Jamil Kamara is the No. 5 player from the state of Virginia, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and that says a lot about him considering the considerable talent hailing from the state in 2014. He goes to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, Va.
The only state of Virginia players rated ahead of Kamara are 5-star defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, 5-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown, 5-star safety Quin Blanding and 4-star defensive end Jalyn Holmes.
Kamara is undoubtedly among elite company and deservedly so.
He's a big wide receiver—in a recent phone interview, he told Bleacher Report he checks in at 6'2'', 205 pounds—but he also has good hands, quick feet and is surprisingly agile for his size. He runs with long strides and should be able to get good separation in college because of his height, athleticism and quickness.
In the interview, Kamara mentioned that Old Dominion, Virginia, Miami, Pitt, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt are on the top of his interest list.
Virginia is the top team on his 247Sports interest list, and there's no doubting that the Cavaliers have had a great year on the recruiting trail. Of the four in-state players in front of Kamara on the 247Sports composite, two have already committed to Virginia.
"A lot of 757 boys are going there, so it's like a dynasty," he said of Brown and Blanding, the other Tidewater area recruits headed to the Cavaliers.
Kamara said the Cavaliers have been recruiting him since he was a freshman. "So they always had love for me and I had love for them, " he said. "They said I could start, too, so that's a big thing."
That the Virginia campus in Charlottesville is only three hours away from Kamara's home in Virginia Beach is another factor in the Cavaliers' favor.
"They're not the favorite right now, but they're...always going to be top three," he said.
Kamara said Brown and Blanding have been his close friends since middle school. But how exactly do Brown and Blanding's commitments to Virginia impact Kamara's decision?
"At the end of the day, I'm going to do what's best for me," he said.
He's also going to make an unofficial visit to Virginia for a cookout on Aug. 17. So even though he won't declare the Cavaliers the favorite to land his services, they are certainly looking good in the race for the 4-star wideout recruit.