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ACC All Access: Virginia gets 2014 class commitment from elite Virginia Beach wide receiver Jamil Kamara

Though Virginia’s football program is struggling through the pains of a serious rebuilding project, its recruiting efforts continued to resemble those of a far more successful program Saturday with a commitment from coveted wide receiver Jamil Kamara.

Kamara, a 6-foot-2, 202-pound senior at Bishop Sullivan Catholic in Virginia Beach, committed while participating in the U.S. Army All-American high school game. The other two finalists for his services ended up being Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.

He’s considered by many recruiting analysts as one of the nation’s top 40 receiver prospects in the class of 2014. He’s the 16th commitment for U.Va.’s ’14 class and arguably its most promising offensive recruit in the class. U.Va. is coming off a 2-10 season, which included an 0-8 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

As a senior, Kamara had 63 catches for 1,293 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. It was a strong follow-up to a junior season that featured 42 catches for 818 yards and 12 touchdowns. He took official visits to U.Va., Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and Michigan State.

In addition to the scholarship offers from U.Va., Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, Kamara had offers from Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Michigan State, Clemson, Florida, Miami, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Tennessee, Illinois, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Marshall, Toledo, Hampton, Richmond and James Madison, according to Rivals.com.

Cornerbacks coach Chip West, a Kecoughtan High graduate, and receivers coach Marques Hagans, a Hampton High graduate, were U.Va.’s primary recruiters pursuing Kamara. Feb. 5 will be the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent.

Kamara joins a U.Va. recruiting class that already includes elite recruits in defensive tackle Andrew Brown from Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake and Quin Blanding from Bayside High in Virginia Beach.

Brown is considered by most analysts the nation’s top defensive tackle in the ’14 class, while Blanding is seen by most analysts as one of the nation’s top three safety prospects in the class.

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