"I would say I am about 90 percent sure I will be committing to someone on May 18," Robert Nkemdiche told Scout on Monday. "It is not 100-percent yet, I still need to talk to my coaches about it, but that is what I am thinking about right now."
Why May 18 you might ask? That is the final day of spring practice and the five-star defensive lineman out of Grayson (GA) feels that could be the right time for him to announce his decision.
"I have a good idea where I want to go, so I feel I might as well go ahead with it then. That would be the day of our spring game, it would allow a lot of coaches to be out to see my teammates when we practice, and then I could go ahead with my announcement."
He is not sure just how it will go down if it does end up being May 18 just yet. He still has to figure that out.
"It could be a press conference after out spring game or something else, I really do not know yet," he said. "I just have to figure it all out with my coaches. Once I talk it over with them, I will know more."
The 6-foot-4, 268 pound phenom still has a lot of schools on his list and although he may have the list trimmed down in his head, he does not want to release anything to the public just yet.
One school that is expected to be on that public list is LSU and he visited Baton Rouge for the first time over the weekend.
"It was my first time at LSU and I had a real good time there. I met the coaches and the players and I could really see myself fitting in there. I feel like I fit in the system they run well, I like how I got along with everyone, and they have great history on the defensive line."
LSU's biggest competition could come in Alabama. Nkemdiche has taken multiple visits to Tuscaloosa over the past 18 months and the Crimson Tide are and have been high on his list.
Ole Miss has his brother Denzel Nkemdiche on their roster and that gives them something that no other school can offer.
In-state schools Georgia and Georgia Tech have offered him as well and he took a trip to Athens in February.
At the end of the day, Nkemdiche can pretty much commit to any school in the country that he'd like to. He is that good.
We may all find out in a little less than two months if all goes the way he wants it to at this time.
Stay tuned to Scout/FoxSportsNext for the latest.
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