The Alvin Kamara visit is in the books, and though the Norcross Blue Devils star has yet to make any truly determining statements as to how much ground the Bulldogs made up during his time in Athens, the proof may already be in the pudding as far as where he’s currently leaning.
First, there was this tweet from Keith Niebuhr late yesterday:
— Keith Niebuhr (@Niebuhr247) January 28, 2013
For those of you who don’t quite get how that offer could be viewed as significant, let me make it as plain as day: Georgia wants two running backs in this class; they currently have A.J. Turman and were holding a spot for Alvin Kamara. Kamara visited Athens over the weekend and it was clear from the start that this would be the visit he felt would seal the deal on where he would commit on National Signing Day; he even told some folks that he felt confident he could name a leader after the visit was over. If the Dawgs felt good about Kamara, why offer Ford?
“I always got good vibes from Alabama and Tuscaloosa,” Kamara said. “Everything kind of flows and has a good bit of feng shui about it. Same here, not as comfortable, but like I said, this was my first time I was really here for an extended amount of time, so I just have to go off that.” [emphasis added]
The 5-foot-10, 192-pound senior said that after this weekend there would “probably be no more visits,” and that once he names a leader, that school is with whom he will likely sign.
“It is going to be one of those signing-day deals,” Kamara said. “I will call one coach wherever I am going and call the other coach and tell him thank you. I do not dread it because at the end of the day, somebody is going to get their feelings hurt. I wish I could clone myself and go to 18 different schools. If I could, I would do it in a second. I am not going to be a jerk about it; I will just be respectful, thank them for their time in this recruiting process and letting me be able to grow and make decisions.” (Kipp Adams, dawgnation)
Perhaps it’s possible to read too much into a quote and get ones self in a tizzy over semantics, but when an individual uses the word ‘comfortable’ in respect to any place, that typically will lead you to believe that he is most likely to end up there; Kamara has spent more time in Tuscaloosa than Athens and feels comfortable with the staff, the location, and the vibe.
That said, if Kamara feels that so homely in Tuscaloosa, why would he make the decision to go to Athens?
Now, am I saying it’s impossible to imagine Kamara signing with the Dawgs? No, I’m just using my powers of deductive reasoning, given the evidence to this point, to say I would be surprised to see Kamara end up anywhere but Alabama…but, I’ll be happy to eat crow if I turn out to be wrong.