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Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment


  by - Senior Writer - Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:51 PM
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CLEMSON – Sources have confirmed to TigerNet that Loganville (GA) Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA

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is no longer considered a commitment by the Clemson coaching staff.

However, the Tigers are going to continue to recruit Nkemdiche, and the source told TigerNet that the coaches still believe Clemson is the team to beat over Ole Miss.

Nkemdiche is the 5-star defensive end prospect that is considered to be the nation’s top recruit by most scouting services. He committed to the Tigers in June, joining Grayson teammates Wayne Gallman Wayne Gallman
Running Back
6-1, 195
Loganville, GA

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and David Kamara David Kamara
Cornerback
5-11, 185
Loganville, GA

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as Clemson verbals.

His recruitment has been drama-filled, however. His older brother Denzel plays at Ole Miss, and his mother has made no secret of the fact that she wants her sons at the same school. The mother is a politician in Nigeria, and recently returned home to add even more drama to the process.

TigerNet learned that Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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, in an effort to take some of the pressure off of Nkemdiche and put an ease to the constant circus, agreed that Clemson and Nkemdiche would mutually part ways for now. That was confirmed by a source close to the situation this morning.

Nkemdiche has made no secret of the fact that he wants to take all of his official visits, something Clemson’s staff has frowned upon with their commitments in the past. This not only allows Nkemdiche to take his visits, but the source said might actually help Clemson in the long run.

In an article written by the Gwinnet Daily Post, Grayson head coach Mickey 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."

Conn said he expects Nkemdiche to take his time with this decision with a likely decision on National Signing Day, Feb. 6.

"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."

Again, we want to reiterate – this appears to be a mutual decision that hopefully lessens some of the pressure Nkemdiche has been under. It will allow Clemson to continue to recruit to fill needs, while allowing Nkemdiche to finish his visits and sit down and talk with his family before making a decision. Also, the Clemson coaches feel confident at this point that the Tigers are still the team to beat.

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Subject (Replies: 46) Author
Front Page Story: Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment
B-Meist®
Haha...Dabo and RN agreed they should "part ways"
TheProdigal
Clemson needs to win out, play strong and beat the eye test.
TS_Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment
boundsb1
Beat Maryland***
Tigerandy
I don't want the big spoiled baby
LongTimeTater
Classy POTD
ChapinTiger1®
Continue to support him
PenthouseTiger
^^^ THIS---- We still want the kid
hleapha®
Re: ^^^ THIS---- We still want the kid
jpruitt10
Re: ^^^ THIS---- We still want the kid
89tigergrad
Stop it with the blame the media stuff….
tigerking79®
And I got blasted earlier for suggesting Dabo do this....doh***
RU4GOD2®
Original thoughts aren't tolerated here
PenthouseTiger
Dabo didn't do it...RN did.***
Clemsonjoe®
You were laughed at for suggesting they part ways
josephg®
That's naive...***
RU4GOD2®
Wow. He must have really liked TDP. ******
Wookie
Thank you, Dabo***
TigerzzRoar®
Re: Front Page Story: Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment
allorangeallthetime52®
^^^exactly, the kid made statements to the media...
tigerking79®
Re: Front Page Story: Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment
Fieldgoal
We were on a break!
geech72
Mr. Wooden and commitment
silvavocati
John Wooden was a man
89tigergrad
17 is old enough to understand the meaning of commitment
Neal in NC
Re: 17 is old enough to understand the meaning of commitment
89tigergrad
Still want him to be a Tiger, but
mpercy®
Re: Still want him to be a Tiger, but
facman®
One edit to Mickey Conn's quote...
ClemfanWV
Meanwhile, in Clemson, a FOOTBALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY.
Completely Solid Orange®
Hopefully it's a case of distance makes heart grow fonder***
Sunday12pack
Perhaps RN is still secretly committed to Clemson but Dabo
Sunday12pack
Actually, I think this is indeed a valid theory based on
Tiger Rag Fishing Team
your loss big guy
LuciusVI®
Re: Front Page Story: Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment
TIGERSRGREAT
I can't help but wonder through all of this what Nigerian
wildblulou
Yeah... Go to Ole Miss
jba6ch
No way, "Blindside" turned that program into a powerhouse.
Sunday12pack
A little breathing room, please
facman®
Quit blaming the AJC…..
tigerking79®
Been under a rock?
facman®
With a family as screwed up as his...HE NEEDS CLEMSON
coachmac
HAHAHA, pressure? This kid and his family has been playing..
tigerking79®
Maybe we'll get lucky and still get him...i mean all of his
El Tigre 1
NCAA sanctions
ClemHooligan
Re: NCAA sanctions
joetigersc

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