When Georgia offeredAlvin Kamara, a junior running back at Norcross (Ga.), a scholarship earlier this week he was practically giddy.
"It felt pretty good," Kamara told Rivals.com. It's an in-state school that's just down the road. I'll think about that when I make my decision. I've watched them so much. When you're in Georgia, you have no choice."
Although he said it's early in the recruiting process, Kamara likes what the Bulldogs have to offer. He plans to visit the school soon, he said. Last week, Georgia coach Mark Richt stopped by Norcross.
"I could see them being a factor," Kamara said. "It's close to home. I have to get down there and get around there a little more to really get a feel for it."
Georgia was the second program to offer Kamara, a 5-feet-10, 195-pounder. Syracuse pulled the trigger last fall.
Who might be next?
According to Kamara, Alabama potentially is a program to watch. He plans to attend junior day in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
"I'm getting pretty positive feedback," he said. "I don't know if an offer is coming or not. I've got to wait and see this weekend."
In addition to Alabama, Georgia and Syracuse, schools such as Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, Missouri and Penn State also are showing interest.
"At this point, I'm just staying open," Kamara said. "Even if Alabama would offer [this weekend], I'm not making a commitment any time soon. I'm just letting everything fall into place."
In 2011, Kamara rushed for 1,300-plus yards and 17 touchdowns. He also impressed at the Georgia Junior Bowl in December.
Asked what type of running style he has, Kamara replied, "I would say I'm a mix. Speed. Power. I'm pretty elusive when I want to be. I just try to combine and incorporate all those aspects in my game."