Recruits React to Kamara Pledge

Jamil Kamara

2014 Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach Va.) wide receiver, Jamil Kamara selected UVa on Saturday at the US Army All-American Bowl. Hoonation caught up with members of Virginia's 2014 class, and several 2015 and 2016 targets to get their thoughts on the Cavaliers' latest recruiting haul.

HooNation caught up with commits and prospects about the addition of four-star Bishiop Sullivan (Beach, Va.) wide receiver Jamil Kamara to the 2014 class.

2015 and 2016 Virginia Targets



  • 2015 Virginia Beach (Va.) cornerback, Jamez Brickhouse is also being recruited by Kamara's top two choices, Virginia and Wisconsin. Brickhouse thinks Kamara will do well in Charlottesville.

    "It's a wonderful fit for him and I know he would do great there," Brickhouse said.

  • 2015 Chesterfield (Matoaca Va.) wide receiver, Trevion Armstrong shared his thoughts on Kamara landing Charlottesville..

    "Big pickup for UVa. I wouldn't mind playing opposite him," Armstrong stated.

  • 2016 Hampton (Va.) Phoebus cornerback Robbie Robinson is excited for his friend, who found his perfect home.

    "It's a family thing,"Robinson explained."We're all a family here and have a bond. No matter what we're here for each other, and we all push for each other, and we all push each other to get better. At the end of the day it's his decision and he felt that was the best place for him."

    With the Virginia Beach connection reinforced in the 2014 class, Robinson sees many visits in the future.

    "I'll most definitely be up there to see them in action."

  • 2015 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Nick Johns holds a Virginia offer, but says he is hearing from Michigan, Tennessee, Penn State and Maryland now as well. With so many new schools coming into the picture, this could go into the pro column for UVa.

    "That's great (addition)," said Johns about the newest UVa commit. "(Knowing I have targets to throw to) will definitely play a part in my decision."


2014 Commits



  • Corwin Cutler is probably the most excited Virginia pledge this afternoon. The former Ocean Lakes and Fork Union signal caller is excited his friend will be joining him in Charlottesville.

    "I'm really really excited," he said. "It's a dream come True really."

    The two practice together quite frequently and Cutler says they know each other very well, which he hopes will translate in great play at Virginia.

    "It's always been like that from the start," said Cutler of their partnership on the field. "It's like it was meant to be."

  • Bayside (Virginia Beach Va.) safety, Quin Blanding got the ball rolling for UVa, when he selected the Cavaliers last February. The five-star safety has been working on Kamara for 11 months, and is excited to see his good friend to join the family.

    "I'm really excited and just glad that [Kamara] is apart of it," Blanding said. "We are filling the missing pieces and I feel good about it and we are ready to come in and contribute."

  • It is no secret ever since four-star offensive lineman Steven Moss of Chancellor High committed, his number one target was the four-star wide receiver. So when Moss heard the announcement, he was beyond thrilled.

    "That's the truth! I worked hard for him," said Moss. "Great kid and great addition to the program. "

  • Peachtree Ridge High (Suwanee, Ga.) running back Jordan Ellis is excited to coordinate a ground and air attack with the new wide receiver.

    "I am very happy (Kamara is joining the team)," said Ellis. "We will be unstoppable."

  • Episcopal Academy (Merion, Pa.) tight end Evan Butts could not contain his excitement in adding Kamara to the class.

    "Beyond excited, what a huge get. This is awesome," said a very enthusiastic Butts. "So glad to be part of it all. I've always been very excited and proud to be part of UVa, but definitely feeling that now more than ever."

  • Darrious Carter was the newest Virginia pledge and the Indiana (Pa.) Area defensive end says he had a feeling Kamara would be the next on making his commitment to the Cavaliers.

    "I am happy (about the commitment)," he said. "He was on the visit when I was, and I could tell he liked it. He was a cool guy, and we had similar personalities so it all equaled out."

  • Kamara will join wide receiver Donovan Dowling in the 2014 class. Varina (Richmond, Va.) stand out, who knows how much Kamara could help rebuild a struggling offense.

    "Saw his highlights, he's good," said Dowling. "He will be a great asset for turning it around UVa's past year.

  • Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville Ga.) cornerback, Darious Latimore made his pledge to UVa back in October and feels that Kamara adds to an already dynamic class.

    "Honestly, I feel like we have some spectacular athletes such as Jamil joining our family," Latimore explained. "This recruiting class is one of the best. With athletes like Jamil, Andrew Brown, Quin Blanding, and others, we can turn UVa around. They didn't have the best season, but watch it get better in the next few years!!!"

  • Woodgrove (Purceville Va.) linebacker, J.J. Jackson has been one of UVa's most enthusiastic commits ever since he made the call in April and is thrilled about the elite wideout joining the Virginia football family.

    "I'm very excited," Jackson said with authority. "I think we needed to add an impact player on the offensive side of the ball, and he and [Corwin Cutler] completed that."

  • Though he is 3,000 miles away, Upland, (Upland Ca.) cornerback Jeff Farrar is extremely familiar with the talented wideout, and is excited to get to know him better.

    "I'm very excited and happy that we have another brother added to the family," Farrar noted.


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