Peach state runner has Tennessee tie

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With the 2012 signing class coming to an end, InsideTennessee wants to provide you with a look into the future as Derek Dooley and his coaching staff launch an evaluation of junior talent from across the country.

One junior that has already caught the eye of SEC east rival Georgia is Norcross (Ga.) product Alvin Kamara, who already has a tie to the Volunteers in 2012 wide receiver commitment Jason Croom.

"Tennessee has talked with me a little bit on and off, but not a ton yet," Kamara told InsideTennessee. "I know Jason (Croom) is going there soon and everything like that. Hopefully they will they will get strong with me coming up since I got that offer from Georgia."

Kamara, who ran a 4.36 laser-timed 40-yard-dash at his high school, says while he already has offers from Syracuse and Georgia, he is still wide open in his recruitment and looking for more offers.

"I am not leaning towards anyone right now," he said. "I am just looking for people to show me love and get some new offers. I am really interested in anyone that is interested in me."

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back plans to visit Alabama this weekend for their junior day and will visit Florida State for their junior showcase, but the SEC is certainly where his heart lies.

Norcross (Ga.) prospect Alvin Kamara sprints into the open field
"I would love to play in the SEC," Kamara said. "It is the best of the best in college football. Who wouldn't want to play in the SEC?"

Both Kamara and Croom were part of a tandem that led the Blue Devils to a 7-3 campaign in 2011.

"This season, overall, was pretty good," Kamara said. "Every year there is only going to be one team that goes home happy and that is the state champion, but I feel like we accomplished a lot as a team."

While Kamara had a monster year statistically, he is still in search of ways improve his skill set heading into his senior season.

"I feel like my performance as a player was all right, but I feel like I could have done better," he said. "I mean over 1300 yards and 17 touchdowns, that is a big deal, but I still feel that I can do better.

"My speed, power and balance are my main strengths right now. I think I can get better with my hips and making people miss. I tend to try to outrun people instead of breaking them down and putting a move on them."

As the heat turns up on the rising seniors recruitment, he is looking to forge relationships with coaching staffs to get a feel for each school.

"Right now what I am looking for in schools is a coaching staff that I connect with really," he said. "I just want to get to know the coaches, get familiar with who they are and their personalities to develop that relationship. I want to find out what they are about. I want a school that makes me feel at home.

"At the end of the day, I am going to go where I fit in and where I feel most comfortable. I don't think distance will be much of a factor as long as things feel right."

Stay tuned for more, as Kamara is sure to collect more offers following his junior day visits to various schools throughout the southeast.


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