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Nkemdiche has top 5, will visit Tide

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MORE NIEBUHR: 2014 RB has Alabama in front
How many offers has Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson (Ga.) accumulated? According to the talented junior, he actually doesn't know.
"I lost count when I got over 30," Nkemdiche told Rivals.com on Sunday night.
The 6-feet-5, 270-pounder, who plays defensive end and running back for unbeaten Grayson, projects as either a defensive end or outside linebacker in college. Thus far, he has recorded 10.5 sacks through nine games, and added 10 touchdowns on offense. Additionally, he scored a defensive touchdown.
Nkemdiche's success has come even though he's the focus of every opposing offense.
"It's difficult but our coaches put in schemes so I can make plays," Nkemdiche said. "I feel like I'm doing really good since I'm always getting double and triple teamed."
Who stands out for Nkemdiche?
"I have a top five," he said. "It's Alabama, LSU, Florida, South Carolina and Oregon. Ole Miss [where his brother plays] is up there, too. I just don't know a lot about them. When I go there for a visit, I'll make up my mind about them. [The top five] stand out because they always win a lot. I like the way the programs are run. I think I could go there and make plays."
Nkemdiche has yet to make any visits this fall, but that will change this weekend, when he travels to Tuscaloosa to watch Alabama play host to LSU.
"I'm real excited to see the No.1 team and No. 2 team go at it," Nkemdiche said. "Both schools have been really good historically. I like the way the coaches are and the way the players are. I think I'd have a good chance of playing there early as a freshman."
Nkemdiche said he also visited Alabama last season, but not for a game.
"I was there for a closed practice for the bowl game," he said. "I had a really good time."
According to Nkemdiche, he has no plans to make any other visits this fall. He added that he doesn't know when a decision might come.
"I'm not really sure yet," Nkemdiche said. "Right now, I'm focused on the season."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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