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Former Alabama RB says Georgia (and Tennessee) a possibility

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Things never quite worked out for Alvin Kamara at Alabama. The former four-star recruit out of Georgia once made the decision to attend Alabama over his home-stare Georgia Bulldogs, but now it could be possible he looks to rebound his young collegiate career in Athens.

In an interview with 247 Sports‘ Georgia affiliate (behind a pay wall), Kamara says the Bulldogs are back on the radar as he looks to get back with a big time program in need of a running back. It could end up being a good spot for him if that is ultimately where he lands. Staying a bit closer to home can sometimes be jut the right medicine a player needs, and sometime a clean slate can go along way for a talented player.

Kamara noted in the interview that Georgia is his hometown school, and he discussed how some felt he was turning his back on the school when he initially declared for Alabama. Kamara was granted a release from his Alabama scholarship back in January after being suspended from the Sugar Bowl. It was the second suspension of his freshman season. Kamara also had to have an operation on his knee before the first game of the season.

As it was originally reported, part of the agreement to release Kamara from his Alabama scholarship forbid the running back from transferring to another SEC school. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Kamara has not only been in contact with Georgia, but Tennessee too. Kamara previously announced he would be spending the 2014 season at a junior college in Kansas with the hope of returning to a program at the FBS level in 2015. Clemson had been one school Kamara had shown interest in, and perhaps they still will be a strong contender if the interest is still there.

But if Georgia (and Tennessee for that matter) are now possibilities for Kamara, there could be a chance to get that do-over few players get a chance to take advantage of.

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7 Responses to “Former Alabama RB says Georgia (and Tennessee) a possibility”
  1. vols84 says: Mar 20, 2014 8:21 PM

    Butch Jones gets it

  2. tigersdawgs says: Mar 20, 2014 9:48 PM

    I think UGA has enough problems and really cant afford to bring more in.

  3. woebegong says: Mar 20, 2014 10:18 PM

    Even spending a year away and then coming back or hoping to come back to UGA wouldn’t help get him back on track as far as playing regularly, at least at RB. UGA has two 5 stars in this years class, that will be backing up two 5 stars that will be juniors this year, and Kamara doesn’t have the talent to compete against the two new ones, so unless he can play another position other than RB, he really wouldn’t gain anything by going to UGA in the future. I also do not think UGA needs to have any more problems than they already have with discipline, and so far, he has proven to be a problem in college. He made it quite clear that UGA wasn’t good enough for him before when he had a chance to sign, so I don’t think he is now good enough for UGA to waste a scholarship on.

  4. jonkybon says: Mar 21, 2014 10:26 AM

    Does UGA even have a RB that wasn’t rated 5 stars?

  5. wadaea says: Mar 21, 2014 11:17 AM

    Already suspended twice in his freshman year..perfect fit for no-rules richt…

  6. woebegong says: Mar 21, 2014 1:53 PM

    wadaea says: Mar 21, 2014 11:17 AM

    Already suspended twice in his freshman year..perfect fit for no-rules richt…

    Obviously you have no idea what you are talking about. The reason UGA has what seems to be a lot of discipline problems is because Coach Richt and the university have pretty strict rules and codes of conduct.
    Take a look at the police blotter on this page and you will see that UGA is far from having some of the serious crimes that a lot of other universities do. UGA does not sweep anything under the rug.

  7. dhardy8207 says: Mar 22, 2014 9:52 AM

    As a BAMA fan I wish Mr. Kamara well no matter where he lands…

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