Keep an eye on Kamara

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Usually all it takes for most prospects is one offer from a big-time BCS school before the offers start piling on. That was exactly the case for peach state tailback Alvin Kamara.

Kamara, a 5-foot-10, 191-pound junior prospect, has added seven offers to his list in the last month including Tennessee, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Auburn, Mississippi State and most recently Florida.

"It has definitely been a lot of fun," Kamara told InsideTennessee. "It has been a great experience just talking to all the coaches and everything like that. With all of them coming back to back and stuff it has been crazy."

The Norcross (Ga.) High School product, who also has offers from Alabama, Georgia and Syracuse, ran for over 1,300 yards and scored 17 touchdowns as a junior.

One advantage that Tennessee holds over the rest is new signee Jason Croom, who was a teammate and a close friend during his time at Norcross.

"He has just told me to keep a level head and stay humble," Kamara said of Croom. "He has helped me a whole lot already. He always throws in that he wants me to come to Tennessee. He is always doing a little recruiting for Tennessee.

"It definitely helps Tennessee out having Jason there. I will be making some trips over to see him in Knoxville for sure. I want to get over there soon."

Tennessee may have an advantage, but Kamara, who ran a 4.36 40-yard-dash at his high school, claims that no one leads for his services at the moment.

"No one has the edge right now," he said Monday. "I am keeping an open mind. No one is ahead of the other right now. I am just trying to enjoy the process and listen to anyone that calls."'s Chad Simmons along with the InsideTennessee staff already caught a glimpse of Kamara during his junior season. Simmons said the following of the Georgia speedster:

"Kamara may not be the biggest back, but he is big enough, and he has plenty to offer once he gets the ball. He plays fast and as soon as he gets the ball, he is moving.

"He is more of a straight-ahead runner with speed and he is not scared to lower his shoulder to run through would-be tacklers. He has not shown a lot of wiggle in the open field, but he has shown speed. He accelerates quickly through the hole and runs with balance."

Kamara claims a 2.6 core GPA and is scheduled to take the SAT on March 5. Stay tuned for more recruiting updates from InsideTennessee.

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