National Signing Day 2013: Undecided Studs to Watch on Decision Day

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IFebruary 6, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports
Photo Credit: 247Sports

This figures to be an eventful national signing day as there are plenty of top-rated talents who have still yet to decide on their college home. 

As always, there are also players who have verbally committed to a school, but have left plenty of wiggle room for speculation as to where they will sign. 

In the list below, you'll find three of the nation's most highly sought-after players who have left fans anxiously awaiting their decisions. 


Robert Nkemdiche, DE

Robert Nkemdiche is hands down the biggest can't-miss prospect in this class. He is 6'4", 285 pounds of pass-rushing fury. He has an explosive first step and good strength to go with it.  

He is almost universally heralded as the nation's top recruit—247Sports has him No. 1 in its composite rankings.

Ole Miss has long been considered the favorite to land Nkemdiche, and 247 has them listed as the favorite, but LSU is making a strong push.

He recently took a visit to LSU, and he was not shy about telling the world he enjoyed his visit. The following tweet was one of several where Nkemdiche was singing the praises of LSU: 

Whichever school lands Nkemdiche, it is time to celebrate because this young man is going to terrorize opposing offenses.  


Mackensie Alexander

Mackensie Alexander has not been offering a lot of hints at where he will take his services. 247Sports lists Auburn, Mississippi State, Clemson and Rutgers as the leaders, and they are locked with a warm rating. 

This adds plenty of suspense to his decision, which will be aired live on ESPNU on Wednesday. 

Also adding to the suspense is how good Alexander is. 247Sports has him as the fourth-best corner in their Composite Rankings and ESPN has him as the fourth-best recruit at any position. 


Chris Jones, DE

The recruitment of Chris Jones has some fans so stressed that the Mississippi product said he has received death threats (per ESPN's Kipp Adams in a membership required article). 

Jones has verbally committed to Mississippi State, but he did take a recent trip to Ole Miss. Initially, he denied making that trip. 

While the death threats are taking things way too far, it is understandable that fans would care where he attends. Jones is 6'5" and 250 pounds, and according to 247Sports, he can run 40 yards in just 4.7 seconds.  

These skills are good enough for 247Sports to rank him as the second-best strong-side defensive end and the 18th-best overall recruit in its composite rankings.