ATLANTA -- After practicing against his teammates all spring and summer, David Kamara (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) was anxious to finally get back out on the field and compete. Although he was rarely tested against McEachern on Saturday, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound defensive back was just happy to see different jerseys lined up across from him.
"It felt good to get out there, because I was tired of hitting my own teammates," Kamara said. "I feel like my footwork has improved and my ball skills have gotten better, too, although they did not really throw my way. Stats do not matter, though. I just want to help my team win a state and national championship."
As a junior, Kamara made 53 tackles, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles and picked up offers from Clemson, Illinois, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tulane and Wake Forest. He committed to Clemson during a visit in June with teammate Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), whose brother Denzel Nkemdiche is a freshman at Ole Miss. While Kamara's recruitment is less hectic since announcing his decision, one school is still after him.
"My recruitment is more manageable now, although I still have schools like Ole Miss talking to me, but it has calmed down some overall," Kamara said. "The coaches at Ole Miss say I can play early because they do not have many cornerbacks. We are going to talk it over and wait and see if we take a visit."
No officials have been set by the three-star prospect just yet.
"I know I will take one to Clemson for sure, probably for the South Carolina or Virginia Tech game, but after that I do not know," Kamara said.
The Rebels might be making a push for Kamara, but right now he is only thinking about his future with the Tigers.
"I love the team at Clemson," Kamara said. "It is a big family up there, so I am excited about joining them."