Va. Beach WR A Coveted Prospect

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Jamil Kamara lived up to the billing as a major college wide receiver prospect last season, his first at Bishop Sullivan in Virginia Beach (VA). The 6’2″, 195-pound junior hauled in 40 receptions for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning 2012 first-team VISAA Division II all-state honors for his performance. Kamara played for Princess Anne (Va. Beach) his freshman and sophomore seasons, earning just under 10 scholarship offers heading into his junior season.

Kamara has some experience on the defensive side of the ball, as he performed well in a stint at outside linebacker while at Princess Anne. A few schools have mentioned “athlete,” but most, including in-state ACC programs Virginia and Virginia Tech, are recruiting the standout junior for his talents on offense. Nineteen schools in total have offered Kamara, who off hand rattled off about half of the list.

“UVa, Virginia Tech, JMU, ODU, Clemson, UNC, Vanderbilt, Towson, N.C. State,” Kamara listed. Other offers include Boston College, Connecticut, Miami, Tennessee and Wisconsin, among others.

Kamara has not yet narrowed his list of schools, but he plans on doing so by the end of spring. He will make some college visits in the upcoming weeks and months, including a trip to Penn State this weekend. The Nittany Lions have yet to offer.

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>“Right now, I’m just waiting,” Kamara said. “I’m getting ready to take the SAT again. Coaches come by in May. When everyone comes in the spring, that’s when I’ll probably chop my list down to some top schools.”

A commitment “probably” will come “before my senior season,” Kamara said. “I should be good by then.”

The University of Virginia is thought to be one of the top contenders, and in fact Kamara named the Cavaliers as his favorite in an interview in August of 2012. He has taken a step back