Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's No. 1 overall prospect according to virtually all recruiting services, isn't going to let his recruiting process drag on any longer.
The 6-foot-4, 268-pound defensive end from Grayson (Ga.) High School told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he's ready to commit, and will announce his decision on May 18 following Grayson's final scrimmage of the spring. Nkemdiche's top five choices are LSU, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ole Miss.
Nkemdiche is making the right decision to announce his college plans early. He's the unquestioned No. 1 prospect in the country, and that's a lot of pressure for anyone. By getting it out of the way and getting out of the spotlight, he shows colleges that he's a team-first guy that's willing to put his ego aside in order to benefit the program.
There's nothing wrong with playing the process out all the way to National Signing Day if that's what a recruit needs to do. Nkemdiche says he's made his decision, so why keep it a secret if he's solid on it?
I know, I know. Commitments during the recruiting process are about as flimsy as political promises during election season. But Nkemdiche hasn't proven to be a flip-flopper yet, so we shouldn't assume that he will be.