Saturday night’s Class AAAAAA state championship matches up the state’s top two running backs.
Norcross High School’s Alvin Kamara vs. Lovejoy’s Travis Custis.
Custis is committed to Georgia Tech, while Kamara could be playing at archival UGA. Kamara has the Bulldogs as his co-leaders with Alabama, with Oregon still in the mix.
There’s also Walton High School’s Tyren Jones, who is committed to Alabama, but his senior season – and his team’s championship hopes — ended abruptly after a knee injury.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Kamara is another one in the pipeline of prospects out of Norcross, the Gwinnett County powerhouse.
“He can just do so many things,” Norcross coach Keith Maloof said. “He can catch the ball out of the backfield and had a 65-yard scoring reception (in the semifinals). He threw a touchdown pass (in the quarterfinals) … The kid can do just about anything you ask him to do.”
How fast is Kamara? “He’s quick,” Maloof said. “When he gets his shoulders squared north and south, he can get skinny through the (defensive front), get to the secondary and make people miss.”
Last Friday, Alabama’s Kirby Smart and UGA’s Mike Bobo were among the assistants that attended the Norcross win over Colquitt County in the semifinals to observe Kamara.
What about UGA? Kamara is the recruit that the Bulldogs desperately seek on offense, especially after 5-star Derrick Henry defected to Alabama. Kamara is much higher ranked that another UGA commit at RB, AJ Turman of Orlando — who came out of nowhere to commit to the Bulldogs over Tennessee last month. There’s also UGA commit Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., who is expected to get a look at RB.
Here are some of the other prospects on Norcross:
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