Clinton (Miss.) sophomore athlete Cam Akers is not your one trick pony, as evidenced by his ability to excel at multiple positions on the gridiron. His impressive skill-set has attracted offers from a number of programs, including Michigan which added its name to his ledger Tuesday.
“My coach just told me I had the offer and I said alright with a big smile on my face,” Akers told The Michigan Insider. “It is truly a blessing getting a Michigan offer. Everybody does not get that opportunity. I was real happy because they have been good for a long time and will always be good. They are one of the greatest college teams of all time. They sent the quarterback (Devin Gardner) to the league for wide receiver and I know they send people every year. They have good academic programs and it’s just a good school in general.”
“I’m definitely interested,” Akers later added. “I like them because the reasons (for) the academics and football wise. They are good at both, so that is a big upside. I definitely want to take a visit there and I’m sure I will.”
Though just a sophomore, Akers’ offer list is already inching closer to the double digit mark. Interest from new suitors seems is growing by the day.
“My recruitment is going nice,” said Akers. “I picked up a few offers coming out of my 9th grade year and then it was slow from that point on. Now, it is starting to pick up. I know I will be taking trips to Mississippi and Ole Miss. I know I am also going to camps this summer to Georgia, Florida State and Alabama for sure.”
One primary messages the Magnolia State star hopes to get across to all coaches courting him is his openness to playing wherever he’s needed.
“At my school, I play quarterback, so I have been working on my craft like accuracy,” said Akers. “I still have been training at running back and defensive back. It is easy for me (to perform well at all the positions). I am an athlete and I don’t want to be limited to just running back because I can play anything.”