Camara Plans spring After Adding First Offer

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — Bay Shore SHS (Bay Shore, N.Y.) LB/DE Ousmane Camara recently added his first Division I scholarship offer and expects recruiting to heat up during the spring evaluation period. Midway through a solid showing at the Schuman NUC East Five-Star Showcase, Camara spoke about his rise in recruitment and relationship with Rutgers.

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — Rutgers continues to recruit many top players at linebacker and defensive end and Bay Shore SHS (Bay Shore, N,Y,) talent Ousmane Camara is in frequent contact with the staff.

Camara could play anywhere from linebacker to defensive end to tight end in college and has a Rutgers visit on tap for the spring game, April 28. Originally from Irvington, N.J., Camara has positive thoughts on Rutgers from when he camped there last summer.

"I like it a lot," he said. "I'm originally from Jersey, so it sort of felt like home when I was there. I liked Rutgers a lot."

Camara got to know new coach Kyle Flood last year while at the Rutgers camp and is excited to meet the rest of the staff when he visits campus.

"I like the program a lot," Camara said. "Coach Flood was my recruiting coach before he got the head-coaching job and I talk to [tight ends coach Darnell Dinkins]. He said they like me a lot.

"[Flood] is a really cool guy. I went to camp last year and he really worked me a lot."

At the Schuman NUC East Five-Star Showcase, Camara worked as a linebacker, but schools are also recruiting the 6-foot-2, 245-pound athlete at defensive end and tight end. He has no preference.

"I can really play whatever," he said. "A scholarship's a scholarship."

Camara recently added his first Division I scholarship offer from Purdue to go along with his James Madison offer. Thinking academics first, the Puirdue offer excited Camara.

"It's awesome," he said. "I know a lot about them. They have a good engineering program and that's what I want to major in when I go to college. I like a lot."

During the spring evaluation period, he is expecting the moment to keep going.

"The next few weeks will be important," he said. "Stanford is showing a lot of interest now. During the spring, I think I'll be offered by Temple and UConn and maybe more."

Camara is also receiving interst from Maryland, Boston College, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. he has April trips planned to Maryland and Syracuse along with his Rutgers visit.


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