ED: ESPN is now reporting that his decommitment did take place.
Take this for what it's worth:
Sources tell H2H Robert Nkemdiche has decommited from Clemson.— Head To Head (@HeadtoHeadRadio) November 8, 2012
Head to Head, for those of you not in the know, is a radio show hosted by Richard Cross and Matt Wyatt, who offer their respective Ole Miss Rebel and Mississippi State Bulldogs perspectives on college sports in the Magnolia State. Both are well tuned in to the schools they cover, so both would be the type to have legitimate albeit ambiguous "sources" on these types of things.
If the rumors are to be believed, then Robert Nkemdiche, the brother of standout Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche and the number one rated recruit in the nation, has backed out of his commitment to Clemson to, presumably, look more closely at Ole Miss. The Loganville, Georgia native is listed as a 6'5", 250 pound defensive end by most recruiting services, but sees time on both offense and defense at Grayson high school due to his outstanding combination of athleticism and size.
If you read what his mother recently had to say on the matter, you wouldn't be at all shocked that Nkemdiche would shy away of Clemson in favor of attending our Ole Miss. But then again we hate to suggest that, if this rumor is indeed true, he was pressured by his family into making this decision. The opportunity to play with a brother in the SEC for a program which, by most accounts, is on the rise? What's not to love about that, right?*
But what say you? How do you feel about this news (which, again, is a rumor)?
*Yep, I'm biased.