Kamara's headed to T-Town

Alabama without question the best running back class in the country in 2013 and the last one to sign and fax his papers was Alvin Kamara. This Scout100 running back breaks down his decision here.

It came down to Alabama and Georgia for the top running back in the Peach State and he decided he wanted to leave the state.

"After my official visit to Alabama, I kind of knew that is where I wanted to be because of how comfortable I felt with my position coach (Burton Burns), my recruiting coach (Kirby Smart), and the head coach (Nick Saban). I felt that was the staff I could put full trust in to help me reach my goals," Kamara told Scout.

It was a two team battle for the past nine months and Kamara went back and forth. Before the season, he was very close to verbally committing to Georgia, but he decided to wait, and after taking his official visits, he knew where he wanted to be.

"It came down to the comfort level. The depth charts do not bother me, it is not the campus, and it is not one thing about one school that I am not feeling about the other, but I had to feel a vibe, and I felt that at Alabama. It just wasn't the same at Georgia for me. It was just the overall feeling I had at Alabama."

There was some chatter about family wanting Kamara to stay in Georgia, but in the end, he had full support of those close to him.

"Everybody is happy with my decision. I have talked to me mom about it, my sister about it, and everyone is happy. My sister flew out to the Alabama official with me and she loved it. My whole family loves Coach Saban and they are very happy with my decision."

The 5-foot-10, 191 pound Scout100 running back out of Norcross, Ga. saw his dreams flash before his eyes the past two years. He was recognized as one of the top prospects in the 2013 class and it couldn't have gone any better for him.

"It (Recruiting process) has been amazing. I got to go on this journey and I can't really say anything else other than it was amazing. From the middle of last season, I went from having one scholarship offer to over 40. It is one of those things you dream about when you are a little kid and you hope for it, so when it happened to me, it was just amazing."

Not he is going to train and prepare himself for the University of Alabama. The Crimson Tide has won three of the last four national titles, the Tide is stacked in the backfield with talent right now, but Kamara is going to really work hard to be the next great back to leave Tuscaloosa.

"Competition is what is all about," he said. "I wanted to go where there was talent around me so I made sure I got the best out of myself. I don't care about the guys in front of me, I just want to beat them out. Glenn Coffee, Mark Engram, Trent Richardson, and Eddie Lacy have all been great at Alabama, and I am the one who wants to be next in line. That is what I want to be. I want to be next."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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