QB '10 times better' after camp

Already with an FBS frame, one young quarterback went to Alabama's initial camp to soak in coaching for a few days. He reports is going as planned, and he's on the recruiting radar already.

When the recruiting follower hears about a prospect from West Monroe (La.) High School, Cameron Robinson imediatey comes to mind.

He's the No. 1 offensive line prospect in the class of 2014, and the No. 3 overall player nationally regardless of position.

While his presence in Tuscaloosa was a headliner for Alabama fans, he didn't come alone.

Class of 2016 quarterback prospect Jon Randall Belton is set to be the starter for West Monroe in 2013 as just a sophomore, and he traveled for the four-day camp with his big protector.

"It was great," said the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder. "It was my second time there."

While many were hunting for an offer, Belton wanted to see where he stands early in his prep career and perhaps more important - how he can get better.

"My mechanics are 10 times better then they used to be by them just showing me little things that make a big difference," he said of his experience. "The coaches said they were impressed with me and to keep working hard."

After more praise from the staff, including from Nick Saban, Belton got a bit more of a feel for Tuscaloosa.

"It's amazing," he said. "The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is great. You feel like your part of a family while there.

"It's one of the best places yet."

With the camp behind him and just a local event planed for the rest of the summer, the young quarterback wants to continue working towards offer No. 1.

"Not sure when it's coming, but I hope it is soon!" he said.

Belton says he has plenty to offer a college program.

"I'm a dual-threat QB," he added. "Not scared to stay in the pocket or take one for the team."

As for West Monroe's outlook, he is confident with Robinson protecting him at the helm.

"We're a young team with a big heart," said Belton. "We will have a lot of juniors and sophomores playing but that won't stop us from playing like we do every year."


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