OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has played his last college football game. The Rebels star, who was recently charged with marijuana possession after a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel, will not play in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1. The school said he will enter the NFL draft as a junior. […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel. Police say the 21-year-old from Loganville, Ga., broke a hotel room window, walked about 15 feet, climbed over a wall and fell roughly 15 feet late Saturday night. A police […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say star Ole Miss football player Robert Nkemdiche was hospitalized after falling from a wall at an Atlanta hotel. Department spokeswoman Kim Jones says it appears that 21-year-old Nkemdiche broke a hotel room window, walked about 15 feet, climbed over a wall and fell roughly 15 feet late Saturday night. Jones […]
OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — When highly-regarded recruit Robert Nkemdiche joined his brother Denzel at Ole Miss , the two had plans of forming the core of the Rebels’ defense. Because of injuries, that hasn’t happened yet. But both are expected to be on the field Saturday, when Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) hosts Arkansas […]
Mississippi’s celebrated freshman class won’t be standing on the sidelines for long.
Second-year coach Hugh Freeze said the team’s most highly rated recruits – like defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, receiver Laquon Treadwell and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil – have played well during the first two weeks of preseason camp and will contribute immediately when the Rebels open the season against Vanderbilt on Aug. 29.
The trio of five-star prospects will be surrounded by other young faces. Freeze expects around 10 freshmen to make their debut against the Commodores.
Freeze said it’s “certainly a challenge” to make sure all the freshmen are ready to contribute. He said the coaching staff is trying to make sure it doesn’t ask the young players to do too much.