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#1 Player in America, Robert Nkemdiche Visiting Kentucky

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Breaking news from the New Orleans Times-Picuyne. According to sources, the #1 ranked player in America, Defensive End Robert Nkemdiche is scheduled to visit Kentucky. The newspaper says that Nkemdiche, who is also considering LSU, Florida and Ole Miss, will come to Kentucky for a visit with his teammate, David Kamara, a Cornerback that Kentucky covets.

Look it is a WAYYYYY long shot that UK could get Nkemdiche. He is an absolute beast. But just to get a visit would be pretty amazing.

Article written by Matt Jones

60 Comments for #1 Player in America, Robert Nkemdiche Visiting Kentucky



  1. Chris
    5:50 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    This blows my mind more than the Te’o story



  2. coreyt
    5:50 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    This is insane. Get em Stoops!!!



  3. Derrick wells
    5:51 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Holy Crap!!!



  4. JV
    5:52 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. I don’t have any expectations of getting him, but just the fact that we’re getting these players on campus shows we’re headed in the right direction.



  5. Holy Crap...
    5:52 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Get these two along with the dual threat QB and WR from Florida.

    This is becoming more entertaining that watching the UK Men B-Ball Team play.



  6. Flippercat
    5:53 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Since Bobby Petrino is the greatest coach of our generation, maybe it’s a decoy for a WKU visit.



  7. Not trying to be a downer...
    5:53 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly, guys, I don’t think that article is accurate. As a matter of fact, it is a typo. Nkemdiche will not be visiting with Kamara.



  8. SalsaKat
    5:55 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Nkemdiche is not playing at Kentucky. But if the article is accurate (which it may not be) then just having him on campus would send a message to other elite recruits in future classes that we are in fact serious about football.



  9. Chris
    5:56 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    It definitely is a LONG shot but is still exciting and awesome that Stoops has the ability to get the #1 player on campus, which is a huge step forward. Nkemdiche’s older brother plays for Ole Miss, so many assume he is already a lock down commitment for them. But hey, more crazy things have happened before!



  10. Gulp
    5:57 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt, I thought you couldn’t recruit at Kentucky. Like the fans said all along, if you get the right coaches you can recruit. When is he visiting Louisville? Oh yeah. Hope we can Jason Hatcher. That is if he wants to play with the big boys in the SEC.



  11. Agent J
    5:58 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Way to ruin everything Matt….this was suppose to be a covert operation…



  12. Big Blue 66
    6:00 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    thats what you have to do….give yourself a chance….why not….swing for the heavens and reach the stars



  13. communistbasketball
    6:00 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    What a joke. The article on the link says he will be visiting LSU with kamara not Kentucky



  14. jlove
    6:01 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    That has to be a typo.



  15. communistbasketball
    6:04 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    My bad it says later that he has scheduled visits with Kentucky and Florida. Thought this was a cruel joke but wow its not



  16. LOL
    6:06 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    LOL…..you guys need to read before you open your keyboard. It says Kentucky also gets a visit in the article.



  17. ChicagoCat
    6:06 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    The article does not, in fact, say that Kamara is visiting Kentucky with him. It says he and Kamara are visiting LSU together and makes passing reference to Nkemidiche’s other visits to Florida and Kentucky.

    This would be crazy and awesome, if true, but count me in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” camp.



  18. jonathan
    6:07 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    10,000 feet…hey, how about this? i mean, after all, “nothing” has changed with recruiting since joker, right? lexington was like a second home every year for the #1 recruits, right? haha, can’t wait to hear you talk your way out of this one. things have changed for the better and the longer the likes of you continue to downplay/dismiss it, the more you embarrass yourself with your patent prejudice.



  19. BCO
    6:07 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Someone should be waitin on him at the airport with a duffle bag full of cash…



  20. Coach Man
    6:08 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    So if he has visits scheduled for after NSD, could one assume he has no “clear cut favorite”, and he will not be signing an NLI? I’m with everyone else in believing it would be a stretch to get this kid, but just getting him on campus is a victory!!!



  21. Charlie Strong
    6:08 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    LOL.



  22. Tim
    6:08 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    It’s about time we start recruiting better players!!



  23. who ax'd ya?
    6:09 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Not to beat a dead horse – BUT – my gawd, Joker was a boob. No chance this kid even knows UK exists if Joker is still coach.

    Mitch, just think how much further along we’d be if you’d sh!t’canned Joker last year like ya should have.



  24. Idiot Fan
    6:10 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Are we really sure we want this guy?



  25. Chris
    6:11 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    You whiffed on this one Matt.



  26. G-unit
    6:12 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    while it is not a joke that he is visiting there is no interest between him and Kentucky. Kamara, his teammate has some interewt in Kentucky and has been thinking about visiting for a while now. He and Robert are good friends and Robert would just be along for the ride.



  27. Chris
    6:13 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    My bad Matt. I misread something. He may be coming here. Rowland is saying that he is.



  28. Blue Jesus
    6:17 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    It’s ironic, Stoops is exceeding expectations so much right off the bat that he may be shortening his grace period with the fans. He’s bringing in better players, including guys that should contribute right away, now if they don’t perform people will get upset.



  29. Gus Chiggins
    6:21 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Chris pick a side and stay there, your confusing everyone



  30. SoCal Will
    6:22 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins and Robert Nkemdiche. Any school ever do that the same year?



