Ex-Alabama RB Alvin Kamara commits to Tennessee over UGA, others

Alvin Kamara (AJC)

Alvin Kamara (AJC)

Tennessee will be the next stop for Alvin Kamara, the AJC’s Mr. Football for 2012.

The former Norcross High School running back committed to Tennessee over the weekend via his Twitter account.

Kamara is currently enrolled at Hutchinson junior college and will be able to play at Tennessee for the 2015 season. Kamara also visited Clemson, and had told 247sports.com’s Rusty Mansell that UGA wanted him again.

Last year as a senior at Norcross, Kamara put on an Alabama baseball hat over UGA in front of ESPN’s cameras on signing day.

He left Alabama after a rough freshman season: Kamara injured his knee before the start of his freshman season, and was suspended at least twice for what Alabama coach Nick Saban called “behavioral issues.”

At Tennessee, Kamara will be reunited with former Norcross tight end Jason Croom, who posted a picture with Kamara from his Instagram account:

Tennessee also got commitments over the weekend from a pair of teammates from Buford High School, linebacker Austin Smith and defensive lineman Quay Picou. Smith was a pretty big deal, with the Volunteers beating out UGA, LSU, South Carolina and Florida, among others. Smith had originally planned on announcing his college decision in August, but changed his mind after attending Tennessee’s Junior Day on Saturday.


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