In a recurring off-season theme, multiple outlets are reporting that sophomore wide receiver Jamil Kamara is transferring from Virginia Football.
"I will not return to UVa in the fall," Kamara told 247Sports. "I'm looking for better opportunities."
He further told 247Sports that he did not have any particular school in mind right now, and that he was "wide open."
Last season, Kamara was one of four true freshmen to get any playing time, appearing in five games with a debut against Richmond. During that time, he caught one pass for six yards.
He tweeted today:
Its been real UVA, But God has another plan for me and has paved me a new path. Much Love pic.twitter.com/SgrySwVn80— Jamil Kamara (@JKamara1) May 29, 2015
The full message was as follows:
Received my release today and I would like to announce that I will be moving forward and transferring from the University of Virginia . It was a tough decision, but I truly believe this is the best option for me. I would like to thank Coach London, Coach Hagans, and the rest of the Coaching staff for everything. I have learned a lot on and off the field and in the past year became a better football player mentally and physically. Also I want to thank all my teammates, I wish the best for every single one of ya'll boys. Last but not least I would like to thank all the fans for your love and support. I'll always have Love for UVA
The Virginia Beach, VA native (Bishop Sullivan Catholic) was a four-star recruit by all the major scouting services, including Rivals, 247, ESPN and Scout. Rivals had him ranked as the No. 17 overall wide receiver, while Scout had him ranked 28th in his position.
Considered a big get for the Hoos at the time, Kamara originally had offers from just about every ACC school, plus SEC schools like Florida and South Carolina, racking up over 20 offers overall.
There's no doubt that there's turmoil happening among the Virginia Football ranks, a program that has only seen one winning season in the past seven. The question now is, how much more can this program, can the fans, can the donor base take?