Salpointe Catholic 2014 athlete Cameron Denson is one of the most highly regarded offensive players to ever come out of Tucson, but he will start his college career on the defensive side of the ball.
“The plan right now is for me to get the reps with the defensive guys at cornerback,” Denson said. “There isn’t quite the depth at that position that there is at the wide receiver position. I’m down to do what is needed because I want to get out there and contribute.
“Plus, I think my size and skills help me in this area. I’m naturally quick in and out of my cuts and then playing the receiver position for so long, it helps me anticipate what the pattern of the wide receiver might be.”
Although Denson believes he is a natural on the defensive side of the ball, he knows it might be a short stay.
“The plan is to get me back on the other side of the ball, maybe as soon as this offseason," he said. "I always played that side of the ball and when I get the ball in my hands I always feel like something special could happen.
"I’m training on one side of the ball, but I’m also looking toward the other side as well. I trust the coaches.”
It was this trust that led Denson to become a Wildcat.
“The coaches are cool," Denson said. "They are honest with you and I appreciate that. They also want to win games in the process. As a player, all you can ask for is that.
“I've also wanted to represent this city in college football, and the fact that you have a staff like this here made it all the easier to commit.”