Norcross running back and longtime Georgia recruiting target Alvin Kamara has one visit in the books (Alabama) and another “crucial” one to go (Georgia).
For weeks, Kamara has made it clear that his decision will come down to where he feels he best fits; Georgia fans are hoping the homestate Bulldogs get the nod, but to hear Kamara tell it, after this weekends visit to Tuscaloosa, you’d think the Crimson Tide have all but sewn this one up and the Bulldogs will be playing catch-up come the weekend.
“The visit went well — Alabama pretty much just showed me why they are still in the running for my talents,” Kamara said. “I got all the questions that I had answered and I know if I chose to go there it would be a good choice.”
Those questions included how Kamara would be utilized if he were to sign with the Tide, which would give Alabama commitments from four ESPN 150 prospects hoping to get touches in the Crimson Tide’s backfield.
…“The next official visit is crucial because Georgia is also high on my list,” Kamara said. “So Georgia has to answer the questions I have and I have to be able to be comfortable in Athens and around the staff and players.” (Kipp Adams, Dawgnation)
Kamara had nothing but glowing things to say about his visit to Alabama over the weekend—the Tide held their championship parade in Tuscalossa and thousands of fans were on hand displaying their Crimson Tide pride in all its glory—and he took a few more members of his family with him (mother and sister). They all came away very impressed with the program and the atmosphere.
…“I just learned more about how close knit Tuscaloosa is as far as the players, the coaches, the fans, and all of that. It’s like one big family!
“The celebration really opened my eyes to that. Coach Smart had me stand up on the stage before it started and look into the crowd. There were so many fans that you couldn’t see where they ended. It just shows how much they care about their team.”
While Alabama’s current players were the subjects of the celebration, Kamara also felt some of the love from Crimson Tide fans.
“When it was over and we were walking back to the buses the fans were screaming out my name and clapping. I never expect anybody to recognize me, but Bama fans always do, so I think that’s pretty cool.” (Charles Power, BamaOnline)
Well, there won’t be any parades in Athens this weekend, but the Classic City often sells itself with and you won’t find too many Georgia fans that would be disappointed with the prospect of being the last school in the room to make their sales pitch. You can expect the staff to pull out all of the stops to sway Kamara in their direction.
Kamara’s visit begins on January 25; Reuben Foster, Davin Bellamy, and Montravius Adams will be on-campus as well.