By now, everyone knows Norcross Blue Devils’ running back Alvin Kamara is a top priority for Georgia. He and Brendan Langley were two players they set their sights on early and while it was a long road to secure Langley, they have an even more challenging one ahead in locking down a guy like Kamara.
The dynamic in-state talent is coveted by more than a few Division-I programs at the moment after tearing it up in the high school ranks during the regular season and making some major moves in the playoffs to almost single-handedly carry the Blue Devils into championship contention.
That said, Georgia was the first to offer the talented back and with the constant sell job he’s received from Tray Matthews and Shaq Wiggins this past season, it seems only right that a guy from the offensive side of the football—the one whose team he defeated just a couple weeks ago—join the party with a little more umph as well.
“I am trying to get Alvin Kamara to come to school with me too,” Ramsey said. “I saw him tear us up and he tore Colquitt County up … We get one more like him and we will be all right.”
With Kamara only a few feet away from him, Ramsey grinned ear to ear when asked if he thought Georgia could sign the 5-10, 192-pound running back.
“I think we have a real good chance of bringing him to Georgia,” Ramsey said. “He is a good player that we could plug in with Tramel Terry and J.J. Green. They could all move around and we would be even more versatile on offense.”
While ESPN 150 defensive backs Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and Shaq Wiggins(Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) have gained attention as the vocal recruiters for the Bulldogs’ 2013 recruiting class, Ramsey has taken an active leadership role of his own. He hopes it pays off with a few more additions to a class that is already the second largest in the country.
“We have 30 commitments with four to six more spots left,” Ramsey said. “I am just trying to help lock down these top players that I want to play with in the future. If we can add guys like Alvin, Montravius Adams, Reuben Foster and Laremy Tunsil, we will be set. We will have a stacked dream team if we can get those kids out of high school.”
The heavy sales pitch of Ramsey, Matthews, and Wiggins aside, Kamara has made it clear to all that his only focus is winning a state championship with his teammates—currently his Norcross Blue Devils are one win away from achieving that goal. Recruiting will continue to take a backseat for at least one more game.
That said, this continues to shape up as a battle between Alabama and Georgia, with Oregon and Tennessee always making a play as well.