UVa wideout to transfer

Virginia wide receiver Jamil Kamara took to social media on Friday to announce that he’ll be transferring to another program. He is the second wideout to transfer out of UVa this offseason, following Dominique Terrell.

“Received my release today and I would like to announce that I’ll be moving forward and transferring from the University of Virginia,” Kamara said in the post. “It was a tough decision, but I truly believe this is the best option for me.”

Kamara played five games for the Cavaliers as a true freshman last fall. His lone reception came in a win over Richmond.

A native of Virginia Beach, Kamara arrived in Charlottesville as part of the 2014 recruiting class. Formerly a 4-star recruit, he was surrounded by high expectations coming out of Bishop Sullivan Catholic.

Despite minimal playing time as a rookie, Kamara had an opportunity to compete for a starting spot this spring following the departures of graduated senior starters Darius Jennings and Miles Gooch. When the team’s post-spring depth chart was released in April, however, Canaan Severin, Andre Levrone and North Carolina transfer T.J. Thorpe were listed as the starters. Kamara was listed as a co-backup along with junior Keeon Johnson.

After sitting out a transfer year, Kamara will have three years of eligibility remaining.