  31. eddie
    6:42 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    joker would never gone efter these guys i love stoops each day more go stooooppss and go cats



  32. SoFLCat
    6:56 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I have plenty of faith in Stoops, I dont think anyone expects an overnight miracle. I am just counting on one upset next year of one of the top teams that will just not be ready for the “new” UK football.



  33. Stone
    6:57 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink


  34. old man
    6:58 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Didn’t he decommit from Clemson because they wouldn’t offer his teammate a scholarship as well? Is this the same kid he was trying to get to school with him? I remember hearing a lot of noise out of GA about Robert and that he was trying to control the coaches at Clemson and who they offered. I’m wondering if they are looking at schools that they will both be offered by. I have done ZERO research on this, so I don’t know.

    My gut feeling is that he is along for the ride with a friend. If the Clemson stories of him being a drama queen are true, maybe he’s trying to rile up stuff. He’d be a great get though.



  35. BigBlueFan
    7:04 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Just think if we actually get this guy. I think Stoops should ask Cal to help him on this one



  36. Section 133
    7:10 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is probably an Ole Miss lock. His brother plays there. We’ll see.



  37. Dr. Funke
    7:16 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Where does the article say anything about UK? It says LSU, Florida, and Ole Miss. Would be incredible if true.



  38. BigBlueUK
    7:21 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    If this guy is coming to visit – hell, all these guys that Stoops is bringing into Lexington – need to feel the love from the BBN!!! It goes without saying how badly we need recruits like Nkemdiche and the immediate impact they can have on this program rather than being yet another horse in the stable at the usual barns. UK does have a lot to offer in a great school in a great community and a tremendous fan base that would show this kid more props than he can fathom. Go get ’em Stoops! I’ll be at the airport when they arrive to welcome them to Lexington!



  39. MadTex
    7:30 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey BigBlueUK – get the FedEx envelopes ready (remember the $100 handshake back in the Sutton days)….!!!! These recruits are looking for some money boys!!!!



  40. rnewton22
    7:33 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Jimmy Smith made a mistake. He meant Ole Miss, not Kentucky.



  41. MadTex
    7:35 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I think he may go to VMI – they have a football team and a great scholastic tradition!!!



  42. 44 Stitches
    7:41 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    He’s only coming because Kamara got a offer earlier this week from the new DB coach. Nkemdiche will be an Ole Miss Rebel because that’s where his mommy wants him to play. She lives in Africa and flew back to metro Atlanta after she found out he had gave Clemson a verbal commit. Nkemdiche and bunch of his team mates at point in time were all Clemson bound. His mom wants him to play with his brother who plays for Ole Miss. She got him to de commit from Clemson. Nkemdiche and Kamara have been best friends since 6th grade and always wanted to play together in college. I live in the Atlanta area and have watched him play the last the 4 yrs and he is a MONSTER. There is no way Nkemdiche will end up at UK.



  43. MadTex
    7:45 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    VMI!!!! VMI!!!!



  44. Big O
    7:51 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt Jone$. Love those recruiting moral victories.

    Stoops- 3 & Out



  45. MadTex
    7:52 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    V



  46. MadTex
    7:52 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    M



  47. false alarm
    7:53 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    it was suppost to say ole miss and not ky



  48. MadTex
    7:53 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I



  49. haha
    7:54 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    so cute seeing the cayuts fans get excited. look at me look at me! we are ranked higher in recruiting than UofL!



  50. Syrin
    7:59 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I just assumed this was a basketball player. We’re actually get a LOOK from the #1 football player ?!?!?!

    O_O



  51. dr. dru
    8:00 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Someone help me here….. I don’t see KY mentioned anywhere in the article…. am I missing something?



  52. Syrin
    8:00 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    #49 It must suck to have such an inferiority complex that you have to visit here just to troll. Know the last time I visited a U of L website? Never. Why would I? You’re irrelevant.



  53. Typo
    8:20 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    This was a typo. The writer tweeted he meant to say Ole Miss (were his brother plays) instead of UK. He isn’t visiting UK



  54. SevenT
    8:21 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    If this player wants to start in the SEC next season he comes to Kentucky. If he wants to ride the bench at Florida, LSU or Alabama for perhaps his entire career he goes to one of those places.

    Not that complicated, I love the Stoops spirit, recruit the best and see what happens



  55. Nope
    8:35 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    #54… You named the schools where he will be riding the bench, but you forgot to mention Ole Miss, supposedly according to sources his number one school, where he WILL play as a Freshman. Anyways, this whole article from New Orleans was a “typo” anyways. He meant Ole Miss and not Kentucky. Hope Stoops gets UK back on track this year.



  56. Wow
    9:13 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    #18 bet you feel like a total tool now over a typo. Lmao



  57. jonathan
    10:00 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    56, no, because it was reported by a reputable site and no one could have known otherwise. regardless, it is an indefensible position to assert that UK’s recruiting hasn’t improved with Stoops. you disagree?



  58. James'SpellCheck'Smith
    8:48 am January 17, 2013 Permalink

    @#%&* spell check, It seems everytime I put in Kentucky it corrects it to Kentucky, SEE!?!?! Sorry Ole Miss fans….dang WTH stupid spellcheck.



  59. yeahright
    8:51 am January 17, 2013 Permalink

    Yo Matt, take this article down! We look like schmucks enough as it is.



  60. CatomicBomb
    9:05 am January 17, 2013 Permalink

    What happened to Researching before posting? Hmm that seems to be something everyone else gets blasted for, isn’t it Ryan? Kick his a** Seabass! lol

    J/K at least we were happier for a little while, but yes I agree with #59, take it down and bury it.