Georgia Recruiting: Alvin Kamara, “Alabama and Georgia are the front-runners…”

Alvin Kamara will decide between Alabama and Georgia. Photo: Jason Getz/AJC

Georgia really wants Alvin Kamara; I apologize if that’s not news, but I felt it was necessary to state it again just in case you weren’t sure. Kamara has been highly coveted by the Georgia Bulldogs all season and their desire to lock him into the 2013 class hasn’t diminished in the slightest.

The only problem is they aren’t the only school that has Kamara high on their board—and they also aren’t the only school Kamara sees as a potential destination for him come next season. 

“Alabama and Georgia are the front-runners, but I am still looking at Oregon — and Tennessee too, with Butch Jones being there now,” Kamara said. 

…“Kirby Smart and I are really close,” Kamara said. “He was the first coach to ever talk to me. He snuck me his card after practice and I could not believe it. For a coach of his stature to be the first coach to talk to me is great. We have been in contact ever since, and we have a great relationship.” 

Georgia might counter that with their running backs coach being Kamara’s recruiter of record. 

“Coach [Bryan] McClendon and I have a great relationship too,” Kamara said. “With him being my position coach, I could see myself playing for him. We are on a friend level and we do not even talk about football most of the time.” (Kipp Adams, Dawgnation)

The race between Georgia and Alabama continues to be extremely tight and it’s anyone’s guess where Kamara is leaning (although with Alabama having been the first to offer and when you consider the closeness with Smart, you’d have to give the Tide the edge here). However, it’s worth noting that he continues to get the sales pitch to remain in-state from the Georgia contingency via his relationship with current commits Brice Ramsey and Shaq Wiggins (both of whom are in Florida for the Under-Armour  game this week).

That said, Alabama is in line for Kamara’s final official visit and that could mean the difference between him landing in Athens or Tuscaloosa come 2013.

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