ESPNU 150: Where Top Remaining Recruits Will Most Likely Land

Mike Hoag@MikeHoagJrCorrespondent IIJanuary 5, 2013

January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (1) rushes during the second half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Team Highlight defeated the Team Nitro 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN 150’s top recruits are dropping like flies.

There are still plenty of 5-star recruits who have yet to commit, though. Each of them appears to be waiting until the last moment, signing day on Feb. 6, to make their decisions.

Let’s take a look at some of the top remaining recruits and where they are most likely to wind up.


Robert Nkemdiche, DE

Nkemdiche flashed his vast potential at the UA All-America game. He’s widely regarded as the top recruit, at any position, of the 2013 college football recruiting class.

A lot of over-thinking occurs with a player with his perceived skill level. With the top distinction, Nkemdiche has been sought after by nearly every major program in the nation.

But where will he land when signing day comes?

“Yes, it would be real hard for me not to go to Ole Miss; that’s a family thing,” Nkemdiche said, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Nkemdiche’s brother Denzel attends and plays linebacker for the Rebels.

Most likely: Ole Miss

In the hunt: LSU, Alabama, Florida and Clemson


Laremy Tunsil, OT

Tunsil, the top-ranked offensive lineman by 247sports, has narrowed his decision down to three SEC schools.

Georgia has always been high on the 6’6” lineman’s priority list. However, Alabama and Ole Miss are both in his top three remaining schools. The 295-pounder mauler narrowed that list down last June, according to Zach Abolverdi of

“I loved Georgia. It was real nice,” Tunsil said, according to Abolverdi. “I like everything about Georgia. They told me they need me, but I think the coaches are real amazing, real laid back.”

Things could have certainly changed between then and now but the big man hasn’t indicated one way or another which we he is leaning.

Alabama’s third national championship in four years could be a swaying factor if the Crimson Tide gets the better of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the title game.

In the end, Georgia and Bama present the best chance to win. If it comes down to those two, Tunsil seems to prefer the relationships he has built at Georgia and would likely pick the Bulldogs over the Crimson Tide in that scenario.

Most likely: Georgia

In the hunt: Alabama, Ole Miss


Montravius Adams, DT

Adams is by far the top defensive tackle recruit in the 2013 class. The rich will certainly get richer when Adams picks his destination in the coming weeks.

Two of Adams’ five official visits will be to Alabama and Auburn. The successes of the Crimson Tide will likely win out in the end over their struggling instate rivals.

While competition is certainly fierce and Adams could end up picking any of the top programs that are courting him, he will most likely end up in Alabama.

The Crimson Tide’s demonstrated toughness on defense and their program’s continued success will likely win out in the end over the promising progress of other potential suitors.

Nick Saban is a remarkable recruiter and will more than likely add Adams’ signature to a long list of standout defensive recruits.

Most likely: Alabama

In the hunt: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia