Last weekend Rivals250 wide receiver Jamil Kamara took his official visit to Pittsburgh. This was the third official visit for the Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan stand out and he had some time to comment on the trip.
"A few coaches picked me up from the airport," 6-foot-1, 202-pound Kamara. "They were cool. We had a nice little conversation in the car. From there we went to the facility and met all the coaches. I was hanging out with Coach Engram's son for a little while. I toured the Pitt and Steelers facilities. After that I checked into the hotel then went to watch practice.
"They had a very smooth practice," he said. "It wasn't very hard but it was enough to get to know what they were doing. Then we got something to eat before the basketball game. The fan support is great. I had a really good time. They showed a lot of support. They didn't play the best team but a lot of people still came out."
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After the basketball game Kamara got a chance to be around one of the Panthers' young stars.
"I hung out with Tyler Boyd and some of the other players," Kamara said. "Tyler was a pretty cool guy. He's a guy I can relate to. We have very similar paths."
This visit continued on Saturday with more tours, meetings and more fun.
"Saturday we woke up and toured the campus," he said. "We saw where the classes would be at and heard about the academics. We went out to eat at Jerome Bettis' place. We met with the coaches and some people around the program. Later that night we went to Dave and Busters'. Shai McKenzie and I went with a bunch of the committed players."
One of the big factors for Kamara is his relationship with the coaches.
"The coaches are really cool," said Kamara. "I can talk with them like a friend because they are really easy to talk to. We had some good conversations about how Boyd and I would fit together. They think we can definitely do a lot of great things. The program is on the rise because they're going to a bowl game this year and they expect to make a better one next year."
Kamara had previously said Wisconsin was his leader but that might have changed.
"This visit was a little bit longer than the one to Wisconsin," he said. "I went to the game when I was up there. They both were great. It's hard to compare them right now. I think Pittsburgh is tied with Wisconsin right now. I'll be at Virginia next weekend so you never know what will happen."
Kamara expects Michigan State to have an in-home visit this Thursday. He also said Pitt and Wisconsin will get an in-home visit some time before Monday.