Robert Nkemdiche is the number one ranked recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com and he recently committed to the Clemson Tigers and Dabo Swinney. Swinney is known for being able to recruit extremely well but has not always lived up to expectations on the field for most Clemson fans. Clemson has a spectacular beginning of the 2012 season but finished poorly after losing to North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, and the South Carolina during the end of the regular season. Dabo Swinney and his Clemson Tigers then were invited to the Orange Bowl to play the West Virginia mountaineers where they received a 70-33 shellacking. Despite all this, they still landed the number one defensive end in the country.
All of this has caused some to question Swinney’s recruiting tactics and if they are at all “questionable”. This quote came from Saturday morning’s Mobile Press-Register Soundoff and was found via IBleedCrimsonRed.com
I think you’re going to find in the Robert Nkemdiche commitment that Mickey Conn, his high school coach, will also be getting a position at Clemson. This was a packaged deal, and we will see it in a few days.
What’s that you say? His position coach is getting a job too? That sounds a little sketchy if it’s true. Creating a package deal for a player and his high school coach looks extremely sketchy. You can bet that the NCAA and other schools recruiting Nkemdiche will be looking into this matter. Here is a list of schools that offered and recruited Nkemdiche via Rivals.com.
That is an impressive offer list from a lot of schools with very good football programs. I doubt Nick Saban of Alabama or Les Miles of LSU will just leave this guy alone now. This could be all smoke. But if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.