For the fifth time since the end of the 2014 season, a Virginia Cavalier has decided to continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere.
In a missive posted to his Twitter account Friday, Jamil Kamara announced that he has decided to transfer out of Mike London‘s football program. According to the wide receiver, he received a release from his UVa. scholarship the same day he announced his impending departure.
What if any restrictions were placed on potential transfer destinations weren’t revealed.
If Kamara transfers to another FBS program, he’d be forced to sit out the 2015 season. He’d then have three years of eligibility remaining. A transfer to an FCS program would mean immediate eligibility to go along with three seasons of eligibility as well as a redshirt year.
Based on his recruiting pedigree, though, Kamara might garner some interest from the highest levels of the FBS.
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.
In addition to Kamara, quarterback Greyson Lambert (will visit Georgia and Florida), quarterback David Watford (FCS-bound), quarterback Corwin “Turtle” Cutler and wide receiver Dominique Terrell all announced plans to transfer. Cutler, who announced a departure earlier this month, eventually decided to remain at UVa.
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