Over the weekend, I wrote about four-star wide receiver Adonis Jennings. Jennings is in the Class of 2014 and has Pitt in his final three schools. The Panthers, though, also have another big time receiver on their radar in Virginia Beach wideout, Jamil Kamara.
Kamara is another four-star receiver with Pitt reportedly in his final three along with Virginia and Wisconsin. Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN all rate him as a four-star prospect and Rivals rates him as the 19th best receiver in the country. ESPN's handy dandy skill icons tell us that he has good hands, catches balls in traffic and runs routes well. So there's that.
Pitt is a finalist here, but given the fact that he's from Virginia, one has to think that the Hoos might have the inside track here. But anytime you're in the final three for a kid, the chance is there and anything can happen.
For what it's worth, Kamara recently visited Pitt and had a good time (Insider article):
"It went great," Kamara, No. 269 in the ESPN 300, said. "I had a good time, and I’m glad I went."
Kamara recently pointed to a couple of reasons why Pitt is a finalist for him:
"I got a good relationship with coach Ingram," Kamara said. "I also have family up there."
Yeah, no Todd Graham jokes, please.
The Virginia thing is intriguing to me. Pitt hasn't been a dominant program lately, but they've shown a little more than Virginia has. They're local to Kamara, but is that really enough? FWIW, he noted they're struggles and even admitted he wished they had done more:
Kamara said he’s still high on Virginia even though the Cavaliers have been losing.
"Yeah, it does concern me because they’re not winning as many games as I would like them to," he said. "But I know (Mike London) is a good coach and he has some top-notch recruits coming in."
One problem for Pitt is that he also acknowledged the coaches have been coming after him since ninth grade, so there's a little bit of a loyalty factor.
This one's all over the place, folks. I don't follow recruiting all that much, but my guess is that even the experts are a little undecided on this. My guess is that Pitt isn't his leader right now, but as I said, if you get this far along, you've got a chance.
Either way, we'll find out soon. Kamara is set to make his decision on TV during the U.S. Army All-American Game on January 4th.