Fla. QB Camping for UNC Offer

Tyler Cameron is partaking in a six-school camp tour primarily through the Carolinas.

Cameron, a 6-foot-3, 216-pound quarterback from Jupiter (Fla.), will camp at Tennessee on Wednesday, NC State on Friday, Duke on Saturday, Wake Forest on Sunday, North Carolina on June 13, and South Carolina on June 15.

"Tennessee, UNC, and South Carolina, I'm going there to try to earn an offer," Cameron said. "But NC State, Duke, and Wake Forest I'm going there to pretty much check out the school – because I have an offer from all of them – to see if I like it, see if I can get a good feel for all of them, [and] check out the area."

Even though he hasn't received scholarship offers from South Carolina and Tennessee, both schools are heavily recruiting Cameron. UNC, on the other hand, has shown limited interest.

"There really hasn't been much communication [with UNC]," Cameron said. "I've gotten letters in the mail, but that's it. So I'm trying to go over there and prove myself, because I've heard it's a great school. We'll see how it goes. I might as well hit them up while I'm doing this big loop of all the Carolina schools."

After this six-school camp tour, Cameron will participate in a team camp at FAU (June 17-19), and then fly out to Chicago on June 20 where he'll visit Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Purdue.

"This month is going to be busy," Cameron said. "Mainly, I'm going to see all these schools to see how I like it, how I feel about it, and see if they are the right place for me to be at. It's hard to make a decision on a school you've never been to or never seen. If I didn't do all this visiting, I would probably end up somewhere in Florida, no doubt. But I want to go see these schools so that I don't miss anything."

Cameron's travels will continue in July when he participates in the Elite 11 finals.

Cameron kicked off his summer camp tour a week ago at Miami. He has also visited Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and South Florida.

Duke, NC State, and Wake Forest are among the 15 schools that have offered Cameron. His scholarship offer list also includes Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, Purdue, Rutgers, and South Florida.

"To tell you the truth, it's wide open," Cameron said. "I have to see these schools before I can name any leaders."

Cameron, who will graduate from Jupiter in December, is looking to make a verbal commitment "as soon as possible."

"Everyone tells me, ‘As soon as you find your school, it hits you,'" Cameron said. "I'm looking for a place that I'll fall in love with. But really, I don't know my timetable."

Cameron is aware of exactly what he's looking for in a school.

"The big factor is – and I picked this up from my quarterback coach [Eric Kresser], who is an ex-NFL guy that has been through this whole deal – to see who is in front of me, see the guys they have in, and find where I can start and where I can play," Cameron said. "After that, it goes to how I feel about the coaches – what's my comfort level with all them. And then my third big factor is how comfortable I feel living there three, four, five years."

Kresser played at Florida where he backed up Danny Wuerffel before transferring to Marshall. He then spent two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cameron will be a four-year starter at quarterback for Jupiter. During his high school career, he has quarterbacked in three different systems – the Wing-T as a freshman, the spread during his sophomore and junior seasons, and then Kresser installed a pro-style offense this spring.

"The stuff I'm learning from [Kresser] is unbelievable," Cameron said. "He taught me how to call my audibles [and] how to check my reads. I was calling audibles during my spring game – something I've never had to do.

"I feel comfortable in a spread or pro. I can run. But I think pro fits me best. If a spread school is my best opportunity, I'll go there. If [the school runs] the pro, I'll go there."

Cameron's junior season was cut short by a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. In seven games, he completed 52-of-99 passes for 820 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions, and rushed for 478 yards.

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