LSU clearly made a strong impression on the nation’s No. 1 prospect during his official visit this weekend.
The question remains is it strong enough to convince Robert Nkemdiche to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday?
Nkemdiche (6-foot-5, 265 pounds), the highly lauded and highly sought defensive end from Logansville (Ga.) Grayson, tweeted several positive messages about his visit to Baton Rouge. He was accompanied by his father and his Grayson teammate, cornerback David Kamara.
Among Nkemdiche’s notes:
“I love coach (Frank) Wilson !!”, a reference to LSU’s recruiting coordinator.
“Me and my dog brick Haley I like this guy!”, a reference to LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley.
“@LSUBossLady shout out to miss Sharon love her !!!!”, referring to Sharon Lewis, LSU’s assistant athletic director for football recruiting and alumni relations.
And, perhaps most encouraging to Tigers fans, “LSU pushing man !!!! Getting hard now !” and “LSU pulling out da facts !!!”.
Nkemdiche has long been considered a strong lean to Ole Miss, where his brother Denzel plays linebacker.
Nkemdiche is scheduled to announce his college choice at 6:35 a.m. CST Wednesday, the first day of the national signing period, on ESPNU.
Elsewhere, there were reports that LSU defensive end commitment Frank Herron of Memphis (Tenn.) Central took an official visit over weekend to Texas. Herron is still considered a solid LSU commitment, however.
Meanwhile, LSU commitment Ethan Pocic, an offensive lineman from Lemont, Ill., has been named to the 2013 Parade All-America team as a first-team selection. Pocic is an early enrollee at LSU and will take part in spring practice.
Two other LSU early enrollees — wide receiver John Diarse of Neville and quarterback Hayden Rettig of Los Angeles Cathedral — made Parade’s honorable mention list.