It’s not very often fans of the Big Orange find themselves pulling for someone who used to wear the crimson and white of hated rival Alabama, but Alvin Kamara finds himself in a unique situation, one Vol fans are glad worked in their favor.
This morning, 4-star JUCO running back and former Alabama player Alvin Kamara pledged his commitment to the Vols.
Kamara committed to the Crimson Tide as a senior in high school but saw no playing time behind the loaded depth chart Alabama had at running back in 2013. Kamara decided to transfer to Hutchinson Community College, a Kansas junior college (and where former Vol Cordarrelle Patterson played), and reopen his commitment.
Coming out of high school, Kamara was heavily recruited by several top programs, and the Norcross, Georgia native was expected to head to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. Instead, he spurned his home state team and joined Alabama. A year later, Georgia was once again in the mix for Kamara’s commitment.
The Bulldogs will be left high and dry once again, however. Kamara joins the Vols 2015 class, giving them their 14th known commitment in the class.
As a senior in high school, Kamara rushed for 2264 yards and scored 26 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 22 passes for 286 yards and 5 scores (per Max Preps).
The 5-11, 200 lbs running back is the second running back to commit to the Vols in 2015, joining 3-star Rocky Reid in the class.
Kamara’s commitment is the 3rd commitment for the Vols in the last two weeks, and what started out as a slow summer for the Vols is turning into another exciting, news-filled summer.