Robert Nkemdiche does not sound like a player who's all that confident in his commitment to the Clemson Tigers. In fact, he sounds like he's more than ready to flip to a different program.
For a while now, we've thought that Ole Miss was the one school that had a shot to get Nkemdiche to sway away from his commitment, and while the Rebels are still looking good, it appears as if another school may all of a sudden have a chance.
According to Nkemdiche's recruiting diary on ESPN Recruiting Nation (via Kipp Adams), he is going to take an unofficial visit this weekend to watch the Georgia Bulldogs battle Ole Miss. Here's what the nation's No. 1 overall recruit had to say about Georgia:
With Georgia, you never know what could happen. I could start falling in love with them again after I visit. They have open arms toward me and I have open arms to them going in. We will see what happens.
If Nkemdiche's recruiting process was a proverbial fire, then he just threw a gas can all over it. I don't know how anybody could think that the 5-star defensive end is going to stay committed after a comment like this.
At the very least, he's indecisive. At the most, he is literally willing to start "falling in love" with a different program. He seems completely willing to give Georgia a chance this weekend on his unofficial visit, and that has got to be gut-wrenching news for the Clemson Tigers.
Conversely, Georgia fans should be bouncing off the walls with excitement after reading that quote. This comes out of nowhere, but just imagine how good the Bulldogs defense would be with the 6'5'', 250-pound 5-star end coming off the edge.
It is also important to note that Nkemdiche had this to say about Ole Miss in his recruiting diary, via Kipp Adams:
Ole Miss has a good chance to get me because at the end of the day, I could wind up wanting to play with my brother.
I still do not know what I am going to do.
That last sentence may end up being the key phrase in all of this. Nkemdiche is obviously torn and confused with regard to his recruiting process.
This is great news for prospective teams like Georgia, which can now feel like it has a shot at swaying the No. 1 overall recruit, but this could spell trouble for Clemson.
In fact, there's no other way to look at it. This does spell trouble for Clemson. He wrote a lot about both Georgia and Ole Miss in this week's recruiting diary, and he seems legitimately interested.
He didn't even mention the Clemson Tigers once.