Beverly Nkemdiche’s mind hasn’t changed. She wants her sons to play football together at Ole Miss.
Denzel Nkemdiche is a freshman linebacker at Ole Miss. Robert Nkemdiche is the nation’s top defensive end prospect at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.
Nkemdiche has been committed to Clemson since June but has continued to consider other schools. And his mother has made it clear she would like her son to sign with Ole Miss.
Beverly Nkemdiche said so again in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I don’t want a case where they have games in two different states, and I will be running around like a rooster, or not go to one (game),” she told the AJC. “Every parent would really want that. It’s my wish for it to happen, but I’m not going to put pressure on anybody. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t, OK. But I would really love for them to play together, as well as have the power of two – where two people come together and play as one.”
One thing should be pointed out: Beverly Nkemdiche lives in Nigeria, where she works in politics as a state legislator. It seems odd she’s worried about missing one of her son’s games when she resides in a different country.
Robert Nkemdiche will be with his parents in Athens, Ga., this weekend to watch Ole Miss play Georgia. The Bulldogs have continued to recruit Nkemdiche, which adds to the dilemma of his college decision.
“With Georgia, you never know what could happen,” Nkemdiche told ESPN RecruitingNation. “I could start falling in love with them again after I visit. They have open arms toward me and I have open arms to them going in. We will see what happens.”
Clemson will continue its heavy pursuit of Nkemdiche, who has two Grayson teammates committed to the Tigers’ 2013 class. Beverly Nkemdiche, who has expressed an unhappiness with Clemson in the past, told the AJC she hasn’t spoken with a member of Clemson’s coaching staff.
“I’ve never been to Clemson,” she said. “I’ve not talked to anybody from Clemson’s team. I don’t want to go there because that’s out of my way. There is nothing that would take me there. What took me to Ole Miss was Denzel. I haven’t been to any other school. Honestly, if Denzel was not at Ole Miss, I wouldn’t have gone to Ole Miss.”
And Robert Nkemdiche probably wouldn’t be considering Ole Miss if not for his brother. But Denzel’s presence has Robert thinking hard about playing in Oxford.
“Ole Miss has a good chance to get me because at the end of the day, I could wind up wanting to play with my brother,” Nkemdiche told ESPN. “I still do not know what I am going to do.”