Nkemdiche to visit Florida this weekend

Florida’s 2013 commitments have been recruiting other players since the day they committed to the Gators.

During the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 4, Florida’s commitments spent their time off the field talking to other All-Americans about Florida.

The UF commitments did convince one prospect to visit Florida and that is Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.

“He is planning on visiting Florida this weekend,” Grayson coach Mickey Conn said. “He has made friends with Keanu Neal, Vernon Hargreaves and Kelvin Taylor and those guys are supposed to be down there this weekend, too.”

Most experts believe Ole Miss is the leader for the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Nkemdiche, because his brother Denzel Nkemdiche plays for the Rebels.

But Conn doesn’t believe that this official visit to Florida is just a fun visit.

“I know he wants to hang out with those guys,” Conn said. “But I don’t think he would drive six hours to Gainesville for just a fun or relaxing visit.”

Conn said that Nkemdiche will be accompanied on his trip to Florida by his father, Sunday Nkemdiche.

This is the first of likely two official visits Nkemdiche will take before announcing his decision Feb. 6 on National Signing Day.

“I know he plans on visiting Ole Miss next weekend,” Conn said. “After that, I don’t think he has any more visits planned. I’m not sure about LSU at this time.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.