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Top recruit Nkemdiche hopes to do special things at Ole Miss


Shortly after announcing that he would attend Mississippi in a ceremony at his high school, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the nation's consensus top prospect, spoke with ESPNU's Rece Davis.

On his decision:
“I feel like, you know, it’s the right place for me. I feel like they can do special things and they’re on the rise.”

On playing with his brother, Denzel, a linebacker at Ole Miss:
“It was a pretty big factor. I was just like, let me go play with him and do something special. That was the best idea and choice for me, that’s why I chose it.

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On Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze:
“He’s just a good man and a good person. He’s a man of his word and I respect him a lot. I feel like he has good things coming.”

On his biggest adjustment in college:
“Just the speed of the game. Bigger, faster, stronger people, more people like me. I just have to get used to it and go play football.”

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On his goals for next year:
“I want to be a freshman All-American and do special things on the team and lead it to a winning season and do some good things.”

On the Rebels fans:
“Those fans over there are crazy, man. I love the fan base over there, I love the fan base.”

 

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