Alabama’s Nick Saban mails 105 recruiting letters in ONE DAY to Atlanta RB

Alabama’s Nick Saban is considered by some to be the “hardest working man” in the recruiting biz.

The postmaster of Tuscaloosa, Ala., might be next after Nick.

Alabama made national headlines when it mailed 105 recruiting letters in a day to a running back from Atlanta this week, Norcross High School junior Alvin Kamara.

Usually, Saban puts stamps on only about 4-6 letters per day to Kamara.

“Yeah, I got home and they were failing out of my mailbox,” Kamara said. “It was crazy but I liked it.”

Atlanta RB Alvin Kamara holds his bouquet of 105 Alabama recruiting letters (while wearing shorts with UGA logo)

Atlanta RB Alvin Kamara holds his bouquet of 105 Alabama recruiting letters in ONE DAY -- while wearing shorts with UGA logo (Photo courtesy of Kamara family)

It was yet another creative and innovative recruiting tactic by Saban, who finished with the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class for 2012 earlier this month.

What’s really amazing about Alabama’s 105-letter bombardment to Kamara is that – while he has yet to finish opening them all up – none of dozens he has already ripped into are duplicates. Each letter has a new message or selling point about Alabama’s football dynasty.

“It’s cool when a school shows that much interest in you,” Kamara said. “It definitely caught my attention. But they’re not my favorite college yet or anything like that. I just thought it was cool they’re showing me that much attention.”

One last note: Many UGA fans have pointed out that in the photo taken of Kamara holding his bouquet of 105 Alabama letters, he just so happened to be wearing shorts with a UGA logo.

“It was a coincidence and nothing more than that,” Kamara said with a laugh. “Everybody has been blowing it up about that, saying ‘Oh, that could be a sign he’s going to Georgia.’ It was nothing like that. I just happened to have those shorts on at that time. I don’t even have a Top 5 list of schools yet.”

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Kamara has around a dozen early offers, including UGA, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Maryland. Kamara was virtually unknown until proving himself to be one of the top players in a junior all-star game in December. Kamara was considered “the fastest player in pads” at the game, with one scout saying “0 to 60 mph in a few steps.”

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291 comments Add your comment

TennesseeDawg

February 18th, 2012
6:39 pm

2007Dawg

February 18th, 2012
6:51 pm

…but he’s wearing UGA shorts

poochkiller

February 18th, 2012
6:53 pm

Too bad the AJC can’t write about Championship wins for uga… keep getting talent and not doing anything. Alabama coaches can coach up and motivate their players. Uga just keeps them in dancing class so they can dance on the sidelines to “soldier boy” and whatever the flavor is that month…

Dawg Mom

February 18th, 2012
6:53 pm

Alvin, please don’t go to Alabama. You cannot trust Coach Saban. He lies to kids. Look what happened to the kid at North Atlanta high school. You can always trust Coach Richt. He’s a great Christian man with great Christian morals and ethics. He really cares for his players. I hope you have a blessed day, and I will be praying for you to make the right decision. God bless son.

Ed

February 18th, 2012
6:56 pm

Looks like a punk to me. Let Alabama have him. Within 2 years if he would probably be on the Athens police blog.

Blackoutanyone?

February 18th, 2012
6:57 pm

It’s been reported that Richt mailed 100 letters to Hollywood Tan.

The Bear

February 18th, 2012
6:59 pm

And so does every other Div I program, except UGA.

Trey Mehrebutts, 3rd Generation Bulldoggy

February 18th, 2012
7:00 pm

Don’t read too much into the shorts. Just means he shops at Walmart.

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Eastside

February 18th, 2012
7:05 pm

Thank you for deleting 5150’s bigoted post

Tdawg

February 18th, 2012
7:10 pm

And you ignorant as you know what dawg haters got on to Richt’s a$$ because he sung a song to a recruit. Where are you now? 105 letters. Why don’t Saban just get on his knees and go crawling to the kid and begging to him to come to Alabama. Amounts to about the same thing. I don’t want to one single idiot trying to tell me how much of an idiot Saban is.

@Blackoutanyone?

February 18th, 2012
7:11 pm

And Paul Johnson mailed 150 to Miracle Bra

Time

February 18th, 2012
7:11 pm

105 letters? Really? If that’s not a violation of some kind, it should be. That’s borderline stalking there.

tiger

February 18th, 2012
7:12 pm

he could have got those short at goodwill in norcross

tiger

February 18th, 2012
7:15 pm

alvin come to SDSU. the weather for every practice and game is perfect. marshal fauk loved it here.

The Bear

February 18th, 2012
7:18 pm

MC you have out done yourself yet again. It would be great for you to man up sometime and join the fray that you so openly throw out unsubstantiated facts on a regular basis and actually print some real facts and not front porch folklore passed down from generations of ill equipped story tellers. Having been recruited by Div. I schools myself back in the day and knowing guys way better than myself and went on to play pro football never received at best more than 1 or 2 letters from the same school in one day! You my friend are a perfect example of a person sitting behind a keyboard just spewing B.S!

Oh yea Roll Tide

McCrary QB

February 18th, 2012
7:24 pm

Rumor has it Kamara wants to play with Croom at UT.

OldTimer

February 18th, 2012
7:24 pm

In the meantime Richt is working on his next VO5 commercial.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
7:26 pm

eastside how is questioning if a kid can read bigoted? Plenty of football players of all colors are not the brightest bulbs in the pack. I doubt the kid has read many 105 page books in his life. You do know what a great government educational system the state of Georgia has don’t you?

