|ROBERT NKEMDICHE: Class of 2013|
Even though he's only a junior in high school, Robert Nkemdiche might be the best overall prospect in the nation regardless of class. In my opinion, if it wasn't for last years #1 player in the country and current South Carolina freshman All-American Jadeveon Clowney, Nkemdiche would probably be the most talented defensive end prospect to come through the high school ranks in roughly the last ten years. Some scouts believe Nkemdiche might actually be better than Clowney. Whether he is or isn't I don't know, but judging by his statistics and accolades from the 2011 season, it seems like a fair discussion.
Robert Nkemdiche backed up his stellar sophomore year (53 tackles, 23 for loss, 18 sacks) with an outstanding junior campaign. The 6-foot 5, 275-pounder was a terror on both sides of the ball. He finished the season with 93 tackles, including 25 for loss and 18 sacks despite facing double and triple teams every game. On the offensive side of the ball, he rushed for 528 yards and 17 touchdowns, including one TD in the state championship game (which his team won). Nkemdiche was also named a First Team All-American by ESPN as well as an Underclass All-American. With his size, strength (benches 340lbs, squats 500lbs, power cleans 340lbs) and speed (4.6 second 40-yard dash)...it's quite clear Robert Nkemdiche is a force to be reckoned with!!! Below is an article written about Robert from April of 2011.