Schroeder tracking future team's success

One of the biggest commits on the board in 2014 is California O-lineman Kameron Schroeder. The 6-foot-6, 275 pound tackle has been following his future team extensively this year, and Duke's success has gone a long way toward solidifying his commitment.

"I've been following Duke all season," said Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks OT Kameron Schroeder. "The win against Miami was a great win and a big step forward I thought. The next step is to continue in that directions, and with the recruiting class we have put together, the future looks really bright."

Schroeder, who picked Duke over offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Washington State, has taken some official visits after the pledge to Duke, but says he's firmly set on becoming a Blue Devil.

"I'm looking forward to getting to Duke, and I talk to Coach Latina once a week at this point. I believe the playbook and workout plans will be getting here soon. They are projecting me to play left tackle."

After a likely redshirt year, the 6-foot-6, 275 pounder says he's looking forward to getting on the field and contributing for the Devils, but knows it'll be tough.

"I just need to get bigger and stronger while making sure I am working to constantly improve my technique as well."

With his high school career over, and no Spring Football to look forward to, how hard will it be to stay in shape and prepare for the transition to college football?

"It's tough, and I know it'll take a lot of training and dedication. You know there are times you would much rather go and hang out with friends, or sleep in, but you just cannot afford to miss a workout - not if you want to be your best. Being able to not really play for a while is a challenge…it's a challenge to not put on pads and to go with full contact, but it'll just make it that much better when I am finally back out there."

As he's watched his future program enjoy a number of programing defining victories, does Schroeder see a common thread in the team's turnaround?

"I think it's clear that everyone has bought in. Against Miami they did a great job running the ball, and I was excited for them. I feel everyone is willing to put in the work to win. It was such great win and step forward for Duke football, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Schroeder is ranked as the nation's No. 63 offensive tackle according to Scout.com


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