The saga of Robert Nkemdiche, the top high school football recruit in the country, appears to be coming to an end.
Nkemdiche's brother, Denzel, who plays for Ole Miss, spoke to reporters (h/t) John Talty of the Jackson Clarion Ledger and said Robert will make the announcement soon:
Robert told me personally, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it, but he told me he’s committing in two weeks. That’s just the honest truth. That’s what he told me and he wouldn’t lie to his brother.
This news is actually the least surprising development in Nkemdiche's recruiting journey. He started off verbally committing to Clemson in June, a move that shocked a lot of people because it was so early in the process.
On Nov. 8, Will Hammock of the Gwinett Daily Post reported that Nkemdiche was backing off his verbal commitment to Clemson, though he was still considering it along with Mississippi, Alabama, LSU, Florida and Oregon.
Mississippi always seemed to have a leg up on the competition because of his family's ties to the university. Nkemdiche's mother did an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating that she wanted to see Robert go to Ole Miss to play with his brother.
It remains to be seen exactly what Nkemdiche will do, but it sounds like the coaches at those five schools will be on pins and needles until he makes the announcement official in a couple weeks.