One of the top gun-slingers on the West Coast is Newbury Park (Calif.) sophomore quarterback Cameron Rising. The talented Golden State quarterback had a breakout season this past year throwing for 3,213 yards, 40 touchdown passes as well as rushing for 756 yards and another 12 scores.
His great season grabbed the attention of many programs around the country including the Wolverines, who recently extended an offer out to him.
“My coach talked to (Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers) Coach (Jedd) Fisch and then my coach told me that I just got a offer,” Rising told The Michigan Insider. “It seemed surreal to be offered by one of the best college football programs ever. Like, I still can't believe it.”
Rising wasn't shy in detailing his interest for the Wolverines, either. Being from the state of California, Rising knows U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh's work as a NFL head coach very well.
“I’m extremely interested," Rising said. "I mean back when Coach Harbaugh was coaching the 49ers, I wanted to play for him and to have the opportunity to really do it is unreal. I like the history and the coaches a lot. I've never been but Ann Arbor seems like a very nice place. Absolutely like to visit them.”
The 6-3, 180-pound sophomore quarterback sits as an early four-star recruit with offers from Washington State, California, Oregon State, Fresno State, Houston, Arizona State, Arizona and now Michigan. Still, he is open with no favorites at the moment.
With the new offer presented to him from the Wolverines, Rising is very intrigued at the chance to learn and play in Harbaugh’s offense.
“I like his coaching style and one thing that really stands out is how (Colin) Kaepernick and then (Jake) Rudock played,” said Rising. “Two different quarterbacks and he was able to adjust to them. They excelled in his offense. That’s one thing I like. I absolutely think I could excel in his offense.”
Despite the big numbers Rising put up in his sophomore campaign, he’s still not satisfied from this past season.
"My stats are amazing, but they don’t mean that much to me because I didn’t win a championship,” said Rising.