Rutgers In the Mix For Jupiter Quarterback

Jupiter (Fla.) High quarterback Tyler Cameron missed half of his junior season with a shoulder injury, but he still holds seven offers and is getting plenty of interest. Cameron spoke to about his recruitment, his contact with Rutgers and what he thinks about each of the schools to offer him.

A torn labrum in his throwing shoulder limited Jupiter (Fla.) High quarterback Tyler Cameron to seven games as a junior, but it didn't stop seven schools from offering him.

The question is how many schools will add their names to the list after watching the lefty in spring practice in May.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Cameron already holds an offer from Rutgers, but he will wait until after the spring evaluation period to set up his summer visitation plans.

"I already plan to go to camp in Georgia, and I plan to go to many more," Cameron said. "I plan to figure it out by the end of the spring to see where I'm at with all the colleges. Once I have a good idea of who is really interested in me, that's when I'll figure out where I'm going to."

However, he is already building a strong relationship with the Rutgers staff, particularly coach Greg Schiano.

"I talk with the coaches quite a bit," Cameron said. "They're all great people and coach Schiano is a great guy. I talk to him quite a bit. It would be a good place to play."

As a junior, Cameron completed 52 of 99 passes for 821 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran 100 times for 478 yards and six touchdowns before tearing the labrum in his left shoulder in the seventh game, and that brought on a number of offers.

In addition to Rutgers, Cameron also holds offers from Marshall, Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Boston College, Louisville and Illinois. This spring he already visited Miami twice and took a trip to South Florida, but he said it is too early to start thinking about favorites.

"I don't have any standing out right now," he said. "Everyone is equal. I'm just going to find a place where I have a fair shot at playing the most, and see where it goes from there."

An interesting aspect of Cameron's development is a chance in offensive philosophy.

After running a spread offense the last two years, Jupiter is moving a pro-style offense under new coordinator Eric Kresser, a former Florida quarterback who transferred to Marshall before spending a year with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cameron provided some thoughts on each of the schools to offer:

Marshall: "(Assistant) coach (Tony) Petersen keeps in my ear every day about that would be a good place, and maybe I could go there and play early. I speak with all the coaches quite a bit. I feel strong about the school."

Illinois: "I met (assistant) coach (Jeff) Brohn. He came to my practice and really liked me. I talked to him on the phone a couple of times. I just think he's a great guy, so that might be a good place for me to go."

Boston College: "I haven't really talked to them much. I just have my offer. I really don't know much about them. I'd like to know more."

Florida Atlantic: "That's right next door to home. That would be a nice place to play. We'll just see."

South Florida: "I feel like I have a good bond with coach (Peter) Vaas, the quarterbacks coach. I've seen him quite a bit and been to their campus quite a bit. I feel really comfortable over there."

Louisville: "I feel it's a good program. It's up-and-coming. I really like coach (Charlie) Strong. I've always been a big fan of his, especially when he was at UF. I know when they lost him, he was going to do something big. That place can be on the rise, I think."

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