Kamara's priorities are in order

Norcross is still playing deep in the playoffs and Alvin Kamara is a big part of the Blue Devils success. This elite running back has about two months to go before he signs, so get the latest here.

Norcross traveled to Camden County and surprised some by beating the Wildcats 34-20 Friday night.

Alvin Kamara scored a couple of touchdowns, ran for 158 yards, and threw a touchdown pass in this game, so he was a big part of the Blue Devil win.

He is happy the way the team is playing right now.

"It is an unbelievable feeling to be 13-0 right now. We have been preaching hard work since January and it reflected in this game. We threw the first punch, they threw a punch back, and we fought to the end, and we came out with the win," Kamara told Scout after the game.

It was clear from the time the Norcross team arrived on the bus who the leader was for them.

Kamara was the first one on the field, he talked to numerous teammates, he was very focused, and he has really taken a big step this season.

"I have evolved into a leader this year and Coach Maloff has made it clear to me that he wants me in that position. This was a big team win, but to make a few key plays to help the team win is what I am supposed to do. I have worked hard, our team has worked hard, and I want to do all I can to help us win every game. I want to be that guy the team can turn to."

He is not only known for being the leader and one of the stars for the Norcross football team, but he is known as one of the top uncommitted football prospects in the country.

Schools from all over the country are still in pursuit of this 5-foot-10, 191 pound back, but he is not thinking much about recruiting right now.

"It really is not that hard to put recruiting behind my team and the playoffs right now. I am so focused on my team and I love all my coaches and teammates, so I want this to be special for all of us.

"Everyone on this team may not be able to do all the things I will be blessed to do after this season, so I am working hard for everyone on this team. The team and the players all want it [State championship] like I do and I am focused on doing whatever it takes for us to win right now."

It was hard for him not to at least think about recruiting a little Friday night.

Right before Norcross headed into the locker room after pre-game, an Alabama assistant coach showed up on the field and he made sure Kamara saw him in his Crimson Tide hear.

"It means a lot to me for Coach [Burton] Burns to be at the game. I know he had a big game (SEC Championship) to prepare for too against Georgia, so it is pretty impressive to see him come that far to see me. I was a little surprised too, so it was nice," said the no. 15 running back in the country.

The Crimson Tide will see a lot of Kamara this weekend. Norcross hosts Colquitt County Friday night, but after that, Tuscaloosa will be where Kamara is for the remainder of the weekend.

"I will be at Alabama this weekend and then I will be visiting Georgia and Oregon in January. I am looking forward to the Alabama visit, but my team is still first right now."

Do not let the official visit to 'Bama fool you.

Kamara's focus will not shift this week. He will be thinking about the game Friday night against the Packers, not about spending time with Nick Saban.

"My plan is to win a state championship first, then focus on recruiting. I told my teammates that I am worried about them, not about recruiting. They know where my focus is."

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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