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More recruiting drama surrounds nation’s No. 1 prospect

Beverly Nkemdiche’s wish that her son, consensus No. 1 recruit for the class of 2013 Robert Nkemdiche, commit to either Alabama or Ole Miss might come true yet.

Or not. Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see.

Nkemdiche has been verbally committed to Clemson since June of this year, much to the public chagrin of his mother. As of Wednesday night, he’s apparently making use of the “non-binding” part of that “commitment.” first reported last night that Nkemdiche had decommitted from the Tigers.

Or not. Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see.

Shortly after the RebelGrove report went live, Nkemdiche told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had not switched his commitment from Clemson to Ole Miss, where his older brother, Denzel, plays.

Nothing final yet,” he told the paper. When asked if he was still committed to Clemson, Nkemdiche replied “Yes. Just undecided.”*

So... ?

The breaking news here is that there’s a high school senior unsure about where he wants to go to college -- and that is totally fine. But it probably doesn’t help that his own mother is actively pushing her own agenda rather than taking a vested interest and listening to what her son wants (or thinks he wants).

“I’ve not talked to anybody from Clemson’s team,” Beverly Nkemdiche told the AJC last week. “I don’t want to go there because that’s out of my way. There is nothing that would take me there.”

Cool story. Let us know what y’all decide in February. Until then, you might want to lock your doors and board up your windows to prevent media access because the fascination isn’t going away on its own.

(*Nkemdiche’s high school coach has stated that his star player has decommitted from Clemson)