Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., no longer plans to announce his college decision on May 18.
“I’m just not ready yet,” Nkemdiche told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This is one of the biggest decisions of my life. I want to go see some new places, and go back to some other places to spend more time with the coaches and to check out the campuses. It’s a big decision, and I want to get it right.”
Nkemdiche, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 1 prospect by ESPNU, has maintained a top five list of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Clemson. Many analysts have called Alabama the leader with Ole Miss in play because his brother (defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche) is a member of the Rebels.
Other schools, such as Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Southern California, have remained in contact with Nkemdiche with the hopes of entering his recruitment.
The long list of suitors is a reason Nkemdiche has decided to delay his decision.
“I’m probably going to try to take all my official visits and then pick the best school,” Nkemdiche told the AJC. “I probably won’t take any visits during the season because I want to stay focused on my main goal – and that’s helping our team win another state championship. I’ll probably wait until after the season and then go visit schools and stuff.”