6'4", 268 lbs., 4.72 40-yard (rumored to be 4.5)
Robert Nkemdiche is the best prospect in the nation, and there's no room for doubt. He is the best.
So what are Alabama's chances to land the prospect that over one hundred schools want?
Many consider Alabama to be the favored school in the race for Nkemdiche, but Georgia is still going strong in the race.
But there is also a wildcard. Ole Miss. Sounds crazy right?
First, Nkemdiche is a program changer for a school like Ole Miss. He could be the one to finally dig the struggling Rebels out of the ditch that former head coach Houston Nutt buried them in.
Second, he's close to his older (and smaller) brother, Denzel, who he's pictured with in the photo. Denzel is a linebacker at Ole miss but is built more like a cornerback who will also have trouble cracking the Reb's weak depth chart.
What Alabama offers, however, could likely be too much to pass up for Robert Nkemdiche.
He's almost guaranteed to go to the NFL someday under Nick Saban and he would make that happen by taking Marcell Dareus' old position at left defensive end.
That's right where Dareus made all his money, becoming a sack machine by blitzing from the opposite side of Alabama's fearsome Jack linebackers.
And that is just fine with Nkemdiche, as he plays defensive end in a 3-lineman front in high school. He knows what it's like to face double teams, and still produce ridiculous stats while stopping both the run and pass.
Last year he had 78 tackles, 36 for losses and 18 sacks.
There are plenty of excellent recruits out there that wouldn't fit Alabama's system very well, but Nkemdiche is not one of them.
Alabama's system, their production of NFL talent, and their status as perennial title contenders make the Capstone the best possible place for Nkemdiche to go.
Did I forget to mention that he is also capable of playing running back at an elite level?