2013 College Football Recruits: Predicting Where Top Recruits Land

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247 Sports
Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

With national signing day a mere five days away, speculation continues to swirl around where the nation's top-ranked recruits will land.

Defensive end and 5-star prospect Robert Nkemdiche highlights a list of fellow 5-star recruits who have yet to announce where they will be taking their talents next season.

This one's for you, college football fans.

Here are your updates on the top three recruits.

*All rankings via ESPN football recruiting.


Robert Nkemdiche, 5-star DE

The No. 1 prospect of the 2013 class, Robert Nkemdiche, is keeping us all in suspense as to where he'll be dominating opposing offensive lines next season.

At 6'5" and 265 pounds, this stud defensive end possesses a handful of explosive moves off the line of scrimmage to beat blockers in the pass-rushing game.

According to John Talty of The Clarion-Ledger, Nkemdiche will make his announcement at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 6. He's expected to choose the Ole Miss Rebels.

Talty writes that the 5-star defensive end has visited the Rebels a multitude of times and is slated to host Hugh Freeze at his home in Loganville, Ga. 

Given all that we're hearing with Nkemdiche's ties to the Rebels, it's hard to think he'll throw us a curveball on Wednesday.

Prediction: Ole Miss


Mackensie Alexander, 5-star CB

There haven't been many rumblings regarding cornerback Mackensie Alexander and where he might land or when he will make his announcement.

One thing we do know is that the lockdown corner is looking to go a separate way from his brother, Mackenro, according to Mitch Sherman of ESPN (Insider access required).

Despite his 5'11" frame, Mackensie Alexander sticks with opposing wide receivers and is a great open-field tackler.

The Florida native has been linked to Texas A&M, Clemson, Mississippi State and Auburn. JC Shurburtt of 247 Sports gives us his prediction:

I'm not about to argue with the expert.

Prediction: Auburn 


Laremy Tunsil, 5-star OT

With Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss gunning for the 5-star offensive tackle, Laremy Tunsil has a big decision to make.

The 6'6", 295-pound tackle could use a little bit of work in the run-blocking department, but he is an excellent pass protector and has great strength on the O-line.

So what's the latest news surrounding Tunsil?

Fox Sports Next scouting expert Scott Kennedy gives us the update:

The Florida native has been linked to Ole Miss for quite some time now, and while nothing is official, it sounds like the Rebels could be on their way to bolstering the offensive line.

Prediction: Ole Miss