Two of a Kind

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- With much less fanfare than high school teammate and future Ole Miss teammate, consensus No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche, three-star cornerback David Kamara also faxed in his letter of intent to Ole Miss on Wednesday.

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"I chose Ole Miss to play with my best friend and Denzel, of course," Kamara said of playing with the Nkemdiches. "I just like the culture there."

The 5-foot-11, 183-pound cornerback from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., chose the Rebels over offers from Mississippi State, Clemson, Texas Tech, LSU and Kentucky.

Kamara committed to Clemson in June, one day before Nkemdiche committed to the Tigers, only for the duo to decommit and open their respective recruitments back up in November.

Over the last three weekends leading up to National Signing Day, Kamara visited Kentucky, Ole Miss and LSU, but the chance to continue playing with Robert and rejoin Denzel swayed his choice.

"Robert and Denzel being there, and coach (Hugh) Freeze, they recruited me real hard, even when I was committed to Clemson," Kamara said. "They had been going after me real hard, and I just felt like that was the place I needed to be.

Kamara joines Nkemdiche at Ole Miss
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"Kentucky was real close. LSU was close, too, but at the end of the day, I knew I wanted to go to Ole Miss."

After his official visit to Ole Miss the weekend of Jan. 25, the Rebels emerged as the leader for Kamara.

"Man, it was just a lot of fun," Kamara said the Sunday afternoon after his visit. "The players are so close and have fun with each other and together," he said.

"It's a fun campus, a fun town and the fans love their players. That kind of enthusiasm, fun and excitement excites me. It was just a very cool atmosphere."

Kamara said the Ole Miss coaches talked to him about being a versatile player that can play cornerback or huskie. He said he also looks to bring the winning tradition from Grayson, which included a Class 5A state title with a 15-0 record his junior season, to Ole Miss in the future.

"We're going to try to bring a winning atmosphere to Ole Miss like we did here," Kamara said. "We lost two games in two years here at Grayson High School, and we want to try to continue that at the next level."

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