Notes: Cavs Await Kamara’s Decision

Kamara To Announce

Fifteen players in the class of 2014 have verbally committed to the Virginia football program. Coach Mike London is hoping another comes on board this afternoon, when 4-star wide receiver Jamil Kamara announces his college choice. Kamara, a 6’2″, 205-pound senior out of Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach, VA), will make his announcement during the live broadcast of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be televised on NBC beginning at 1 pm EST.

As a senior in 2013, Kamara totaled 69 receptions for 1,399 and 23 touchdowns for a Bishop Sullivan squad that went undefeated and captured the VISAA Division II state championship. The U.S. Army All-American is rated a 4-star recruit by all four national recruiting outlets (Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and Scout).

Kamara took official visits to all three finalists, plus an official to Michigan State. I have said for a while and continue to believe UVa is the likely choice here, but a poor 2013 season by the Cavaliers enabled other schools – Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, in particular – to become serious contenders, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see any of these schools come out on top.

Boost For Wake In Lawrence Race?

A Wake Forest commit since June, Western Branch (Chesapeake, VA) senior cornerback DaiQuan Lawrence reopened his recruitment following Jim Grobe’s resignation. Wake has since introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach, and Clawson has decided to keep Derrick Jackson in the fold as an assistant.

Jackson, who served as defensive backs coach for the Deacs last season, was Lawrence’s primary recruiter and a big reason why the Chesapeake standout picked Wake in the first place. At last check Lawrence still plans to take official visits to East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Syracuse in January, but keeping Jackson is a big plus for the Demon Deacons. Virginia, which hosted the promising recruit on an official visit in December, remains in serious contention as well.

Farrar, Moss In Semper Fidelis

The 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl takes place on Sunday, January 5, and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 9 pm EST. Virginia fans will get to see two members of the Cavaliers’ class of 2014 in action. Chancellor (Fredericksburg, VA) offensive lineman Steven Moss will suit up for the East while Upland (CA) athlete Jeffery Farrar will play for the West.