08:18 AM ET 07.09 | Robert Nkemdiche has taken Clemson out of the tough spot he seemed to put them in last week when he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he might give Mississippi a closer look if Clemson did not offer high school teammate Ryan Carter a scholarship. But in a telephone interview Sunday, Nkemdiche said Carter's recruitment would not affect his commitment to the Tigers. "Of course I would want to play with him," Nkemdiche said of Carter. "But if it doesn't work out, I'll still go to Clemson." Nkemdiche said he never demanded that Clemson's coaches pursue Carter. ... "I didn't give Coach Swinney an ultimatum about anything," Nkemdiche said. "I hope he doesn't feel obligated to offer anybody a scholarship because of my commitment."