Cameron Fordham learned about LSU at an early age from when his father, Jeff, played for the Tigers in the 1980’s.
Cameron’s affinity for LSU reached new heights back in June when he was offered a scholarship by head coach Les Miles and accepted it the next day.
This weekend, Cameron made his official visit to LSU and one word sums up his experience.
“Solid, it was a solid weekend,” said Cameron. “I loved bonding with the players and hanging with the coaches all weekend. All of the coaches had their families there and it was a good family atmosphere. It gives you a good look at what LSU is all about.”
Cameron spent plenty of time with other members of the 2010 class including D.J. Welter, Jordan Allen and Travis Dickson, to name a few. He also enjoyed hanging out with the current Tigers, including T-Bob Hebert, Tyler Edwards, Matt Branch, Chris Garrett and Chase Clement, amongst others.
Cameron also spent plenty of time with someone he hopes is a member of the 2010 class in South Carolina-native Justin Parker.
“Me and Justin got real close at the O/D bowl and are good friends,” said Cameron. “I hope he comes here and I honestly think he might come here. He’s been hanging with Kelvin Sheppard ever since he got here on Saturday night and he’s been loving it.”
While there was no suspense or drama surrounding Fordham’s commitment to LSU he still spent plenty of time with LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and tight ends coach Don Yanowsky.
Cameron was a standout tight end and defensive end for Duluth (Ga.) Northview but is projected to move to center at LSU due to his athleticism and blocking ability. After this weekend, that still looks to be the plan, but the LSU staff knows that they will have some options after the impressive showing that the three-star prospect had in the Offense-Defense Bowl as a fullback and tight end.
“It’s really kind of up in the air after O/D,” said Cameron, who stands 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. “Center is a great possibility but it depends on how big I get. I really think center is a place I could be real successful at, though.”