Robert Nkemdiche is down to three schools

Robert Nkemdiche

The nation’s number one recruit, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, has apparently narrowed his commitment list down to three schools after visiting Florida this past weekend.

Nkemdiche told ESPN’s Recruiting Nation that Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss were all in the running.

“No school has been kicked down or anything, but I just have to see the other schools and compare them,” Nkemdiche told the website. “Florida, Ole Miss and LSU are battling for that top spot.”

Before his visit to Florida, the two front-runners were listed as LSU and Ole Miss.

Florida is on pace to have the number 1 recruiting class for 2013 and securing Nkemdiche would almost guarantee that would happen.

“I met a lot of them during practice for the Under Armour All-American Game, and they all told me good players like to play with other good players, which is true,” Nkemdiche said. “They were just letting me know we could do great things together at Florida and continue that tradition in Gainesville. I think I could make a big impact at Florida and really help this incoming class a lot.”

Nkemdiche is still scheduled to take a visit to Ole Miss this weekend and has yet to visit LSU. Nkemdiche’s brother attends Ole Miss and LSU just lost two defensive ends to the NFL.