Commits sell UGA to RB Alvin Kamara 

July, 14, 2012
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When running back Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) walked out to the middle of the field at Georgia’s Dawg Night camp, he was immediately surrounded by coaches and prospects. Georgia cornerback commit Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) greeted him like a long lost friend and coach Mark Richt spoke to him at length. After that he settled in to watch the festivities.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comOther UGA recruits at Friday's Dawg Night touted future Bulldogs offensive linemen in trying to lure Alvin Kamara, the No. 9 RB in the ESPN 150.
“The camp was good,” Kamara said. “I got to watch everybody compete out there and hang out with my boys -- Shaq and all those guys. It was fun to hang out there with Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach [Bryan] McClendon and all the other recruits.”

The other recruits pressured the ESPN 150 standout to go ahead and join the Bulldogs.

“They kept asking me, ‘When are you going to do it? When are you going to do it?’ Coach Richt -- he’s real laid back -- he said, ‘Don’t worry about that. Whenever you are ready.’ ”

The intense pressure from the Bulldogs’ commitments is nothing new for Kamara. With the decommitment of Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla./Yulee) and the dismissal of Isaiah Crowell, the running back position for 2013 is in the spotlight. So where do the Bulldogs stand with Kamara after the camp?

“My interest in Georgia has increased,” Kamara said.


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