Robert Nkemdiche joins list of players supporting Johnny Manziel

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

If anyone understands the type of microscope Johnny Football has been under in recent months, it may be Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. As the nation’s No. 1-rated recruit coming out of high school, scouts have been drooling over his 6-foot-5, 265-pound frame since he was a boy.

If there was ever a misstep, he made the news. If there was ever a tweet he wished he could actually delete without having anyone see it, he made the news.

Someone, somewhere in Starkville, MS (home of Ole Miss’ arch-rvial Mississippi State) is constantly looking out for ways to tarnish the image of Nkemdiche and his brother, sophomore linebacker Denzel.

So it seems only fitting that the Rebels star – who actually has never played a game before – would join the list of fellow student-athletes who have taken to the social media site in order to voice their support of the reigning Heisman winner.

[Real recognizes real: Georgia lineman Austin Long invites Manziel to Athens via Twitter]

Does this seem like a breach of SEC rivals or just some gentlemanly gamesmanship? Sound off in the comments section below!