Saturday, January 12, 2013
ESPN 150 RB sets final two visits
By Radi Nabulsi
The epic SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia is being replayed on the recruiting front yet again. The Tide and the Bulldogs have gone head to head over such top prospects at Malcolm Mitchell, Xzavier Dickson, Jordan Jenkins and Dillon Lee. Now the new battlefront is at Norcross (Ga.) High School.
Alabama and Georgia are the two finalists for the nation’s No. 32 prospect, running back Alvin Kamara.
Kamara could win poker tournaments with his complete lack of tells when it comes to discussing his top two choices. Usually this close to signing day, there is a conventional wisdom on where a coveted recruit may be leaning, but Kamara cannot be so easily assigned. He maintains that both schools are even and that his final decision will be heavily based on his official visits to each program.
“It'll be a clear winner once I take my visits,” Kamara said. “I didn't wait this long for no reason.”
Kamara waited until the final month but now he has set the dates for both schools. Each staff hoped to get the last word, and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart specifically requested Kamara’s last visit be to the Tide. It appears now that Georgia will get the last visit, though.
“Next weekend I will be at Alabama and the weekend after that I will be at Georgia,” Kamara said. “Georgia will be the last one.”
Kamara said there was not a reason for his decision but rather more of a gut feeling.
“I just felt like Georgia should get the last one,” Kamara said. “I have just been thinking about it, and it was just one of those feeling -- that I should give Georgia the last visit.”