2013 College Football Recruits: Breaking Down Top Signings on NSD

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 7, 2013

Feb 6, 2013; Loganville, GA, USA; Robert Nkemdiche shown on stage after he announced his decision to attend Mississippi on National Signing Day at Grayson High School. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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There were a number of top recruits who were undecided headed into national signing day.

Headlined by No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche, there was a lot of uncertainty leading up to the big day. Recruits on both sides of the ball figured to make headlines with their respective teams.

Here's a look at the top signings from previously undecided recruits on Wednesday.


Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Ole Miss

It appeared to be between Ole Miss, LSU and Florida on national signing day. In the end, Ole Miss was ecstatic to land the 6'5", 265-pounder out of Georgia.

Nkemdiche is not only the No. 1 overall recruit in the class, he's widely considered to be one of the most impressive recruits in the past few years. His combination of size, strength, explosiveness and burst is scintillating to watch and he has the technique to impress at the next level. 

Whether it is getting to the quarterback, chasing down the ball-carrier or splitting doubles teams, Nkemdiche can do it all. It would be a shock if he didn't succeed in college.


Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Hugh Freeze and the Rebels won big on national signing day, getting Nkemdiche and 5-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (ranked No. 3 overall by 247Sports.com). Given Freeze's history on the offensive side of the ball, Tunsil is a great add for the program. 

The 6'6", 295-pounder has all the tools to be an elite left tackle at the next level. His length, footwork and technique are outstanding and he has the frame to add more bulk, as well. He needs a little work with his run-blocking, but there's no reason he can't become strong in that area, given his physical tools.

The Rebels got a good one in Laremy Tunsil and he figures to be a prominent piece in Freeze's high-octane offensive attack.


Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn

After losing Reuben Foster to Alabama, Auburn was biting its collective nails leading up to Montravius Adams' decision on national signing day.

Georgia was also in the running for the Vienna native, but Adams ultimately decided to go to Auburn (via ESPN), primarily aided by his mother's opinion of the school and the hiring of former Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who Adams was close with.

Adams is an explosive, strong athlete with the size and quickness to match. He does need a little work on his technique, but his physical tools are outstanding.

Paired up with 5-star defensive end Carl Lawson, this could become a dynamic duo for the Tigers on the line. Get ready for some smashmouth, SEC-style football at Auburn.


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