Norcross running back, and probably the biggest recruiting prize left in the state of Georgia, Alvin Kamara announced that he will be signing with the Albama Crimson Tide.
Kamara, the number one running back and recruit in Georgia signed with the Unviersity of Alabama and will look to follow in the tradition of big-name first round draft picks the school has produced in recent years including Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram.
After earlier landing four-star defensive end Davin Bellamy, the Georgia Bulldogs weren’t able to pull off a coup de gras and snag the Norcross running back.
Kamara rushed for 2,264 yards and led Norcross to a 15-0 finish, a Class AAAAAA state championship and a No. 3 finish in the Xcellent 25 Rankings.
The 5’11”, 195-pound running back had previously announced that his list of schools was down to the defending national champion Crimson Tide and the hometown Bulldogs.
Kamara took all the time he had, waiting until the last minute to pick Alabama.
“He’s still [deciding],” Maloof told MaxPreps last week. “I think he’s going to sit down this weekend and figure it out.”
The deluge of recruiting attention came as a result of Kamara’s fine play as a senior. He had multiple offers before the start of the season, but he really exploded onto the national scene this fall.
“Kamara snuck up on people a little because he didn’t have eye-popping numbers as a junior,” said Todd Holcomb of the Georgia High School Football Daily. “But Norcross’ run to the state title allowed people to see that Kamara is an elite back too. He was the best player on Georgia’s best team.”
MaxPreps reported that Kamara took an official visit to Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, while last weekend he made the 52-mile drive to Athens for an official visit with Georgia. According to his Twitter account, Kamara toured the stadium, hung out with fellow blue-chip recruits Reuben Foster and Montravius Adams, and played card games with members of Georgia’s coaching staff.
Kamara said that Georgia coaches said he could have a Knowshon Moreno-type role in the team’s offense.
“(Coach Mark Richt) said I could bring back that element that Knowshon Moreno provided for them – an every-down back, pass catcher, Wildcat guy, a big threat to defenses,” Kamara told the AJC.