The Waiting Game Is Over for 2018 Tailback Cameron Myers

The initial scholarship offer has arrived for 2018 Plant City (Fla.) Durant ball carrier, Cameron Myers.

It has been somewhat of a gut-wrenching process with offers being handed out nearly each time you refresh Twitter, but the wait is finally over for Cameron Myers.

Myers, who amassed nearly 1,000 all-purpose yards and a dozen touchdowns during the 2016 season, now has the opportunity to stay put in Hillsborough County after receiving an offer from South Florida on Monday.

A product of Plant City (Fla.) Durant, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Myers was offered to play running back for the nearby Bulls.

"I've been waiting on this moment for a long time," Myers said. "It's been discouraging watching local players in my area being offered scholarships while I was just waiting and staying patient.

"It's a relief to get my first offer out the way, and I'm excited to see what else God has in store for me. Now it's time to work even harder."

Shaun King, a former NFL signal-caller and Super Bowl champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is the staff member who presented Myers with the life-changing news.

"Shaun King, the USF running backs coach, visited my school (Monday) and really liked my film. He then attended my practice and told my coaches he'd like to offer me.

"After practice, I texted him to verify the offer and he made it official."

USF made a major splash in 2016 by setting a number of single-season records on offense, including total yards, rushing yards and total touchdowns, and Myers certainly took notice.

"I liked the Marlon Mack and Quinton Flowers duo last year," Myers said. "They are two extremely dangerous players and could really play ball. I'd like to see what USF has in store for us next year.

"I'm also a huge fan of Charlie Strong, and I looked up to him when he coached at UF. I'd love to meet him sometime."

Myers says offensive versatility has played a pivotal role in his exposure among additional colleges, including Colorado StateToledoUCF and Middle Tennessee State.

"The fact that I can play wide receiver and running back helps me out a lot," Myers said. "My elusiveness, both in the hole and in the open field, also puts a bonus on my name. A lot of coaches like how long I am, and my ability to get skinny to fit through small holes.

"Lastly, I'm a coachable athlete and I will take advantage of any opportunity to better myself both as a student, and as a football player."

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Myers' recruitment. 

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