Florida made news last week by offering Army All-American receiver Jamil Kamara (6-1, 202, Virginia Beach, VA Bishop Sullivan), who just recently committed to Virginia. Kamara, however, is giving Florida a hard look and with the recent news that Ermon Lane decommitted from the Gators it opened Kamara’s eyes to Florida even more.
“I’ve doing some research on Florida a lot lately,” Kamara said. “I was with the quarterback Will Grier out at the Army game. I also heard that Ermon Lane decommitted from Florida so that opens my eyes to Florida more because there is an opportunity to play early there.”
Despite his recent commitment to Virginia, Kamara is still thinking about visiting Gainesville but will wait to talk to Joker Phillips this week.
“I’m not sure yet if I’m going to take an official to Florida yet or not,” Kamara said. “Coach (Joker) Phillips is supposed to come to by my school this week. After I talk to him I’ll decide whether or not to take an official or not.”
When Phillips offered Kamara last week he talked to the Virginia prep star about the new spread offense in Gainesville.
“The spread offense is something coach Phillips was talking to me about,” Kamara said. “It really intrigues me a lot because I’m used to playing in that offense and I think I can be successful in that style of offense.”
Kamara is a Virginia native but he does know a few things about Florida and a couple of things stand out to him.
“Florida is a SEC program so that sells itself,” Kamara said. “They are a celebrated program with a lot of tradition of putting players into the league there.”
As a senior Kamara finished with 69 catches for 1,409 yards and 23 touchdowns with his longest coming on a 50 yard reception.