Virginia is one of the favorites for the 6-foot-2, 189-pound receiver, who holds 19 offers. The Cavaliers coaches have made Kamara a priority since they came to Charlottesville.
“They’ve been with me since I was a freshman,” Kamara said. “It feels like a good place for me. I trust the coaches, and a lot of my boys from the 757 [Virginia Beach area] are already going there.”
Kamara plays with the Virginia Beach-based 7-on-7 team the Thoroughbreds, as does Quin Blanding, a Watch List safety. Blanding is committed to Virginia and is working on putting together a top 25 class for the Cavaliers -- and he’s already in Kamara’s ear. So is Taquan Mizzell, who signed with Virginia in February as an ESPN 150 running back.
Kamara is definitely listening and intrigued by the idea of playing with his friends, but it won’t be the deciding factor in a commitment.
“It’ll matter but not too much,” he said. “I’m gonna go somewhere that’s right for me. It’s just a plus.”
North Carolina and NC State also are among the favorites for Kamara, and they are joined by LSU and West Virginia. The Tigers and Mountaineers have not offered, but he hopes to visit both soon, and both coaching staffs have told him they will be at his school during the spring evaluation period.
It is at that point when Kamara will trim his list.
“After the spring and the coaches come in,” Kamara said, “I’ll def make my top five or top three.”