Kamara talks Kentucky official visit

Three-star Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive back David Kamara says Kentucky "helped themselves" after what he described as a "really fun" official visit to Lexington this weekend.

Three-star Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive back David Kamara says Kentucky "helped themselves" after returning home from his official visit to Lexington this weekend.

"It was real fun," he said. "I had a real nice time with their coaches and players. I like how their coaching staff has come together trying to turn that program around. You can feel the excitement from them.

"I also like how coach (Mark) Stoops is a defensive-minded coach who is also one of the best defensive backs coaches in the business. Between him and coach (Derrick) Ansley, I think I could really develop as a player there."

Kamara (5-11, 185, 4.5) is coming off a senior season which saw him record 31 tackles, 12 pass break-ups, one interception and a pair of blocked field goals. He is rated one of the nation's top 100 corners by Scout.com, but says the UK staff sees him as much more versatile.

"They like how I could play so many different positions because I cover, tackle, blitz off the corner -- a little bit of everything," Kamara said.

Kentucky jumped into the mix with Kamara when Ansley was hired as the Wildcats' new cornerbacks coach. He was previously at Tennessee, where he was recruiting Kamara for the Volunteers.

"That's when things really heated up for Kentucky," he said. "And that helps, too, because I already had a good relationship with him."

Fellow Peach State native and defensive back Fred Tiller was Kamara's host on the UK visit.

"He's a good guy," Kamara said. "I liked their players. I felt like I fit in pretty nice with them. There's a good atmosphere up there with the players. I feel like Kentucky really helped themselves with this visit."

The UK visit was Kamara's first. He still has Ole Miss coming up next weekend and LSU on Feb. 2. The Rebels are considered by many to be a potential leader due to their position with Kamara's teammate and the nation's No. 1 overall prospect, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche. But Kamara remains open-minded.

"I still need to take these last two visits before I make up my mind," he said. "I'll be talking with my mom, and at the end of the day, it will come down to where we feel the most comfortable. It's hard to say right now because this was my first visit."

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