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Report: Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara considering transfer to Clemson

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Former Alabama running back Alvin Kamara might be considering a transfer to Clemson, according to a report on Monday from 247Sports.com.

Apparently, Kamara will be meeting with Tigers running backs coach Tony Elliot on Monday night. If the signs are correct, Clemson could be the team to beat for his services over Florida State and Oklahoma State.

The Tigers certainly need a back with Kamara’s talent after losing 1,000-yard rusher Roderick McDowell has graduated.

Kamara was released from his scholarship at Alabama a few days ago, the result of just too many elite running backs on the Crimson Tide depth chart. Kamara, a four-star recruit from Norcross, Ga., was lost in the shuffle and forced to redshirt while fellow freshmen Derrick Henry and Altee Tenpenny found their way on the field. That’s certainly no knock on Kamara’s ability, as last year’s Alabama running back class was one of the greatest recruiting hauls of all time.

The freshman has four years of eligibility remaining, but will have to sit out next season due to transfer rules, unless he winds up at a non-FBS school or gets an NCAA waiver allowing him to play immediately.

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8 Responses to “Report: Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara considering transfer to Clemson”
  1. topauthority says: Jan 20, 2014 10:11 PM

    So the kid won’t get to touch the playing field until his third year out of high school? Talk about the dangers of choosing the wrong school. Some of his fellow classmates will be playing their last year of college ball when he’s just getting started.

  2. afrancis55 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:40 PM

    Guess he fell for Lil Nicky’s lies and tricks

    He’s officially been PROCESSED

  3. woebegong says: Jan 20, 2014 11:54 PM

    He backed out of committing to UGA because he wanted to play for a winner (Alabama). in his own words. Guess that didn’t work out so well for him.
    Now he basically has lost two years of possible playing time, so I would say he should have listened to his mom and coach, and gone to UGA. I doubt though that he would have been a lot better off overall, since he had Gurley and Marshall in front of him, talent wise. He would have gotten some playing time though since both had injuries during the season. With two more five stars coming in at RB in 2014, he probably wouldn’t be a whole lot better off. Maybe UGA would have only brought in one 5 star for 2014, if he had been there though.

  4. patriottony says: Jan 21, 2014 6:07 AM

    CLEMSON is the Perfect spot for him,,,big enough site,,to hit national attention, small town to stay out of trouble,,and guess what,,,HE WILL PLAY the very first day..PERIOD. I would be pretty confident given his situation the NCAA will give him a waiver and allow him to play first year. Clemson is returning a 80% senior Offensive line,,,for him, and you have a “running QB taking over”,,,so a Solid RB will be a requirement, not an option. Clemson is going to flip to a Run/control team this year with Watkins/Boyd leaving….

  5. seanb20124 says: Jan 21, 2014 7:34 AM

    Prob wants a playing time guarantee

  6. jonkybon says: Jan 21, 2014 7:36 AM

    Actually, Clemson is returning 40% of it’s OL. Thomas and Shatley have used all 4 years of eligability and Gifford Timothy retired from football do to injuries.

    Clemson is also very deep at RB. Zac Brooks will be a Jr in the coming season. Dye and Gallman both redshirted in 13. They also have two studs committed to the 2014 class in Choice and Oglesby. Adding Kamara for the 2015 would be gravy.

    As for their WR’s: 2013 commit Priester has qualified and is enrolled. 2014 has three top 20 WRs (before commitments were announced). Kitt was #12 when he was committed to UGA, but dropped to the 30’s after he was a January enrolle at Clemson. Scott was #8 until he enrolled this January and is now #19. Sunday Thompson, who was #3 while committed elsewhere and is now listed at #15.

    Clemson also has two top 20 TEs committed to 2014 in Cannon Smith and Hershall Walker’s nephew Richard Milan. But they will have to beat out 2013 commit Jordan Leggett who had a heck of a freshman year.

    If there is one weakness to the Clemson offense over the next two years or so it will be the OLine.

  7. phillipalpha says: Jan 21, 2014 9:45 AM

    So even if you dont take the field, you’re forced to sit out a year when you transfer? – what kind of BS is this?

  8. rippedoffhead says: Jan 21, 2014 11:17 AM

    @phillipalpha

    Its NCAA BS… the finest BS you can get.

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