Ex-Alabama RB Alvin Kamara commits to Tennessee

Tennessee got some good news on the recruiting front over the weekend, landing a commitment from Alvin Kamara, one of the top junior college prospects in the 2015 class.

Kamara transferred from Alabama in January and joined the program at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College with plans of returning to a power conference school in 2015. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound four-star prospect from Norcross, Ga., will have three years of eligibility when he joins the Vols.

Kamara's brief time with Alabama included a knee injury at the beginning of the season and two different suspensions. Though he never saw the field, Kamara told 247Sports in March that any drama surrounding the transfer was likely overblown

"There are no hard feelings with me and Alabama,” Kamara said. “A lot of people had a negative perception on me because I was not playing. People were saying I was a cancer to the team, I was a crybaby, I was not playing, so I was not all in — this and that.

“Really, with me not playing, it kind of gave me a way to look at it from a different perspective. Not playing made me sit back and think about, ‘You really have to work for this.’ It kind of humbled me.”

Tennessee fans are hoping that Kamara can be as impactful as another recent transfer from Hutchinson Community College: former Vols wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. 

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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