St. Thomas Aquinas head man John White talks about Mississippi State signee Cameron Dantzler

Most high school players dream of a high school career similar to the one recorded by St. Thomas Aquinas All-Stater Cameron Dantzler. Dantzler led the Falcons to a 12-1 mark on the season earning post season honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as well as every other publication in the region. Now officially headed to Mississippi State, Dantzler bring the praise and pride of his high school coach John White.

Dantzler ran for 1,901 yards and 26 touchdowns to go along with 1,381 passing yards and 11 scoring strikes as a high school senior. As Dantzler went so did the Falcons.

"He makes plays, big plays," Coach White said of Dantzler. "He is just a dynamic football player who can do some special things with the ball in his hands. In high school, a guy like Cam needs to have the ball in his hands. He can do so many things and he did so much for us. I just can't say enough about what he meant to our football team this year."

White did his best to ensure Dantzler touched the football nearly every play as the Falcons' quarterback, but the athletic three star is expected to flip over and play on the defensive side of the ball once he gets to Starkville.

"He's going to be a boundary corner for them once he gets to Mississippi State," White said. "He's long and athletic, but he can really run too. He's a 4.5 guy in the 40, so he can cover. He has great length and size too. He has what people are looking for in a corner and I think he's going to have a special career.

"We didn't play him a lot on defense this year, because we asked him to do so many other things. He played some DB for us and he did a great job when he had those opportunities."

Coach White believes that Dantzler has the intangible qualities to make him a great addition to the Mississippi State student and the Bulldog locker room.

"Cam is the kind of person that has a personality that attracts other people," White explained. "He is a great leader, but he is the kind of guy who leads by example. He's not going to be that kind of guy that gets into another guys face on the field, but he's going to do the right things. 

"He is a special player and a special person. I can't wait to see what all he does. I know it's going to take some time for him to get adjusted to a new system and a new place, but I believe he's going to do some good things."

Dantzler chose the Bulldogs prior to his senior campaign and remained True Maroon throughout the recruiting process only officially visiting Mississippi State. The Hammond, Louisiana product elected to make the drive to Starkville to commit to Coach Dan Mullen in person effectively bringing an end to his college recruitment.


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