Defense end Robert Nkemdiche, the top recruit of the 2013 class, has decided to postpone his decision regarding commitment, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound end from Loganville, Ga is ranked as the country’s No. 1 prospect by all four main of the major recruiting services.
I’m probably going to try to take all my official visits, and then pick the best school. 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.
Nkemdiche has listed Alabama and Ole Miss – where his brother plays – co-leaders. Other SEC schools claim to be in the mix, and he has expressed interest in visiting other schools like USC, Texas and Clemson.
Mickey Conn, Nkemdiche’s coach at Grayson High School, said of his charge’s delay, “Robert wants to take more visits and get to know the coaches … you know, get a good feel for it before he makes his decision. I think Robert will probably take all of his visits and it will probably play out until signing day. It could always change, but that’s a likely scenario.”
Nkemdiche is the premier player in next year’s class, and schools across the nation will lay out the red carpet for this young man in the months to come. The pull to join his brother at Ole Miss will be strong, but rest assured Nick Saban will use the entire Alabama arsenal to try to land this impact player.