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Robert Nkemdiche is no longer committed to Clemson, according to his head coach, Mickey Conn.

Late Wednesday night, reports surfaced that the nation's No. 1 recruit, Robert Nkemdiche, had decommitted from Clemson and possibly was on the verge of committing to Ole Miss.

Then a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that the Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) star denied the rumors, saying via text message, "Nothing final yet" and later, "Yes (still committed to Clemson). Just undecided."

Now, Grayson head coach Mickey Conn is confirming that his star defensive end is, in fact, no longer committed to Clemson.

"Yes, he has decommitted," Conn told MaxPreps in an email this morning.

While Ole Miss seems like a likely destination for Nkemdiche, there will be a number of suitors for the 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end, including Alabama, which was once thought to be the favorite to land him.

The media deluge surrounding Nkemdiche comes at a critical time for Grayson, which seeks to repeat as a state champion. It faces rival Brookwood in its regular season finale Friday night.

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