Camara commits to Carolina

South Carolina picked up its seventh verbal commitment of the 2013 class on Friday afternoon when Spur prospect Mohamed Camara Cumming, Ga./West Forsyth) committed to the coaching staff over offers from Jacksonville State and Western Kentucky.

Camara picked up the offer from the Gamecocks and recruiter G.A. Mangus on March 10 and the SEC school quickly rose to become his leader. He visited campus on April 14 for the spring game and thought of committing at the time, but decided to hold off.

“Everybody in my family felt comfortable with South Carolina," Camara said. "I feel comfortable with the coaches and I have built a good relationship with them. I also feel comfortable with the position they are going to have me playing. Everything felt good on the visit and I decided to pull the trigger."

Mangus is the recruiter of record for Camara, but linebackers coach Kirk Botkin was also involved in the recruitment.

"I told Coach Botkin first about the commitment," Camara said. "He told me that I made his weekend and that they weren't taking any more spurs. I also called Coach Mangus and he said the same thing. Coach (Steve) Spurrier was coming out of a meeting and Coach Mangus put me on the phone with him. He was excited and said I made his week. Everyone was excited."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder talked about what he likes about South Carolina.

"I like that it is not too far from home," Camara said. "I've visited there and I'm comfortable with the area. I can see myself being a student and an athlete there. I felt right when I was there."

There were several more schools interested in Camara and there were a few that were by this spring.

"I think it all depends on where I camp at this summer as far as who else will offer," Camara said. "Miami and Florida State have been talking to me hard. Mississippi State and Kentucky as well. They all wanted to see me in camp. South Carolina, Miami, Cincinnati, and Clemson have all been by this spring."

Camara said that he would like to take a few more visit during the summer.

"My commitment is a good commitment," Camara said. "It's going to take a pretty good school to change my mind. I will probably take some visits and go to some camps, though. I'm going to talk with Coach Mangus about that in a couple days."

Camara has been clocked at 4.58-seconds in the 40 yard dash and 4.1-seconds in the pro-shuttle. He also maxed out this spring in the weight room. He benched 275 pounds, squatted 430 pounds, and power cleaned 280 pounds.

He finished his junior season with 110 tackles, seven sacks, and two interceptions.

Camara is a three-star prospect according to 247Sports and has an 84 rating.

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  • TheBigSpur


    While many on here looked at his rating and offer sheet and began to mock the decision to offer, what is truly telling is the schools who have began to take notice of this young man. Some big time schools were beginning to take a sniff about the time he visited and ultimately committed. Says a lot about our coaches to have noticed and jumped on him early. With the early evaluation period beginning and after watching his film, indications are this kid will hear from more quality schools. Glad we picked him up as he seems perfectly suited for the SPUR position. He and Diggs will form a nice one two punch beginning in 2013. Camara could also be a future WLB.....he has the frame to add 20lbs and be a tackling machine.

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