DE Ufomba Kamula making name for himself at Starr’s Mill

The best defensive end in the state you probably never heard of is Ufomba Kamalu.

Kamula (6-foot-5, 245 pounds) has been terrorizing opponents for Starr’s Mill all season. He had five sacks in a 35-24 vcvtory over Northgate just this past weekend.

But you won’t find this athletic senior on any recruiting lists. That’s because Kamula came to Starr’s Mill in the ninth grade from Nigeria. As a result, his academics aren’t quite in order to be considered by Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

Nevertheless, one opposing coach told Starr’s Mill coach Chad Phillips that Kamalu was by far the best defensive linemen he’d seen this season. And that, the coach said, includes the much-ballyhooed LaMichael Fanning of Harris County, who has committed to Alabama.

“He’s D-1, now; he’s D-I all the way,” Phillips told Georgia High School Football Daily. “You’ve got to see him. He looks like Adonis; real cut, no fat on him.”

College coaches are starting to take notice. They are often calling Phillips to request video of offensive line prospect Alex Barr. When they get it, they tend to notice Kamalu.

“All the coaches are calling when they see him on film,” Phillips said. “‘Who’s that No. 47?’”

Phillips believes Kamula will get a chance to display his talents in big-time college football. After, that is, short stint at prep school.

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October 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

German Shepherd Dawg

October 25th, 2010
4:41 pm

Is he a 2011 prospect?

Dawg Fan

October 25th, 2010
4:46 pm

Sounds perfect for either GSU.

Jacket Backer

October 25th, 2010
5:22 pm

I’ve seen him play a couple of times this season. Teammate of Tech commit Jeff Greene. The kid can flat out play. I was wondering why he was not being mentioned in any of the recruiting services. Whoever gets him will be getting a good one.


October 25th, 2010
5:50 pm

is anyone tracking GISA ? saw the mount de sales/stratford academy game friday. i swear there were 5 D1 players on that field.


October 25th, 2010
5:51 pm


Dawg 1

October 25th, 2010
6:02 pm

He’ll go to a Junior College and transfer.


October 25th, 2010
6:10 pm

1 year at a Prep School then an Alabama greyshirt.


October 25th, 2010
6:19 pm

GSU Atlanta maybe, but the Georgia Southern entrance requirements might be a bit high for him. If he can’t get into UGA, he can’t get into Georgia Southern.


October 25th, 2010
6:26 pm

Why do people think so highly of Georgia Southern? A terrible school for academics and athletics.


October 25th, 2010
6:40 pm

Do your research John.

those forest gumpers are so freaking.....

October 25th, 2010
8:16 pm

sure that every kid in the country possibly the world. wants to go to & play at (Forest Hump U). Man …They’re so freaking full of themselves is not even funny. Let me guess ???…. By ncaa law you’re supposed to have 85 chips but since you don’t play by rules ( see what happen with probation not long ago). You’ll end up giving an extra 10 to 15 chips away even though you dont have any left to give. witch means they’re plenty of kids out the door….nice job bamer !! You would never play by the rules !! ….YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT !!!

K-Town Dawg

October 25th, 2010
9:06 pm

GSU isn’t that hard to get into, it’s not like it is Harvard.
Last time I checked it was much harder to get into UGA than it was Southern.


October 25th, 2010
9:29 pm

Chip, Do you think UGA will offer this kid?


October 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

When was the last time someone mentioned GSU and academics in the same sentence? I wish the AJC would dump this arial text…


October 25th, 2010
10:10 pm

In other news, Richt should be fired


October 25th, 2010
10:46 pm

Sounds like the average recruit at Audarn only this guy will get smarter.


October 25th, 2010
11:38 pm

Probably the last time someone mentioned UGA and academics. Fact is that the GSU entrance requirements for athletes was elevated under prior president Grube to well above the NCAA minimum. Former Eagle coach Hatcher made reference to it when speaking with the Atlanta Touchdown Club last year. Grube took exception to it, and Hatcher wound up losing his job as Grube’s last act as president of the university.

By the way, it’s tougher to get into UGA because more people apply to go there, and they can only take so many students. As a result, the percentage of students of those who apply with the highest test scores and GPAs get accepted.

You will find that a number of GSU degree programs are recognized among the finest in the country. That may not have been the case some years ago, but times have changed.


October 26th, 2010
1:40 am

Tech needs to sign this guy- his grades can be overlooked and he can be tutored.


October 26th, 2010
6:44 am

Whitewater has two offensive tackles, Tanner Baker #70 and Jordan Watson #79 that had to go against Ufomba Kamula, Gavin Rocker, LaMichael Fanning, and Jordan Jenkins so far this year and only yielded two sacks to the four of them combined. Both kids are 6’4” around 280-290lbs. I’d love to see a couple of big O-lineman get some press from the AJC. 

Greg Marmalard

October 26th, 2010
8:22 am

Like many others, from Hargrave to Athens.

Chip Towers

October 26th, 2010
10:08 am

MaconKnight: No, I don not think Georgia will offer Kamula. At least not until he is in prep school or junior college.


October 26th, 2010
12:26 pm

Someone beleives Ga Southern a good academic school… BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH HAAAAAAAHAAAAH!