Nkemdiche felt the love at Bama

Robert Nkemdiche has been a hot name for the past 12 months and he felt the love at Alabama.

"Everyone was showing me love at Alabama Saturday and it was a crazy. The fans were showing me love, the coaches were showing me love, and it was a fun experience," said Robert Nkemdiche.

It was the five-star's first true recruiting visit this fall and it couldn't have gone better in Tuscaloosa.

"The game was great and Alabama really should have won, but I loved the atmosphere. Football is so big at Alabama and they have it all. They are a strong team, they have great coaches, and the fans love their team. It was everything I wanted it to be."

Even though the game did not go the way the coaches at UA wanted it to, they made sure the 6-foot-4, 265 pound junior out of Loganville (GA) Grayson knew he was important to them.

"I talked a lot to Kirby [Smart], Sal [Sunseri], and Nick Saban after the game and it was great. I received a lot of attention from them and it is cool talking to them.

"All of them are different, all of them are cool, and I am comfortable with each one of them. All of them said the same thing to me, they all said they could use me there, and that they need me there.

"The coaches are awesome and they made me feel wanted. The coaches at Alabama take pride in their football, so feel like they want me means something."

It was the fourth time Nkemdiche has visited Tuscaloosa and it seems to get better each time. The Tide were high on his list entering this visit and they remain up there.

"Alabama is close to the top for sure," Nkemdiche said. "It is Alabama, LSU, and Florida still right now. Oregon is up there too, I want to get out there and check them out."

This may not be the last time Nkemdiche sees the Crimson Tide play live in 2011, he is thinking about traveling to Auburn to see them in the Iron Bowl later this month.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was promoted to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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