Robert Nkemdiche, the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, kicked off National Signing Day by announcing his decision to attend Ole Miss.
"The recruiting process has been long, but I've enjoyed it," Nkemdiche said before he made his announcement at the podium Wednesday morning at his high school in Loganville, Ga. "After much discussion and prayer, I have decided to attend the University of Ole Miss."
The star defensive end prospect told ESPN after the announcement that joining his brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, was "a pretty big factor" and he already has set a goal of being named a freshman All-American.
But Nkemdiche's commitment is just one piece of what is quickly becoming a historic recruiting class for Ole Miss.
The Rebels already ranked just outside of the Top 10 before National Signing Day, and even without Nkemdiche this would be one of the better recruiting classes in school history. But with the consensus No. 1 overall prospect, the Rebels could record THE best class since such information was being collected.