Just in case you were wondering if future SEC running back Alvin Kamara is sweating his collegiate decision, don’t worry, he’s not.
With Georgia and Alabama still in play, Kamara is going to have to tell at least one staff he will not be attending their school.
“I don’t think it is going to be hard for me,” he said. “The feelings part at the end of the day, somebody is going to be hurt. There is going to be more than one coach hurt, because a lot of them have recruited me. I am just going to say I am going here or I am going there. At the end of the day it is going to be about me.” (Rusty Mansell, Dawgs247)
Kamara has reportedly narrowed his suitors down to two—Alabama and Georgia. This, of course, should come as no surprise as these are the two schools it’s been about all season; despite mentions of Oregon and Tennessee, Kamara is known to have the closest relationship with the staffs at Alabama (particularly Kirby Smart) and Georgia (with running backs coach Bryan McClendon), and while his off the field friendships with current enrollees Tray Matthews and Brice Ramsey have come up on more than one occasion, Kamara has said from the beginning that the decision is his to make and he won’t be swayed by emotions.
You have to respect a kid who isn’t playing games and attempting to mislead you about his allegiances; there’s something very honorable and under-appreciated in taking said approach to recruiting—especially when you’re in a position to take advantage of all the attention coming your way.
Bulldog fans would surely love to see Kamara’s talents running wild in Sanford Stadium next season, but this one will be a tight race to the end and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him at either school. Georgia will get one of his visits, Alabama the other; he won’t take any others.