Checking in with Kameron Schroeder

In the world of high major recruiting, an early commit doesn't always hold up. And while Elk Grove (Calif.) offensive tackle Kameron Schroeder verbally committed back in March, there are a couple of schools continuing to push for his signature.

He committed back in March, and he's stuck with that commitment ever since. However, some of the schools on the West Coast are working hard to flip Kameron Schroeder's commitment away from Duke, and the Blue Devil coaching staff is working to counter those efforts.

"I'm in contact with the Duke coaching staff around five times a week," said Schroeder. "I mostly talk with Coach Latina, Coach Cutcliffe, and Coach Faris."

After picking Duke over offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, and Washington State, Schroeder has continued to hear from some of those programs, and two of them are working to get the three star prospect on campus.

"Right now I know I am visiting Duke on September 14th for the Georgia Tech game. Two other visits are in the process of being set up with Arizona State and Oregon State as well."

The Duke visit will serve as a chance for the Blue Devils to continue to solidify their position, and have already spoken about how they see the California native fitting in next year.

"Right now I play offensive tackle and defensive end for my high school team, but Duke has recruited me to play left tackle. I'd say my biggest strengths at this time are my athleticism and my ability to finish plays out. I think that will translate to the next level."

It's a trait that Duke seems to have also identified early on.

"Coach Cutcliffe said he saw athleticism, aggressiveness, and an ability to finish in me. He also said liked that I am a high caliber academic student and high character football player."

As his senior season gets underway, Schroeder says there are still things he wants to work on, however.

"I am looking to improve my leadership skills and to continue to refine some of the more finite points of my technique. Of course you can always be bigger, faster, and stronger as well. For the next level I feel that I am continued to refine things and I'll need to take my work ethic, competitiveness, athleticism, and aggressiveness to Duke."

With the recruiting process still simmering, Schroeder hasn't quite reached the finish line yet. However, he has had enough time to gain some perspective and to appreciate the process he's navigated to date.

"I'd say my best memories would include getting my first scholarship offer the day after my birthday from Idaho, and then receiving my offer to Duke in Coach Cutcliffe's office with both of my parents in the room. That Duke offer really stuck out to me because of the genuine nature of the coaching staff and their high academic standards."

Schroeder is considered a three star prospect by, and the nation's No. 58 offensive tackle by

He measures out at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds. His most updated weight room numbers include a bench press max of 315 pounds, a squat max of 395 pounds, and a power clean max of 265 pounds. Schroeder reports a personal best forty time of 5.07 seconds.

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