Robert Nkemdiche: No. 1 College Football Recruit Will Take Official Visit to LSU

Randy ChambersAnalyst IFebruary 1, 2013

Robert Nkemdiche has struggled to make up his mind, and with national signing day looming, he is still having trouble deciding on just one school. Many schools have been in the running for the top recruit of the 2013 class, and the LSU Tigers will be the latest to throw a strong pitch his way.

According to the star's Twitter account, he will be visiting LSU on his next step on this tiring journey:

James Smith of The Times-Picayune confirmed the big news for LSU fans, as did Kipp Adams of ESPN:

If you have been paying even the slightest attention to Nkemdiche during this process, you will know that he has been all over the place in deciding who his front-runners are. Just a couple of days ago, his LSU visit was canceled, and it appeared that the Tigers were losing a bit of ground on the top recruit.

However, Les Miles and company will now actually have a shot to convince the 5-star player to take his talents to Baton Rouge.

Nkemdiche is fresh off a visit with the Florida Gators. After that trip, he told Adams that no team was separating itself at this point:

Really all schools are even for me right now. No school has been kicked down or anything, but I just have to see the other schools and compare them. Florida, Ole Miss and LSU are all battling for that top spot.

The Ole Miss Rebels have always been in the running because they would allow him to play with his older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, who has quickly developed into a star linebacker. According to, Ole Miss remains the heavy favorite, while Florida and LSU have a cooler temperature at this stage.

With Nkemdiche, you never quite know what to believe. He was once committed to Clemson and later decommitted. One week, it seems like Florida is in the mix. The next week, the Gators get placed on the back burner for LSU, which now seems to be the pick of the week with national signing day taking place on Feb. 6.

One thing we do know for sure is the elite prospect will make his commitment in the early morning of national signing day, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

LSU has a lot to offer for Nkemdiche, including immediate playing time. LSU only returns five defensive starters from a year ago, so there are a lot of holes on the defensive line. With his combination of size and speed, Nkemdiche would surely see the field early and often.

However, given his history of flip-flopping, even with the positive news, LSU fans can only sit and wait like the rest of the college football world.