NFTC Columbus: Cameron Burrows

One of the top overall performers at last weekend's Nike Football Training Camp in Columbus was Trotwood-Madison (OH) cornerback Cameron Burrows. He talked about the camp with

The Nike Football Training Camp was held last weekend in Columbus, and one of the top performers was Trotwood-Madison (OH) cornerback Cameron Burrows.

Burrows, 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, earned an invitation to The Opening in Oregon with his impressive showing at the camp.

"It means a lot to me to earn that trip out to Oregon," Burrows stated. "My teammate and good friend, Bam Bradley, went last year and he told me great things about his experience. I've been working hard to get the invite, so this feels really good."

The four-star cornerback committed to Ohio State last winter, and his future Buckeye teammate, Jalin Marshall (Middletown), also received an invitation to The opening.

"I think it's great that Jalin will be going with me, because I know a lot of Michigan, or "Wishigan" as I call them, players will be there too," he added. "We all joke and kid around a lot, because most of the Ohio State and Michigan commits all know each other. We all had a lot of fun this weekend. I know (Michigan commits) Michael McCray and Taco Charlton real well, and I look forward to seeing them out in Oregon. It's all just friendly competition, but when we put the helmets on it will be a different story. Right now, it's all fun."

Burrows also worked out in his defensive backfield group with another Ohio State commit, safety Jayme Thompson of Toledo Central Catholic.

"I think we both performed pretty well, and I was impressed with Jayme," he noted. "For me, I lost some battles and won some battles. It's just like football, where it's all about do you get back up when you've been knocked down? As a defensive back, we have to have short memories. Jayme is going to be a heck of a player, and we both showed our skills."

"Coming out here wasn't just to earn the Oregon invitation though," he continued. "I wanted to come out here and show everybody what I'm all about. I read things people write that I'm overrated, so I came out here to prove them wrong."

As the unofficial spokesperson for the 2013 Buckeye recruiting class, Burrows is actively recruiting other players to join him in Columbus.

"I'm really into the recruiting stuff," Burrows admitted. "I've talked to everybody that's been recruited by Ohio State so far. I talk to all the committed players often as well. There are a couple players I'm working on right now. I'm talking to some wide receivers, like Robert Foster, James Quick and Laquon Treadwell, and those are my main guys right now."

Burrows helped lead Trotwood-Madison to their first-ever state title last season, and he is driven to try to win back-to-back championships.

"It would mean a lot to me to win another state championship," he admitted. "Knowing that growing up, from pee-wee football to now, we have dominated everybody. We need to keep that going. We lost in the state championship game as sophomores, but we came back and won it all last year. We want another one this year."

"I feel it's my job to make sure everybody is on point and on the same page," he stressed. "I have to show a lot of leadership, because I'm the senior leader, and I take that seriously. I can lead by yelling or I can lead by example, and some players respond differently. I just want to win, and feel responsible to do everything I can to help my team succeed."

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