Alvin Kamara was a prized running back prospect coming out of high school and boasted offers from the top programs in the country. He originally signed with Alabama as a member of the 2013 class. After a year buried on the depth chart in a loaded backfield, Kamara decided to leave Tuscaloosa for Hutchinson Community College (Kansas). He will play one season at Hutchinson and have three years of eligibility remaining. Kamara visited Tennessee on May 16th and again on June 21st—he committed to the Vols during his second visit and enrolled early in January.
RTI Average: 4.75-stars
How He Fits
Kamara has all the skills to be a feature back in the SEC. He achieves top speed almost instantly and quickly reaches the second level of the defense. Once there, he has the power to run over defenders and the lateral quickness to elude them. He can beat you between the tackles or running to the sidelines and has excellent vision. To top it off, he’s an excellent receiver out of the backfield with soft hands and a knack for getting open. Kamara should compete for playing time the moment he steps on campus and could possibly form a potent one-two punch with Jalen Hurd that could be among the best in the SEC.