Now that Robert Nkemdiche has decommitted from the Clemson Tigers, it appears as if the Ole Miss Rebels have the inside track on getting his commitment. They need to be smart about how they go about recruiting the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation from here on out though.
While there is no news of them pursuing this angle yet, one could easily suggest that Ole Miss try to sway Nkemidche's teammates away from the Clemson Tigers in an effort to make the Rebels program even more attractive to him. Even though this may seem like a good strategy, I don't believe it's one the Rebels need to use.
Should Ole Miss try to flip Nkemdiche's teammates from Clemson?
The Rebels have a gigantic edge over the rest of the programs in the country in one of their star linebackers, Denzel Nkemdichewho happens to be Robert's brother. Their mother, Beverly Nkemdiche, has been very open about wanting her sons to play together, and even Denzel stated that he believed he and Robert would eventually wind up on the same team.
Many feel that Ole Miss is a huge reason why Nkemdiche decomitted from Clemson, and it's tough not to agree with that sentiment, as he even stated a few weeks ago that he was torn because of Ole Miss.
With such an apparent advantage, the Rebels shouldn't have to think that outside of the box or do anything drastic to get Nkemdiche's attention, like many other schools may have to, and that includes trying to sway some of his teammates from Grayson High School away from their Clemson commitments.
This obviously sparked a lot of controversy, but it is worth noting that the 2-star defensive back has not received an offer from the Tigers, though David Kamara did say that Carter would commit to Clemson if they made an offer, according to quotes via Ryan Bartow of TigerIllustrated.com.
In an effort to keep Nkemidche, Clemson got desperate and ended up looking like they didn't have control of the situation. It appeared as if coach Dabo Swinney was doing anything he could to appease the nation's No. 1 recruit, and in the end, Clemson just comes away looking silly.
Ole Miss doesn't need to get desperate, and they certainly don't need to focus on trying to sway Nkemdiche's teammates.