As Notre Dame turns much of its attention to the 2016 recruiting cycle, one player that has established himself on the Irish’s radar is three-star defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara of Richmond (Va.) Hermitage.
“I first heard from coach (Scott) Booker at the end of last summer,” Kamara said. “He told me a few facts about Notre Dame and that they were going to have their eye on me.”
After a successful junior campaign that saw Kamara pick up offers from Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest, the 6-foot-2, 286-pound inside lineman received a visit from Booker in December.
“He came out to my school just to check up on me, which is pretty cool,” Kamara said. “He couldn’t say too much to me because I’m still a junior, but he reiterated that Notre Dame really likes me right now. And, he said he’s coming back soon.”
Kamara said his knowledge of Notre Dame is “minimal,” but what he does know is enough to keep him interested in learning more.
“I know about Manti Te’o, and their quarterback this year was really nice,” Kamara said. “They have great academics and produce a lot of players. If I go there and football doesn’t work out, I can still get what I need to out of the school.”
Kamara has taken visits to Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Wake Forest will receive one in February when he travels to Winston Salem for junior day.
“I’m considering coaches, campus life, dorm living, and if the players have a bond and look out for one another and act like a team,” Kamara said. “I’ll go anywhere to play football though. School anywhere would be great. I don’t care where I’m at as long as I go to school and play football and get my education.”