The University of Wisconsin finished runner up for Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic receiver Jamil Kamara the first time through the recruiting process. They appear to have missed him again.
A week after taking an official visit to Madison, and telling BadgerNation that he intended to commit to Wisconsin if his transcripts got the thumbs up from UW admissions, Kamara informed BadgerNation that he likely won’t be able to play for the Badgers because his transcripts don't meet the school's criteria.“Not looking so good,” he texted.
The 6-2, 210-pound receiver latched on to Wisconsin quickly after announcing his transfer from Virginia in late May because he took an official visit to Madison in October 2013 and was comfortable with head coach Paul Chryst.
Chryst and a number of members of his current Wisconsin staff recruited Kamara when they were coaching at Pittsburgh. Kamara even took an official visit to Pitt a little more than a month before he decided on the Cavaliers out of high school.
“I think a day after my uncle started emailing schools (Wisconsin) reached out,” said Kamara, previously. “(Chryst) was telling me how it was a great fit. I had a great relationship with the coaches at Pitt that came to Wisconsin through the recruiting process. It was a crazy thing that all happened but it is a real, real good option. The relationship with the coaches I have doesn’t make them strangers.”
Everything on Kamara’s official visit was a positive, including the conversations from the coaching staff telling him they would love to have him and think he can be a big part of Wisconsin’s offense in 2016.
But after saying he had roughly a 2.55 grade point average in his first year at Virginia, Kamara likely won’t get the chance. When asked what UW told him, he simply responded, “admissions is tough.”