Where is the nation’s top recruit going to play his college ball? Ole Miss? That can’t be right.
Robert Nkemdiche, a defensive end able to give opposing quarterbacks prolonged nightmares, will join his brother, Denzel, who is a defensive back for the Rebels.
There’s more good news for Ole Miss.
His addition gives the Rebels 24 commitments for the 2013 class and their first from a five-star recruit. Ole Miss, which has a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 receiver in Laquon Treadwell, is also heavily favored to land No. 1 offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) and has a chance to add ESPN 150 defensive end Chris Jones, ESPN 150 safety Antonio Conner, ESPN 150 offensive lineman Austin Golson and Nkemdiche’s teammate David Kamara.
The spate of highly touted players considering a team that’s been a non-factor in the SEC for a long time has many questioning what’s going on in Oxford. Coach Hugh Freeze has heard the grumblings about potential shadiness and took to Twitter to challenge his critics.
"If you have facts about a violation, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org," Freeze tweeted. "If not, please do not slander these young men or insult their family."
There you go. Ole Miss is suddenly relevant again. Deal with it.