A rising junior at Grayson High School, Nkemdiche is listed as a defensive tackle, but has been recruited by a majority of the schools as a defensive end. At 6-foot-4, 253 pounds, he is an impact player that would be an imposing force on the defensive line at any university in two years.
The list of schools who have offered Nkemdiche includes schools like Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia, so the sophomore is garnering a lot of attention from big-name schools in the region. But he said he is not making a favorites list this early in the process, and Georgia Tech will have just as good a chance as anyone to land him.
He has been speaking regularly with his recruiting coordinator at Tech, Andy McCollum, and he has heard good things about the program. For example, Nkemdiche's defense at Grayson High runs the same defense as the Yellow Jackets, so it would be beneficial to a quick transition into the college game.
And Nkemdiche said he has one main goal to achieve wherever he decides to play in college – playing time as a true freshman. While it is two years away, he feels confident that it will be possible at Georgia Tech, after speaking to the coaches.
For now, Nkemdiche plans to keep looking at schools in hopes he will find the perfect fit. He said he expects the process to come down to Signing Day 2013, but in the mean time, he'd like to have a productive junior year on the football field, complete with 25 sacks and All-American honors.