Recruit Profile: Cameron Ely

At the moment BYU and California quarterback Cameron Ely share a mutual awareness of each other. As recruiting season heats up and Letter of Intent Day approaches, will the relationship between Ely and BYU exceed simple familiarity?

The sky is the limit for San Marcos high school QB Cameron Ely. Take one look at his game film on and you will see he has a lot of potential.

Coaches have asked him not to comment on scholarship offers, but he did give a list of schools he is still considering. In no particular order: Colorado St., Tennessee, Iowa, Washington, North Carolina, ASU, BYU, and Virginia.

"My season just ended last week," Ely said. "So I am going to sit down this week too decide all 5 of my official visits and unofficial visits."

At 6'6", 220 lbs, Ely runs a 4.76 forty and just turned 17 years old.

"Ideally I want to red shirt a year, and learn the system," Ely said. "I feel like I'm young and I have a lot of potential to grow and do well in any system. The most important thing for me is to find the school that fits me best. I feel like I can beat out any QB in front of me."

Ely, who is an outstanding student and a very energetic and nice kid, said that BYU really interest him even though he is not LDS.

"BYU is known for great QB's," Ely said. "Steve Young played there and I love Jim McMahon, he is just a wild guy. But I have friends who are Mormon that I hang out with and go to BYU, and they are great people. I think BYU is different because they just have different standards. I think I'll take an unofficial visit there."

Ely has not had contact with BYU coaches directly but has gotten letters and said his high school coach has talked to them.

This season Ely threw for 1,900 yards with 13 touchdowns and broke 10 school records. He played at the same High School as Colorado St. alumni Bradlee Van Pelt.

"I worked out with [Van Pelt] this summer, and Colorado St. is a great school because I think they helped make him the great QB that he was," Ely said. will follow up with Ely to find out where he will take his visits and what school he will play for.

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