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Alabama’s 2013 recruiting class was flooded with four and five-star running backs. Tyren Jones, Derrick Henry, Altee Tenpenny and Alvin Kamara all signed together.

Off-field mishaps and bad timing offset Jones, Tenpenny and Kamara as all three transferred, leaving Henry as the lone wolf. The junior tailback and Florida native will come face to face with Kamara this weekend as Alabama will host Tennessee at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Kamara attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas (2014) after leaving Alabama.

He totaled 1,466 rushing yards with 21 touchdowns in 15 games. His diversity was strong at Hutchinson, posting 33 catches for 327 receiving yards and five touchdowns out of the backfield. Kamara transferred to Tennessee in the spring of 2015 as a redshirt sophomore.

Kamara stands behind Jalen Hurd on the depth chart, but he has been productive in given opportunities. He enrolled as the No. 2 top JUCO transfer, according to Athlon Sports.

The redshirt sophomore and native Georgian has 255 rushing yards and three touchdowns through six games. Kamara is averaging 5.7 yards per carry on 45 attempts. His goal was to play at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Alabama. Kamara will be in Tuscaloosa this week, but how will he be received? The “Third Saturday in October” match will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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