The consensus No. 1 overall player in the class of 2013, Robert Nkemdiche is an absolute freak. The 6'5", 275-pound DE/RB from Grayson, Ga., is, in my opinion, an even better prospect than Jadeveon Clowney was back in 2011.
This kid can do it all: explode off the line, utilize proper techniques and moves, hustle down running backs, lay the hit-stick and simply take over a game. Nkemdiche is even used as a running back and rushed for a remarkable 17 touchdowns last year while leading Grayson to a state title.
What I especially like about Nkemdiche is his love for the game and the intensity and effort he brings every play. Some elite players get complacent and don't go hard on every play, but not Nkemdiche. Wherever he ends up going, Nkemdiche will be an instant-impact player and may push for a starting role.
If he were to choose Alabama, Nkemdiche could play end, some linebacker and maybe even some goal-line running back. Obviously, everyone who is anyone has offered the Grayson standout, but his top five are Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia and Ole Miss.
Every school has something different to offer the superstar. His brother plays at Ole Miss, UGA is the in-state school, Clemson offered his best friend, and Alabama and LSU have been amongst his favorites for a while. Despite all of this, I am truly confident Nkemdiche will commit to Alabama, not just because they are his speculated favorites but because he always speaks volumes about the program and is apparently always wearing 'Bama gear at school and in public.
Nkemdiche just came back from LSU and said how much he loved it, but in the end, his love for Alabama will outshine that of the LSU Tigers.