Sunday, February 19, 2012
Recruiting: Were Alabama's 105 Letters to Recruit A Wasted Effort?
Nick Saban is all about creating opportunities. This past week the Alabama staff tried creating (or at least keeping) a job for the struggling US Post Office by sending 105 letters on one day to running back Alvin Kamara.
The Tide recruiting machine is in full swing for the 2013 class trying to reel in another top ranked class. Saban's ability on the recruiting trail has caused some to believe he can get whomever he wants to come to Tuscaloosa.
The 105 letters and attention they brought likely made a big impact on Kamara, but the Tide's efforts may have been pointless based on the attire the Norcross, Ga. product read them in.
UGA offered Alvin a few weeks ago (and he obviously likes them) adding to his offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, and Tennessee among others according to Rivals. (The Gators received a commitment this weekend from Kelvin Taylor, son of Florida great Fred Taylor, which may push Kamara down their board.)
Although he has not received an offer yet from Georgia Tech, Kamara attended four Yellow Jacket games and sees himself as a good fit for their offense according to Scout.
(h/t Leather Helmet Blog)