January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (1) prior to the the Under Armour All-America high school game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Nkemdiche: Nation's Top Recruit Brings List Down To Three SEC Schools

There are now three teams in play for the services of the nation’s top recruit — defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Grayson High School had an official visit in Gainesville over the weekend, which brought the Florida Gators into the list of finalists.

The three finalists on Nkemdiche’s list are all SEC schools — the Gators, LSU Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels, in no particular order.

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“No school has been kicked down or anything, but I just have to see the other schools and compare them,” Nkemdiche said, per ESPN Recruiting Nation. “Florida, Ole Miss and LSU are battling for that top spot.”

Nkemdiche was previously committed to Clemson before de-committing thanks to the advice of his mother.

His mother prefers that Nkemdiche play college football with his older brother, Denzel, who is currently a linebacker for Ole Miss. That nugget of information leads many to believe that the Rebels and head coach Hugh Freeze could be landing another five-star recruit to their already impressive recruiting class.

Nkemdiche is expected to announce his final decision on National Signing Day, which takes place February 6.

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