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Kamara in the U.S. Army Bowl

Top247 wide receiver Jamil Kamara (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic) will be on the east roster for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Four-star receiver Jamil Kamara has accepted an invite to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

He announced his decision publicly at the NLA 7-on-7 on Saturday afternoon.

“I am making a commitment to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2014,” Kamara said. “It’s a nice game. I watched it last year and I want to go and impress. That’s a big reason why.”

A former teammate of Kamara’s was a big influence on his decision to head to San Antonio and play at the Alamodome on national television (NBC) during the NFL wild card weekend.

[Link: Growing rosters for 2014 Army Bowl]

“I talked to Smoke (Virginia 2013 signee Taquan Mizzell) and he said it was a very nice time,” Kamara said. “He said they have nice gear and it’s a good game. So that was a big impact.”

On the recruiting front, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has been busy making visits.

“I went to N.C. State about two weeks ago,” Kamara said. “They I went to ODU. I may go to Virginia next. I would have been at the (Cavaliers) spring game (Saturday), but I had to come here and compete.”

One of Kamara’s good friends, five-star safety Quin Blanding, has already committed to Virginia and has been working the talented wide out to join him in Charlottesville.

“Oh yeah (Blanding has been working),” he said. “He told me to come down there today and he’s always talking to me and everything. (Cavaliers head coach) Mike London said he’s taking over my recruitment personally and coach Chip West is also recruiting me.”

West is one of the top recruiters in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The visit N.C. State went well, according to Kamara.

“It was great,” Kamara said. “The facilities were great. The coaches were real cool and it was a nice visit. I got to see a little bit of their practice and I was impressed.”

Old Dominion also continues to recruit the four-star prospect hard.

“They are a local school and have a nice, fast-paced offense,” Kamara said. “They throw the ball a lot. They show me love a lot.”

North Carolina, led by the efforts of assistant coach Randy Jordan, also is a factor in his recruitment. Though he believes his next trip to Chapel Hill will come next month, he left the door open for a sooner visit.

“I want to be at the North Carolina spring game (next weekend),” he said. “(Jordan) and I have a great relationship. I’ve talked to him a bunch and he’s come by the school several times.”

Kamara added that Virginia, North Carolina and North Carolina State are the three programs that he knows for sure will get official visits.

Kamara is the nation's No. 80 overall prospect for the 2014 class according to 247Sports.

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