Denson solid with Arizona

Cameron Denson's recruiting attention has not died down much since his commitment to Arizona. Read on for the status of that commitment, if he will take visits, and more.

The city of Tucson has produced a few top-notch football recruits at the high school level in recent years. Players like Kris O'Dowd, Adam Hall and Ka'Deem Carey are great talents and have all been able to contribute at the college level and, in Carey's scenario, set records.

Salpointe wide receiver Cameron Denson is the latest local prospect to make noise on a national level.

A very athletic and talented receiving prospect, Denson committed to the Wildcats in January and it generated an elevated level of excitement among Arizona fans.

Since that point, Denson has continued to receive attention from numerous programs, but not at the rate he was getting prior to his decision.

"Some have come after, me but not as hard as they were before," Denson said. "Oregon State, ASU, UCLA, and Washington a little."

While rumors have surfaced that Denson may still want to pay visits to other campuses, the Tucson product would like to discuss that with the Wildcats' coaching staff before making a decision on whether he will do so or not.

"I'm not sure yet," Denson said. "I want talk to the UA coaches before I do anything."

Denson will continue to receive attention up until Signing Day as a prospect of his level would. It would be surprising if he wavered, however, as Denson doesn't envision himself backing out of the commitment.

"Something really bad would have to happen," Denson said.

Since Denson committed to Arizona, he has been able to discuss his potential role and impact with head coach Rich Rodriguez.

Rodriguez made it clear that he expects Denson to earn his spot rather than it being handed to him and the Salpointe product appreciated the Rodriguez's honesty.

"When I first committed we talked about it," Denson said. "He told me that nothing would be given to me and I would have to work for it. I liked that.

"He was being straight up with me by saying that I have to work for a starting position and that it's not going to be given to me."

Denson knows there is a possibility that he could play with fellow Tucson product and national rushing champ Ka'Deem Carey. He believes that two highly-touted Tucson natives on the same roster could be very exciting for fans in Tucson and big for the future of high school football prospects in the Tucson area.

"It's great for the city to see in-city talent stay home and possibly be successful," Denson said. "It gives more hope to the city that local talent will stay home and be successful also."

Living in town has given Denson the opportunity to attend Arizona practices. While spring isn't very telling of what to expect come September, Denson believes the team is on the path to success.

"They have a lot of work to do," Denson said. "They still have to learn the system with a new quarterback coming in. I believe the coach has them going in the right direction, though. They could possibly do better than they did last year."

While there may be some uncertainty about the upcoming season, Denson sees the program's progress under Rodriguez.

With the type of talent present on the roster and the coaching staff that is in place, Denson believes UA is on the verge of something special, which is why he has ultimately decided to stay home for college.

"That's why I wanted to go there," Denson said. "I want to be one of the first people to win the Rose Bowl. I want to be a part of that.

"I kind of want make a legacy instead of going somewhere that a legacy has already been filled and following in someone else's footsteps."


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