Cameron Colvin Returns from Miami

Concord, Calif. De La Salle standout receiver <b>Cameron Colvin</b> returned home from his trip to the University of Miami Football Camp. We caught up with Cameron at home and he told us about his experience, and how it effects his choice of schools.

When I first called Colvin's (STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 188 lbs., 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 13 bench press reps. … 2.3 GPA/16 ACT) home Wednesday afternoon, he was out but I was able to speak with his Godfather and Guardian, Jay Lighter.

How was the trip?

"It was a good trip, it's pretty far but we had a nice time. You know Cameron was MVP of the camp. We like the facilities there and the coaching staff treated us very well. They offered Cameron a scholarship while he was there. We really didn't go there for that so it was nice. I think Cameron just wanted to show the Miami coaches that he could play."

So how does Cameron's list of schools look now?

"He still has Michigan on top. He is definitely looking forward to making an official visit there. We'll have to set something up after his summer school ends August 13th. We're also seriously considering going up to the game when Michigan comes out to play Oregon (Sept. 20). We're looking forward to that. For now though we're going to keep our options open."

There have been some conflicting reports on exactly who is going to make the decision about where Cameron attends school, can you please clear that up for our readers?

"The decision is up to Cameron. Of course I will have an influence as a parent-figure but the final decision is up to Cameron, if he decides he wants to go to Michigan than he's going to Michigan. We're planning to come see him wherever he goes."

How are Cameron's grades?

"Oh he's bringing them back up. He's a bright kid and with his mother passing last year it took a toll on him and his grades dropped a bit, but he's getting them back now and is taking summer school. He knows he has to do well in the classroom to get into a good school."

Cameron called me back about an hour later and this is what he had to say about the trip.

Tell me about your camp experience.

"It was real hot there and it rained. But we got our drills in during the day so it was alright. I got to meet Lavelle Hawkins and Early Doucet and we palled around a lot."

What did the Miami coaches tell you?

"They told me they liked me and that there was a place for me at Miami, and that I would look good in a UM uniform."

Did you receive an offer?

"Yes, they offered me while I was at the camp."

What are your top schools now?

"Not a lot has changed, I still like Michigan, Miami, USC, Florida State, and LSU. Michigan is still the top school but there isn't an order for the rest of them. I talked to Coach Carroll at SC and they said they were thinking of moving Whitney Lewis to running back. I guess he's bigger now and they want to try him there. I can't believe they'd take the top wide receiver on the west coast and make him a running back though, so we'll have to see what happens there."

What are your plans for the summer?

"That was my last camp. I'm going to concentrate on summer school and getting my grades up, and my football. That's it."

How are your grades?

"I'm bringing them back up. I'm taking Spanish and English in summer school."

Do you plan to visit Michigan?

"Yes, we're going to set up a visit in August, right after summer school ends on the 13th."

What factors are going to influence your decision?

"Good academics and a good football team. I want to major in business so I'll be looking for a good business school."

When will you make your decision?

"I'm going to take all five visits and think hard about what I want to do. I will probably wait until Signing Day though."

Do you talk to Matt Guiterrez?

"Matt was out here about three weeks ago for a graduation dinner for Maurice Drew. We got to throw the ball around a little and he told me how he loved it at Michigan. He told me to stay focused on what I was doing here and to make sure I looked real hard at Michigan."

What are you looking forward to most this coming season?

"I'm looking forward to seeing how our team develops this year. We lost a big player in Drew so it will be interesting to see how that works out. How many good guys are we going to have this year and who steps up."

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