News continues to break for the Bearcats, this time in the form of a wide receiver transfer. Former Virginia receiver Jamil Kamara has committed to Cincinnati. The sophomore not only adds numbers to a position that will essentially be gutted next offseason by graduation, but also may provide some added star power in the coming years.
Blessed to say that I am Officially Committed to The University Of Cincinnati ⚫️ Go Bearcats ‼️ pic.twitter.com/vjEhGqk73V— Jamil Kamara (@JKamara1) July 21, 2015
As a member of the 2014 recruiting class for the Virginia Cavaliers, Kamara was a 6'1", 200 lbs recruit out of high school and a highly-touted one at that, earning US Army All- recognition. According to 247Sports, Kamara was a solid four-star recruit with a 93 composite score. 247Sports gave him a 95. He was widely considered a top-10 receiver nationally and the sixth best player in Virginia. Rivals gave him a 5.9 out of 6.1, which translates - by their estimates - as an All-American candidate.
He was heavily recruited by just about everyone and yet now he is a Bearcat. While he will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, he will be available come next season when Cincinnati was supposed to be in shambles after watching Shaq Washington, Mekale McKay and Chris Moore graduate. Gotta love the timing there.
I have found a highlight tape from high school and placed it below. I could talk about his size, speed and strength or the impressive way he attacks the ball with his hands, but instead, I'll just let you watch. We should be able to agree that he has everything you want in a receiver and maybe a little bit more than that.