Cameron Considering Options

At 6 feet 3 inches and 175 pounds, quarterback Colby Cameron from Newbury Park, Calif. has received a lot of early attention. A lot of the interest is local, but he's also hearing from some out-of-state programs. TBS caught up with Cameron to learn of which schools are after him and which of those schools he has at the top of his list.

"I'm just getting a lot of letters right now," said Cameron. "A lot of Pac-10 schools along with BYU and Utah are sending me letters. I've also met with a lot of coaches and recruiters from the schools who are sending me stuff."

The chief interest in Cameron is coming from Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Utah and BYU. Cameron has no offers as of yet, but is hopeful that an offer will come his way.

At this early stage Cameron doesn't list a favorite, noting that he's pretty wide open in regards to which school he'd like to play for most. Incidentally, Cameron's brother, Jordan, is a member of BYU's basketball team.

"I didn't really grow up a fan of any school," said Cameron. "I started to like USC this past year, but I'm not really a fan of any school, so that's probably not going to play into which school I'll play for."

Cameron recently attended a junior day function at Arizona, where he observed their spring game. Cameron came back impressed with the school and the facilities.

"It was a lot of fun," said Cameron. "Nothing really jumped out at me. I was impressed with the program, the facilities, and the coaching staff is really cool. I'm going to visit some other schools and compare them with Arizona."

Cameron states that no particular school is recruiting him most, although he's received a lot of recent attention from the University of Utah.

"I just talked to their coaches yesterday," said Cameron. "I really like Utah. Both Utah and BYU are attractive to me because I'm Mormon, so attending those schools would be good because of the atmosphere. I like Utah's coaches a lot. They're just really cool guys."

At Newbury Park, Cameron runs a spread offense similar to what is run at Utah, which is something that is also attractive to him. He threw for 24 touchdowns a year ago.

"It's very similar," said Cameron regarding Utah's offense. "They go single-back a lot, which we also do and run the same plays. It's an offense I could fit into well. I want to go to a school that throws the ball a lot and that's what Utah does."

Cameron mentioned that throwing the football is something that also attracts him to BYU, knowing of their great passing tradition. Although he's interested in BYU, he hasn't had the same level of contact with them.

"I just pretty much know their assistant coach who is recruiting me, Barry Lamb," said Cameron. "I'd definitely like to visit the school and talk to the other coaches there. I was impressed with how BYU did last year and would definitely like to find out more about the program."

Although Cameron is LDS he doesn't have definite mission plans. "We'll just see how it works out," said Cameron. "I don't have definite plans either way."

Cameron's summer plans include attending some Nike camps at Stanford and UCLA, but he doesn't currently plan on going to camps out-of-state.

"I want to visit Utah here soon," said Cameron. "Coaches there are trying to set up an unofficial visit with me and maybe I'll take a look at BYU as well."

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