2015 Target: William Cameron

DURHAM, N.C. --- Although William Cameron is verbally committed to West Virginia, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete from Southern High School is still interested in North Carolina, among other schools, and visited the campus recently.

Scouting Report

"He's a very explosive, speedy guy," Southern head coach Darius Robinson said. "Once he gets the ball in space, there's no telling what will happen. Normally it's going to be a long run or a long touchdown, because he's truly a dynamic athlete."

Prep Career

After playing varsity at Raleigh Sanderson as a freshman, Cameron transferred to Southern Durham where he immediately earned a starting spot within its offense. His primary role was running back, rushing 64 times for 582 yards and six touchdowns. But he also played receiver (100 receiving yards) and returned kickoffs. He was most dangerous as a kick returner, taking three of his four returns to pay dirt and accumulating 348 yards.

While helping Southern win the NCHSAA 3AA Title last season, Cameron compiled 1,454 all-purpose yards. Of nearly 1,500 yards, 819 came on just 85 rushes (9.64-yard average) with ten touchdowns. He also scored a touchdown on a reception and three on kick returns. Speaking of kick returns, he averaged 55.3 yards on six attempts.


In mid-November, Cameron verbally committed to West Virginia.

"I committed to West Virginia because I really do like the coaches," Cameron said. "I like the head coach. I like that they have the type of offense that I'd like to run."

In spite of the aforementioned commitment, Cameron has continued to visit other schools.

"I don't know if West Virginia is where I'm going," Cameron said. "So I'm still making visits just to see what I like."

One recent visit Cameron has made was to North Carolina. He attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day in January.

"That actually went pretty good," Cameron said. "They showed us around the campus, we went to the basketball game, they talked to us – so it went pretty good. It was a good experience to go to a basketball game [and] all meet of the coaches"

Cameron also attended "Zero Dark Thursday," UNC's Thursday night home game against Miami last fall. Additionally, he has visited both Duke and NC State. He's considering trips to Auburn, Florida State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

About a month after committing to West Virginia, Wake Forest offered Cameron. East Carolina followed suit a week ago.

"I'm still in the process of just thinking," Cameron said.

Extra Notes

Cameron grew up a fan of Clemson and Florida State… Cameron is also a member of Southern's track-and-field team.

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