While not immediately, Cincinnati’s receiving corps will see an infusion of talent courtesy of a Power Five program.
While the school has yet to announce his addition, Jamil Kamara took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to announce that he will be continuing his collegiate playing career with the Bearcats. The wide receiver’s announcement comes nearly two months after he went on social media to announce that he would be transferring from Virginia.
Kamara will be forced to sit out the 2015 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but will then have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
A four-star member of the Cavaliers’ 2014 recruiting class, Kamara was rated as the No. 17 receiver in the country; the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia; and the No. 123 prospect overall according to Rivals.com. Kamara was the highest-rated offensive signee in that year’s class for UVa., and only two defensive players — both five-stars — carried a higher ranking overall.
As a true freshman last season, Kamara played in five games. His lone catch of the season, good for six yards, came in the opener against Richmond. The 6-2, 210-pound receiver was listed as a No. 2 receiver on the post-spring depth chart.
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