Recruiting Video of Kalvaraz Bessent

Recruiting Profile of Alabama commitment Kalvaraz Bessent

By Dave Friedman

Before the start of this season, the football program at Camden County High School in Georgia had gone 158-18 over a 13 span including three state titles. They send dozens of players to BCS schools every year. Former Ravens first round pick Travis Taylor went to Camden County. The Seahawks selected former Wildcats guard Ryan Seymour in April’s draft. On September 13, Camden County beat Beach High 91-6. The team’s star player this year is cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent. He committed to Alabama in March.

Kalvaraz Bessent with his father in this photograph from Twitter. Bessent is a top recruit committed to Alabama.
Kalvaraz Bessent with his father in this photograph from Twitter. Bessent is a top recruit committed to Alabama.
“If Kal is one thing, he’s smooth,” said first year Camden County head coach Welton Coffey. “In conversation, and on the field, there is an ease to it. He’s smooth.”

At just under six feet tall, and between 175 and 180 pounds, Kalvaraz Bessent can do just about anything asked of him according to Coffey.

“He does all of the little things correctly,” said Coffey. “It is easy to rest on talent, he doesn’t do that. He gets down in a stance, comes out of breaks well, breaks on the football, and has great hands. We play him at halfback sometimes, and he averages six yards per carry. When somebody tries a double-move on him, he’s disciplined. They don’t attack him. He comes up with big plays.”

Coffey, who was promoted from offensive coordinator at Camden County, taught Bessent in history class both as a ninth and 11th grader. He says that Bessent is smart, not only on the field, but in the way he goes about things as an athlete and a student.

“He’s done a good job maintaining a solid GPA and is working to improve his test scores,” said Coffey. “He’s not afraid to ask for help. He’s diligent. He knows that people are watching him and he wants to be a good leader. He leads through his actions.”

By nature Kalvaraz Bessent tends to be low key, and every 17 year old has a lot to learn when they transition from high school ball to the college game according to Coffey. He expects that Alabama will try to add some weight to Bessent’s frame and polish his technique. Coffey expects Bessent to compete the day he arrives in Tuscaloosa.

Kalvaraz Bessent received offers from half the SEC plus Florida State, Ohio State, and North Carolina. He is a consensus four star recruit widely regarded as one of the top 20 corners in the class.