Paddy

February 18th, 2012
7:29 pm

If that would have happened at my house (105 letters in one day), my dad would have driven to Tuscaloosa and shoved those letters down coach Saban’s throat. He hated phonies and excesses in any form. And being a former Marine Master Gunny Sgt. he could have pulled it off.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
7:31 pm

Does ANYBODY really think SABAN wrote a single one of those letters? The girls that take the recruits around campus probable wrote them or the ladies on the office staff.

Whatever!!!!

February 18th, 2012
7:35 pm

Saban personally sent out those letters…I got some ocean front property in Arizona for you…somebody is on the payroll..right Mike…

01HAWK

February 18th, 2012
7:37 pm

AJC just can not get enough of The University of Alabama.

All this does is make more kids aware of ALABAMA. Go ahead and preach on and BAMA will reap all the rewards.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
7:37 pm

There is probably a class at BAMA just for writing Recruiting letters. That is one of the classes that helped all the Bama players make the Honor Roll this year.

01HAWK

February 18th, 2012
7:38 pm

I hear CMR wrote 105 page letters to Jimmy Swaggert and Benny Hinn.

01HAWK

February 18th, 2012
7:40 pm

Time ……………………….It is not a violation of any sort. SABAN is a master of recruiting and CMR is just getting started in Recruiting 101.

hipdawg

February 18th, 2012
7:45 pm

yea; alabama should be proud.they always have been win at any cost. never mind they should come for an education.once again the dirtiest now sickest program going.Inbred to the max.yea they have a few trophies but they will be found out .saban reminds me of hitler just sayin.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
7:48 pm

hipdwag…you are are a member of the win at all cost conference so don’t try to play high and mighty. UGa players are really working hard at getting a valuable education? Right and I have some beach front property to sell you right here in downtown Atlanta.

Ghost

February 18th, 2012
7:54 pm

01 hawk, what a uneducated remark richt in recruiting 101 the man may have some shortcomings but recruiting isn’t one of them, you sound like a tech fan.10 straight years of top 10 recruiting classes.

The Bear

February 18th, 2012
7:56 pm

@hipdawg way to go didn’t think it could be done but you just lowered the IQ level of this already stupid post

Vampire Bill

February 18th, 2012
8:00 pm

Young man needs to bulk up or switch to DB

01HAWK

February 18th, 2012
8:01 pm

Ghost ………………………………Oh, my bad……………………….He just can’t coach with 10 staright years of top 10 recruiting classes and no CRYSTAL……………That was FUNNY !!!!!!!!

Just for grins

February 18th, 2012
8:01 pm

So a middleaged man sent 105 letters to intice a teenage boy to cross state lines….. I say lock Saban up.

Just for grins

February 18th, 2012
8:02 pm

Buit really…. we complain about today’s pro athletes being all about themselves and then wonder how it all starts…. well here is your answer.

Fidlin1

February 18th, 2012
8:06 pm

Alvin, love watching you play at the Norcross games , but if you don’t go to UGA a lot of your fans are going to miss out. Stay in state and we’ll see you in Athens. Thanks.

hipdawg

February 18th, 2012
8:09 pm

my opinion is just that.an opinion.alabama has always been dirty.ok they want the kid….. maybe a little crazy? I still like my reference to hitler after all he used the reference to pearl harbor(very poor taste I might add) already.Trolls beware …Dawg will hunt ……Stompin bama in the dome!!!! Get a life trolls I mean c.mon ……

kingdaddy

February 18th, 2012
8:09 pm

5051
I got some beachfront property in Statesboro,it’s not as far a walk to beach.LOL

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:11 pm

fidlin1…Bama is on TV every week and his fans will see him plenty. Do you think all his fans can get tickets to Athens?

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:13 pm

no not a rule breaker the c post just looked like a letter D it was so bowed out. Hahahah.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:15 pm

shalom is JEWISH is it not? 48 that is not PC Jesus was Jewish too. LOL

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:16 pm

That is your story and you are sticking to it but the Team will be light in the pocket either way. LOL

Spanking the DAwg

February 18th, 2012
8:24 pm

MC are that big of a loser that you HAVE to write an article about Nick Saban negatively each week?

You are the ultimate Homer who is pathetic and your peers around the south all think you are, and that is a fact!

One of these days you may mature but at least blog under the UGA- banner with your blogs! It would put a true perspective on your articles!

William R Nicholson

February 18th, 2012
8:27 pm

I bet he’s just waiting for the coach to show up in a new set of wheels and the coach just forgets the keys in Albans house ! That recruiter won’t give up easily, let’s pray that this young man doesn’t forget self discipline and fall like many before him.

kingdaddy

February 18th, 2012
8:29 pm

Aubarn and LSU must be getting all the Alabama recruits for Saban to have to come to Ga. for recruits. It’sall good,we have plenty of good athletes to share. Won’t run out of talent here. UGA could do better if they would spend a little more money on stamps.

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:30 pm

Dale jr the Mark Richt of racing. He can sell products, people really like him, but he can’t win the championships. LOL

5150 UOAD

February 18th, 2012
8:32 pm

kingdaddy…they have to save that Stamp money for Bail Bondsmen. That is why they wanted to JHC to sign with UGa this year. Having an In House Bail Bondsmen could be real handy. Hahah

Bama Ramma

February 18th, 2012
8:35 pm

Saban–reloading for a run at title #15—-another #1 recruiting class in the bag!! Starting early on next year’s superstars!!

Georgia = basketball state

February 18th, 2012
8:39 pm

Richt may claim to be a “Christian” man….but when he dies, he’s going downstairs

.....

February 18th, 2012
8:41 pm

Why does NASCAR not show the guys Dale Jr is dating? So what if they’re men? It’s 2012….Dale Jr is gay….GET OVER IT

Sautee Dawg

February 18th, 2012
8:42 pm

Go ahead and believe all 105 of those letters. Should tell you something about Saban. Can’t spell or can’t put sentences together on paper. Crayons on the way.