Another Cameron Cougar?

Colby Cameron is the younger brother of current BYU basketball player Jordan Cameron. A junior at Newbury Park High School in southern California, Colby is looking to play football at the next level. The 6-foot-3 170-pound quarterback was recently named first team all-league and second team all-Ventura County.

"I threw for about 2,400 yards, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions," Colby Cameron said. "I recently just quit basketball to focus on football. I need to put on weight and work on my football skills."

Cameron said he plans on attending the Air 7 Camp for quarterbacks and plans on making the rounds this summer to college camps.

"I will visit BYU, Utah, UCLA, Cal, and possibly USC," Cameron said. "Right now, I'm getting letters from Cal, UCLA, Utah, BYU and Arizona."

Even though Newbury Park only finished 4-6, Cameron was a bright spot on the team and looks to have a big senior year. In one game this year, Cameron threw for 360 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions against Westlake High School.

"My strengths on the football field are my athletic ability," Cameron said. "I move around well, and I'm a leader. I want to improve my football smarts. I want to be able to make decisions quicker."

Randy Taylor who is a high school football scout for scout.com said this about Cameron: "Colby's kind of a gun slinger; he's a thin kid that looks fearless and is always looking to make a play. The problem with that is it leads to holding the ball too long and taking some sacks. On the other hand, it can lead to big plays. He spins it pretty well, with good velocity and gets rid of the ball quickly. Cameron has a good upside because he can move around in the pocket and shows some quickness. He's a work in progress with talent."

Cameron said his top 4 schools at this point are UCLA, Cal, Utah, and BYU.

Jordan Cameron – who is redshirting this year for BYU basketball – told Colby to keep his options open and look around. Jordan did say that he would love for Colby to join him at BYU.

"Jordan really likes BYU," Colby said. "He said it's a cool environment. He is planning on going on his mission after the semester is over."

Colby was at the BYU-Utah football game this year, and gave his thoughts.

"I'm not a diehard BYU fan," Cameron said, "but I've watched some of their games this year. I like the way they play, but I like Utah too. I just want to get my school paid for."

For more info on Colby visit http://www.toacorn.com/news/2006/1026/sports/097.html


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