Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment


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Nkemdiche no longer a Clemson commitment

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