Battling the List

Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic wide receiver Jamil Kamara trimmed his list to nine in late April. But the four-star receiver has new schools entering the mix, making his next cut down a challenge.

On his first step to getting a top five by the end of summer so he could take his five official visits, Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic wide receiver Jamil Kamara cut his list of over 25 scholarship offers down to a final nine by the end of April.

In no particular order, Kamara said LSU, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Miami and West Virginia were his top schools.

"It's been going really well," Kamara told Badger Nation. "The spring process has gone pretty smooth with a lot of schools coming in and out."

Looking now to make a top seven by the end of his school year, the 6-2, 205-pound Kamara says the schools in his top nine that didn't show much interest in him during the spring were the ones that would be trimmed off his list.

Problem is that a lot of schools outside Kamara's top nine are still talking to him, and he has added some late additions to his list that are showing more interest.

"I know that Michigan State, Vanderbilt and North Carolina State will make the cut," said Kamara. "Wisconsin is one of the top schools. Tennessee, Florida, LSU and South Carolina are also all interested."

Wisconsin is one of Kamara's top schools because of the recruiting job being done by wide receiver coach Chris Beatty. A Virginia native, Beatty has told the four-star receiver – ranked No.15 in the country by Fox Sports Next – that he could start right away as a freshman and add an instant playmaker to UW's depleted receiving group.

"My relationship with him has been building pretty well," said Kamara. "He came down to see me and we had a good a talk. I really like Wisconsin. I want to go down and see everything and get a little bit clearer picture."

Kamara says he plans summer visits to Vanderbilt, Virginia, Miami and possibly visits to Michigan State and the West Coast. He also is unsure of when he is going to Wisconsin, but says he plans to visit before his decision.

In addition to looking into the living situation, the academics and see how the team works and practices, Kamara simply wants to find the school that really appreciates him.

"It's whatever schools need me the most," said Kamara. "I feel a lot of these schools need me, but now it's a matter of who wants me. I want to play early or get on the field as a freshman. Whatever school I visit that feels like the right school for me where I can be playing and living."


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