Alabama and Georgia remain the top two candidates to land 2013 running back prospect Alvin Kamara from Norcross (Ga.) High School.
And both schools are making a strong push as Kamara prepares to schedule his official visits.
“Georgia is definitely recruiting me the hardest, with (UGA commitments) Shaq Wiggins, Tray Matthews and all of them,” Kamara told ESPN RecruitingNation. “(Alabama defensive coordinator) Kirby Smart and them are really persistent, so Alabama’s coaching staff is on me harder.”
Other schools are, too. While Alabama and Georgia lead the race for Kamara’s services, he told ESPN he’s still considering other schools.
“Oregon is still in the mix, as is Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Florida State,” he said. “But Georgia and Alabama are definitely the top two.”
Kamara said earlier this month he would like to make a final decision before October. That plan appears to have changed.
“It is still early in September, so I just want to visit each school, set my officials and go from there,” Kamara told ESPN.
Alabama already has two running backs committed to the 2013 class and could have a third by Sept. 27. That’s when Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry plans to announce his decision.
Henry, who’s also considering Tennessee, plans to visit Alabama this weekend before he makes his final decision. Henry has continued to call the Crimson Tide his leader.