It’s fitting that the hottest quarterback for the Golden State’s 2018 class has the last name of Rising.
His surname describes him well. Cameron Rising of Newbury Park (Calif.) landed his first scholarship offer during his sophomore season on varsity and hasn’t stopped piling the paper since, proven by his 13 reported FBS offers, including the five recent ones from San Diego State, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and North Carolina, which extended its pledge to him on April 15.
“The feeling [of getting offered] is unlike anything else,” Rising said. “I truly am blessed to be in this situation and I'm just trying to make sure I take all of it in.”
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback comes to prep football games equipped with a rocket right arm and mobility. His knack for throwing the deep ball, escaping pass rushers and burning defenses on option keepers is shown during the first two minutes of his film, below.
With regard to the Cowboys, the Big 12 power has grabbed Rising’s attention because of their prolific spread attack that averaged 39.54 points per game in 2015-16.
“The offense definitely has my attention,” Rising said. “I would say it's extremely intriguing and I could definitely see myself in that offense.”
Another Midwest program that has piqued his interest is the Cornhuskers, particularly the Big 10 program’s rabid but loyal fan base.
“One thing that really stands out to me about Nebraska is how much love the fans show you,” Rising said. “Another thing I like is when I think of Nebraska, I think of a great football program and I love that about UNL.”
Down south, one SEC juggernaut has made a run at landing the 805 signal caller: LSU, which has one of its coaches building an early rapport with Rising.
“I’ve talked to coach Cam Cameron (the offensive coordinator) and our conversations were great,” Rising said. “We talked about a number things, such as his days in the NFL, to the football town to me making a visit. What intrigues me is the fact that LSU has outstanding coaches and outstanding football.”
Rising, who holds a current grade point average of 3.5, recently competed at The Opening’s West Regional held at Redondo Beach earlier in March.
He said he doesn’t plan to attend anymore camps in the foreseeable future as his focus now shifts to preparing for his junior season with the Panthers, who finished 6-5 last season.
As for the possibility of making an early college choice, Rising said “I don't see myself making a decision anytime soon.”