Today is National Signing Day for NCAA Football. ESPN.com has extensive coverage going on and is reporting the No. one rated player the country is headed to SEC. Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche out of Loganville High School (in Georgia) is headed to the SEC. Nkemdiche is 6’5 and weighs in at 260 lbs. Here is some of the story via ESPN.com:
Nkemdiche's choice marks a signature addition to what is shaping up to be one of the top recruiting classes in the country. He had offers from coast to coast and took official visits to Florida, Ole Miss and LSU before deciding to join his brother Denzel Nkemdiche in Oxford.
Denzel Nkemdiche, a defensive back, had a breakout season for the Rebels in 2012, leading the team with 82 tackles, including 13 for a loss.
The talk of Ole Miss landing five-star prospect Robert Nkemdiche began almost two years ago when the Rebels signed his brother, then a lightly recruited defensive back in May 2011. After back-to-back 18-sack seasons, Robert emerged as the top prospect in the 2013 class and was coveted by powerhouse programs throughout the country.
Surprisingly, Nkemdiche committed to Clemson during an unofficial visit last June, citing a solid connection with the Tigers' coaching staff. It was apparent that he was excited about the opportunity to continue playing with close friend and high school teammate David Kamara, who had committed to Clemson while on campus with Nkemdiche the day before.
Locally, both Michigan and Michigan State are hoping to have top notch recruiting classes as both schools strive for a Big Ten Championship next season and beyond. Projections thus far have Ohio State having the most star studded recruiting class in the conference.
For more on the Big Ten on the 2013 National Signing Day, log on to http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2013/2/5/3947252/national-signing-day-2013-big-ten-football-recruiting-preview