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Former Alabama RB Kamara heading to Tennessee

Alvin Kamara

Former Alabama running back Alvin Kamara is staying in the SEC. On Saturday Kamara announced on Twitter he will be joining Tennessee, one of the schools that had been mentioned as a possible landing spot since Kamara made the decision to transfer out of Alabama.

This is a tremendous addition for Butch Jones and the Vols, because Kamara was a four-star recruit out of high school with plenty of potential. When initially reported it was though Kamara would be prohibited from transferring to any other SEC school but that restriction was quickly thrown out of the picture. That was great news for Tennessee, and the program pounced on the opportunity to add a talented running back to the picture.

Kamara previously stated he would be playing football at the junior college level in 2014 with the hope of returning to the FBS level in 2015. Kamara had also visited Clemson, which appeared to be a top candidate along with Georgia and Tennessee.

Kamara will head to Tennessee looking to get a fresh start and stay out of trouble. Kamara was suspended twice by Alabama in his short stay in Tuscaloosa. He missed a regular season game against LSU for a violation of team rules and behavior and he was suspended from the Sugar Bowl as well. Kamara was also buried in the depth of the running back position at Alabama.

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9 Responses to “Former Alabama RB Kamara heading to Tennessee”
  1. psly2124 says: Jun 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    Trouble maker, perfect spot for him. UT is notorious for criminal activity.

  2. bigthymie93 says: Jun 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    Good for him as long as he stays out of trouble

  3. vols84 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:04 PM

    Welcome to Rocky Top

  4. mudhead123 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:15 PM

    Holy Africa

  5. dcroz says: Jun 21, 2014 6:27 PM

    Good for him. He was unlikely to ever see any significant action at RB in Tuscaloosa behind TJ Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and with Saban usually getting at least one stud in the backfield each recruiting class, he probably would not have advanced beyond third-string status barring a few injuries or suspensions to the guys above him. He will get a chance to prove his mettle in Knoxville, a place that sorely needs players of his caliber.

  6. liverpoolred04 says: Jun 21, 2014 10:33 PM

    ” and with Saban usually at least paying for one stud in the backfield each recruiting class”

    Fixed it

  7. onlyoneleft says: Jun 21, 2014 10:48 PM

    This kid will not play.

  8. mplrolltide says: Jun 22, 2014 9:17 AM

    I hope he does well. A lot of Bama players defend Kamara and say he has received a bad wrap in the media. Many of the players that defend him are have excellent character and have never had ANY behavioral issues at all. I do know one thing, Kamara is lightning fast and illusive. He will give SEC defenses fits.

  9. warjag55 says: Jun 23, 2014 12:16 AM

    Kamara run over Bama! Its easy!

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