Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss’ top target at defensive end for the 2103 class, verbally pledged to play for the Clemson Tigers Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound standout from Gayson High School in Logansville, Ga., is the consensus No. 1 ranked player in the nation and had offers from countless schools across the Southeast and nation. Nkemdiche, who has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, arrived at Clemson for an unofficial visit Wednesday and he made his announcement via twitter and a day after his Grayson teammate, defensive back David Kamara, chose to play for Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney. Kamara (5-11, 185) also had an offer to play for Ole Miss. (more…) (June 15, 2012, Page 6A)
BLOG: Today’s episode of the Sideline View on RebelSportsRadio.com has been posted. (more…) (January 6, 2012)
Following Ole Miss’ first practice in shoulder pads, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he was impressed with how his linemen pushed up the field, especially on the ends where four players were credited with getting good pressure on quarterbacks Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt. (August 9, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.
With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.
A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited about the start of the 2011 football season and ready to talk about his newcomers as the Rebels start practice on Saturday. (more…) (August 4, 2011)
In February, Denzel Nkemdiche looked like he was headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.