Atlanta, GA, United States (4E Sports) – Top football recruit Robert Nkemdiche has decommitted from Clemson Tigers, but denied this.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end from Loganville, Grayson (Ga.) said they were “just not true” and said he is not talking about his status anymore.
However, his high school coach Mickey Conn confirmed Thursday morning that Nkemdiche had indeed had a change of heart.
“He wants to weigh out his options and, out of respect for Clemson, Robert didn’t want to keep on making trips to other places. And he felt like he was being disrespectful to Clemson in doing that,” said Conn. “But Clemson is not out of the picture. There’s lots of schools. He just wanted to open up his options and see what was out there.”
Nkemdiche expects Ole Miss defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon to attend his regular-season game Friday night versus Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood.
He also intends to take an unofficial visit to Ole Miss with his parents on Saturday, his fourth since he committed to Clemson in June.
Ole Miss appears to be his top choice. His brother, Denzell, is a linebacker for the Rebels.
Alabama and Georgia are believed to be under consideration.
Nkemdiche originally committed in June to Clemson to join teammates Wayne Gallman and David Kamara who have committed previously.