In an example of great investigative reporting, Scout’s Dave Berk is reporting that the Cincinnati Bearcats could land former US Army All-American wide receiver Jamil Kamara who is transferring from Virginia.
Kamara was a four-star receiver coming out of high school. His 1,400 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior earning him a spot in the US Army All-American game. Ultimately Kamara’s performance that season earned him scholarship offers from several major programs, including Wisconsin, Clemson, Miami (FL), Michigan State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He also was offered by the nearby Virginia Cavaliers, who he ultimately gave a commitment to in early January and signature on National Signing Day.
Then he got the Munchie Legaux treatment at Virginia. Kamara played in just five games for the Cavaliers as a true freshman last season, catching a single pass for six yards. It’s debatable whether or not he should have been redshirted in 2014 but the hope is that the the limited reps he did receive were more beneficial to his development than sitting out a year.
Now Kamara is looking around and the Cincinnati Bearcats are on the cusp of landing the talented wide out. He would have to accept a redshirt in 2015 but would then be eligible in 2016, right when UC is looking for replacements for six outgoing seniors. Overall Kamara would have three full seasons in red and black.
But the Bearcats have to land him first and we could learn as early as later today where he’s decided to play football next.
UPDATE: Kamara’s a Bearcat.