Mason Camping for Offers

Marietta (GA) Lassiter quarterback Hutson Mason feels like the scholarship offers are about to start rolling in after performing well at a few college camps.

Marietta (GA) Lassiter quarterback Hutson Mason feels like the scholarship offers are about to start rolling in after performing well at a few

"I've been telling reporters that the Georgia and Alabama camps have showed how much I've improved just over the past six weeks," said Mason. "I think I really impressed coach Bobo at Georgia and coach McElwain at Alabama with how much better I am now from when they saw me in the spring. Coach Bobo told me that he believes I can play SEC football, and he said they could offer me in a week or so but they just offered a 2011 quarterback so I don't know about that.

"Coach McElwain also said I'm right there for an offer. They have a quarterback committed, and I think they want to take one more so I feel like I have a good shot at landing an offer from them too.

Mason is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 47 quarterback in the country by As a junior he passed for over 3,700 yards and 31 touchdowns for Lassiter and already holds offers from Iowa and Georgia Southern among others. He just camped at Iowa on Monday and left pleased with the experience.

"I just left Iowa [on Monday], and it was great," said Mason. "I had an in-depth meeting with coach O'Keefe for a couple of hours and we talked about a lot of things. We discussed potential playing time if I went there and why I'm interested in Iowa.

"That meeting stood out the most to me. We really looked at the offense and his philosophy. I feel like I could fit in there if it's where I picked."

Mason is far from done with camps. He camped at Indiana today and will be at Purdue on Wednesday. Friday he'll attend a one-day camp at North Carolina before attending a one-day camp at NC State on Saturday, June 20th. Next week he's scheduled to camp at Troy and East Carolina.

How did he perform at today's camp at Indiana?

"I threw the ball really well, and Indiana offered me a scholarship," said Mason. "Coach Lynch offered me right after lunch. He said that I was too good to leave their camp without an offer and he wanted to get it to me before I headed over to Purdue and the other camps because they think things are about to pick up for me. They liked my arm strength, and he said they really like my upside.

"I really believe that if I keep throwing like I've been I can go to all of these camps and leave with offers. I've put in a lot of work over the past six weeks and it's paying off. I'm 6'3 now and my dad is 6'5 so I still think I'm growing and have a lot of upside. I'm just confident right now heading into all the camps."

One school that has recruited Mason hard is North Carolina.

"I have a great relationship with coach Shoop at North Carolina," said Mason. "I really think if I have a good camp they will offer me a scholarship. I'm not saying they'll do that early though. They took Donovan Tate from Georgia in this past class, and I think he will probably go pro in baseball. Coach Shoop said that if he did I could be getting a call from them."

Another school in the mix is NC State. Mason's center at Lassiter, Camden Wentz, inked with the Wolfpack in February and is in his ear. However, it appears NC State isn't recruiting him as hard as the other schools right now, but he knows that could change with a strong camp performance.

"NC State is really one of the schools I haven't heard as much from," said Mason. "I've been talking with coach Andy McCollum, and I'm going up to their camp because they don't offer any kids until they camp, but they haven't been recruiting me as hard as some other schools. I haven't heard much from coach Bible, but I think he could be one of those old school coaches.

"Hopefully I can go up there and keep things going well because if I throw good they could offer me a scholarship. Camden is definitely in my ear about NC State. He keeps telling me that if they offer I have to go there with him."

Don't expect a quick decision from Mason.

"I don't know when I will make a decision," he said. "It probably depends on how these camps go. If I pick up a couple of offers I might could hold off until the beginning of my football season, but I think if so that would be the latest by far."

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