Kamara Getting Attention

NORCORSS – Norcross High School has always been known to churn out Division I football talent, and this year is no different.

Running back Alvin Kamara is already a month into his senior season and soaking in all the exposure that comes with high-end recruitment. Though he has made no formal plans for official visits yet, Kamara intends to begin his tour in Athens.

From there Kamara hopes to travel to Tuscaloosa to see the Tide, Tallahassee to talk with coach Jimbo Fisher, Stillwater to test a taste of Oklahoma State and Oregon to try the West Coast.

Touted as one of the the state's top running back prospects, Kamara has been quite vocal since summer about wanting to visit all five of his top finalists. His mind may waver after a few jaunts, but Bulldog fans should be excited about where it is at the moment.

"You could say [the SEC] has the upper hand right now," Kamara said. "Great [running] backs come out of that conference."

One thing that weighs heavily on Kamara's mind is playing time, which is more good news for Georgia. The Bulldogs have no running back commits in its 2013 class thus far opposed to Alabama's duo. Despite that though, he has no intentions of making a commitment at the moment.

"[Proximity to home] plays a factor a little bit but its all about where I feel comfortable," he said. "The best fit [for me] is where I'm going to go."

Kamara's teammate, defensive end Lorenzo Carter, is in the same boat. The junior transfer student from Whitfield Academy has flown somewhat under the radar for his football talents, perhaps due to his equally impressive basketball skills. Regardless, Carter has been moving up the charts since suiting up for the Blue Devils.

"When I practice against Lorenzo, I run away from him," said Kamara while laughing. "He came in this summer and did everything the coaches asked him to do, which blended him in great with the team. He's going to be a great player down the stretch for us when we get in to the playoffs. "

Said Norcross coach Keith Maloof: "Lorenzo has come in and been a perfect citizen. I think we've got the tools to get him the exposure he wants."

After all, Carter transferred to Norcross for just that reason.

"I was just trying to get on a bigger stage and show my skills for what I can do in college," Carter said. "[Norcross] definitely gives me more exposure and lets me show the D1 scouts that I have the skills."

Carter is currently fielding offers from Georgia Tech, Miami and Tennessee among others, but has yet to receive one from Georgia. That could change soon.

"[UGA] has been talking to me and I've been talking to them," Carter said. "Hopefully I can have a standout season this year and they can offer later. I'm definitely interested though, especially since it can help me stay at home."


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