Florida to visit Kamara next week

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.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.


  1. Oh no. Muschamp has plaque? Call the Dentist, call the Periodontist.

    Funny how people focus on the decommits and overlook the commitments. Didn’t the Gators just pick up their first five star of this season? Who did they snatch him from? Rhetorical questions.

  2. Wilbur, did you read the story and have u been keeping up this week? …”best players avoiding WM, Foley and UF like the plague”?…,what? We just flipped Tabor, who was probably the most impressive DB at the UA event. We now lead for Prince, who we had almost no shot with a month ago. Flipped Powell, shocked the recruiting world by getting Willis and if they had to decide today we would probably get commits from Jackson and Carter. Hardly a sinking ship. The Cook and Lane defections were not a surprise to anyone and Lammons was more from the Tabor pick up than anything else. As far as the transfers, only one of the seven had any real shot at starting – the others were on the back end of their college careers and saw the writing on the wall – if they wanted to end their careers with significant playing time, they had to go somewhere else. You’ll see them end up at schools like East Carolina, Western Kentucky and Tennessee Martin. Stop with the belly-aching, this is shaping up to be a fine class.