- Jamie Newberg, RecruitingNation
Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) is one hot prospect. This junior running back prospect came into the month of January with one scholarship offer from Syracuse. Just in the past few days he has been offered by Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson and Vanderbilt.
“It’s been a good week,” Kamara said.
Yesterday, Kamara spent the day in Tuscaloosa. It’s not the first time he’s visited the Crimson Tide.
“Alabama was good. I really liked it,”Kamara said. “I have been there before but not like that. I really like the campus and I like what they have academic wise. Of course the facilities are awesome. It has the total package. I sat down with coach (Nick) Saban and he offered. That memory will always be pretty cool. I mean they just won the national championship and I am sitting in coach Saban’s office. That kind of means something. It would be great opportunity. Trent [Richardson] is gone and I think Eddie [Lacy]will be a junior. I feel like I could come in and fight for a job.”
One of Kamara’s teammates is senior Jason Croom. This 2012 wide receiver prospect will sign with Tennessee on Wednesday. Yesterday he called Kamara with some good news.
“Actually, it was kind of cool,” Kamara said. “I was in the shower and Jason called me. He asked me how does it feel to be a Vol? I was told to call coach [Terry] Joseph because they were offering me. That was a little different than most. It’s a place that I want to get up there and see.”
Clemson was another team that offered Kamara yesterday. The Tiger's offensive coordinator came by his high school.
“Coach [Chad] Morris came by and watched me,” Kamara said. “We sat in my coach's office and he broke down their offense. He said I could be another Andre Ellington. That position alone rushed for 1,900 yards this past season.”
While in Tuscaloosa today, his high school coach, Keith Maloof, texted him that he had a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt. That’s one team Kamara needs to investigate further.
“I will add them to the list,” Kamara said. “I know one thing about them; they are recruiting well and working this state. I will look into them. I will not overlook anyone.”
Kamara is 5-foot-11 and 190-pounds. He’s an ESPNU watch list member.
Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) is one hot prospect. This junior running back prospect came into the month of January with one scholarship offer from Syracuse.