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Top recruit DE Robert Nkemdiche says he'll attend Mississippi, join his brother on the Rebels

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In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2012, Grayson defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche poses for a portrait in Loganville, Ga. Nkemdiche is the consensus No. 1 high school recruit in the nation and is being compared to such former greats as Reggie White and current stars as Jadeveon Clowney. (AP Photo/Atlanta-Journal, Constitution, Jason Getz) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT (The Associated Press)

The consensus top recruit in the nation Robert Nkemdiche has announced he will attend Mississippi.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end from Loganville, Ga., has been on several programs' wish list for more than a year, but Ole Miss appeared to be his destination for months because of close family ties. His brother Denzel Nkemdiche plays for the Rebels and he led the defense with 82 tackles, including 13 for a loss last season.

Wednesday is the first day prep football recruits could officially sign with colleges. Nkemdiche made the announcement in a news conference on ESPNU.

Second-year coach Hugh Freeze led Ole Miss to a 7-6 record last season, improving from a 2-10 mark in 2011.