once thought to be the favorite to land Robert Nkemdiche.

Nkemdiche still has plenty of time to change his mind. Despite his commitment, you can expect plenty of schools to keep recruiting Nkemdiche until he has officially signed with a school.

UPDATE: The news of Nkemdiche’s commitment to Clemson has been confirmed by Scout.com and 247Sports.

Gallman posted a photo on Twitter of the Grayson trio wearing Clemson gear:

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Robert Nkemdiche: ‘I’m Just Not Ready Yet’

Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., no longer plans to announce his college decision on May 18.

“I’m just not ready yet,” Nkemdiche told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This is one of the biggest decisions of my life. I want to go see some new places, and go back to some other places to spend more time with the coaches and to check out the campuses. It’s a big decision, and I want to get it right.”

Nkemdiche, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 1 prospect by ESPNU, has maintained a top five list of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Clemson. Many analysts have called Alabama the leader with Ole Miss in play because his brother (defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche) is a member of the Rebels.

Other schools, such as Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Southern California, have remained in contact with Nkemdiche with the hopes of entering his recruitment.

The long list of suitors is a reason Nkemdiche has decided to delay his decision.

“I’m probably going to try to take all my official visits and then pick the best school,” Nkemdiche told the AJC. “I probably won’t take any visits during the season because I want to stay focused on my main goal – and that’s helping our team win another state championship. I’ll probably wait until after the season and then go visit schools and stuff.”

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Nkemdiche Favors Alabama, LSU

LSU has strengthened its position as the No. 1 team in the country after defeating Alabama this weekend.

Both teams are still holding on to the top spot for highly-touted 2013 defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, who attended the game on Saturday.

“Everything is still pretty much the same – Alabama and LSU are my top two,” he told BamaOnline.com. “I liked the game and both teams have very good defenses. I haven’t been down to LSU yet. I really like Alabama, though.”

Everyone likes Nkemdiche, who attends Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High School. He’s projected by many to be the top prospect for the class of 2013.

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