Class of 2013 star Nkemdiche: 'I like [Ole Miss] a lot'

With members of the Class of 2012 looking ahead to their freshmen seasons in the fall, members of next year's class continue to weigh offers during the recruiting process.

And all eyes are on the top recruit in the Class of 2013: Robert Nkemdiche.

The defensive end at Grayson High School (Loganville, Georgia) was thought by many to eventually end up playing for Nick Saban at Alabama -- with some believing he could have even committed to the Crimson Tide at a recent junior day. But Nkemdiche recently visited Ole Miss, and he was impressed by the Oxford campus. It also doesn't hurt that Nkemdiche's brother, Denzel, is already a Rebel, and that his father would love to see a reunion.

"I would like to see them play together," Sunny Nkemdiche told Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com. "In high school, it was fun for me...that would be a pleasure for them to play together."

"I guess I could make an adjustment [if they didn't play together at Ole Miss] but I would like to see them play at the same school. [But] I'm flexible...flexible."

The good news for Ole Miss fans is that Nkemdiche told Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have "a great chance" of seeing a reunion of brothers happen in Oxford after the Rebels offered his best friend, David Kamara, on Wednesday.

"My brother is at Ole Miss, and now David can go with me...that's a big, big, big, big, big plus for Ole Miss, he said. "I'm really happy about all of this."

Nkemdiche and Kamara are scheduled to visit Clemson this weekend, while Alabama, Georgia and LSU continue to be on Nkemdiche's radar.

Certainly, landing a stud prospect like Nkemdiche would be a huge coup for an Ole Miss program looking for a revival in the post-Houston Nutt era, especially with rival Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen having better success the last few seasons on the recruiting trail.

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