ATLANTA – Robert Nkemdiche (kem-DEE-CHEE) is just about everybody's number one prospect on national signing day.
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN, CBS Sports and 247Sports all give No. 1 rankings to Nkemdiche, the big defensive end from Grayson High School near Atlanta.
That's good news for Mississippi. Nkemdiche is expected to sign with the Rebels early Wednesday morning.
Louisiana State and Florida are believed to be Nkemdiche's other finalists. Nkemdiche's last visit was to LSU last weekend. The big edge for Ole Miss is Denzel Nkemdiche, Robert's older brother who led the Rebels in tackles as a redshirt freshman linebacker last season.
The family connection may be an insurmountable advantage.
Grayson coach Mickey Conn says Nkemdiche has been under tremendous pressure and has "clammed up pretty good" about his plans.