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Nkemdiche Leads List of Top Uncommitted Recruits Heading into Signing Day



We'll find out where Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the consensus No. 1 recruit, will play his college ball on Wednesday. / Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports

Here's a look at the top uncommitted football recruits heading into Wednesday's National Signing Day.

The Top 5

Robert Nkemdiche, DE
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
6-5, 260

Considering: Ole Miss, LSU

Breakdown: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nkemdiche is the fourth recruit in the last 11 years to be the consensus No. 1 prospect, a group that also includes Jadeveon Clowney, Vince Young and Ernie Sims. Nkemdiche, an American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team selection, had 59 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, and seven sacks for a defense that allowed only 11 points per game. Nkemdiche’s older brother, Denzel, is a linebacker at Ole Miss.

Prediction: Ole Miss

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Laremy Tunsil, OL
Columbia (Lake City, Fla.)
6-6, 295

Considering: Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Ole Miss

Breakdown: An American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection, Tunsil helped pave the way for a rushing offense that averaged 275 yards per game. He’s the top-rated offensive lineman in the class of 2013 and the No. 5 overall recruit in the ESPN 150.

Prediction: Alabama

Matthew Thomas, LB
Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.)
6-3, 205

Considering: Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, USC

Breakdown: One of the nation’s top-rated outside linebackers, Thomas helped lead Booker T. Washington to the Class 4A state title with 70 tackles and 10 sacks. Thomas’ high school teammate, defensive back Michael Thomas, has already committed to the Seminoles.

Prediction: Florida State

MORE: American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT
Placer (Auburn, Calif.)
6-3, 310

Considering: Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Washington

Breakdown: One of eight seniors who scored 100 or greater on 247Sports’ rating scale, and ESPN’s top-rated defensive tackle, Vanderdoes committed to USC last summer but reopened his recruitment in December. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection has kept everyone guessing while visiting multiple schools throughout the past month. 

Prediction: USC

Montravius Adams, DT
Dooly County (Vienna, Ga.)
6-3, 290

Considering: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia

Breakdown: After leading Dooly County to the Class A title game, the American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection has been busy making visits as he tries to decide where to continue his career. Georgia, which recently hired a new defensive line coach in Chris Wilson, is considered among the favorites to land the four-star recruit. “My mom really likes Georgia, and they’re my hometown school,” Adams told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in December. Perhaps mom knows best.

Prediction: Georgia

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5 More Players to Watch

Vonn Bell, DB
Ridgeland (Rossville, Ga.)
6-1, 190
Bell's favorites are Alabama, Tennessee and Ohio State.

Mackensie Alexander, CB
Immokalee (Fla.)
5-11, 175
It's anyone's guess as to where Alexander winds up. He's expected to choose from among Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi State and Texas A&M.

A'Shawn Robinson, DT
Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, Texas)
6-5, 304
After decommitting from Texas last weekend, Robinson is expected to sign with Alabama.

MORE: Auburn Tattoo and All, Foster Commits to Alabama

Alvin Kamara, RB
Norcross (Ga.)
5-10, 192
After leading Norcross to the Class 6A championship, Kamara will decide between Alabama and Georgia.

Dee Liner, DL
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
6-2, 274
The American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection's favorites are Alabama, Georgia and Auburn.

 

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