Early in the season, Clemson Tiger commitment Robert Nkemdiche was rendered relatively ineffective on
defense when McEachern constantly ran away from him. Nkemdiche did the bulk of
his damage at running back (link).
Last week against a good Central Gwinnett team, Grayson relied almost
exclusively on its three man front to let Nkemdiche control nearly half of a
field. Central Gwinnett didn't dare run at him, because they didn't have
blockers who could handle him, and they could no longer run away from him with
linebackers running free and Arizona commitment Jack Banda manning the other
defensive end spot. A frustrated offensive line resorted to a chop block (in the
video) to try and slow down Nkemdiche.
The result? A 42-0 halftime lead in which Nkemdiche and Grayson were dominating
Nkemdiche is as close to the perfect 3-4 defensive end specimen that one could
draw up. He's athletic enough to drop into coverage as a linebacker in some
schemes. He has a lot of work to do with his technique and pad level, but that's
what coaching and development is for over the course of his career. From a
prospect standpoint, from a physical ability standpoint, Nkemdiche is No. 1 for
Here is a look at him in action from last week's game against Central
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Bonus HD Video - Wayne Gallman (link)
Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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