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Robert Nkemdiche to Ole Miss Video: Watch Rebels Coaches Celebrate Announcement

Timothy RappFeatured Columnist IVNovember 18, 2016

There's nothing better than starting off your day with some good news. For the Ole Miss coaching staff, Wednesday morning started with the best possible news they could have received: The nation's top recruit, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, chose to attend Ole Miss.

Go ahead, fellas; celebrate—this is a great morning for your program. 

The repercussions of Nkemdiche's decision could reverberate throughout the rest of the day, as Ole Miss is still in the running for several top recruits. Might Nkemdiche's enrollment at Ole Miss sway those prospects?

From Kipp Adams of ESPN:

His addition gives the Rebels 24 commitments for the 2013 class and their first from a five-star recruit. Ole Miss, which has a commitment from the nation's No. 1 receiver in Laquon Treadwell, is also heavily favored to land No. 1 offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) and has a chance to add ESPN 150 defensive end Chris Jones, ESPN 150 safety Antonio Conner, ESPN 150 offensive lineman Austin Golson and Nkemdiche's teammate Kamara.

As great as the reaction was from the Ole Miss coaching staff, it could have been better. Somebody could have dumped a cooler of Gatorade on head coach Hugh Freeze. I also would have loved to see "The Worm" at some point.

I kid, I kid. This was a pretty priceless reaction from a program that is in the process of returning to prominence after landing a tremendous recruiting class this season. Nkemdiche is the cherry on top of a class that was already impressive.

And it might grow even more impressive before national signing day closes.

So enjoy the moment, Ole Miss. This is the biggest moment for your program since Eli Manning decided to join the Rebels.

 

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