Tyler Cameron, the three-star quarterback from Jupiter, FL, is getting ready to play his spring scrimmage this Thursday. The 6-foot-3.5, 216-pound quarterback that was nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl is also close to narrowing down his options and setting his visit schedule.
"We play our spring game on Thursday, and then we finish up classes next week," said Cameron. "Once spring football gets out, I'll sit down with my parents and go over who came in, who offered, and things like that. Then I'll narrow things down and take my visits."
On the recruiting front as Cameron has 13 offers including ones from South Florida, Boston College, Rutgers, Louisville, Illinois, Wake Forest, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Purdue, Marshall, Florida Atlantic, UCF and Memphis. with several others being close.
With an impressive list of offers Cameron doesn't claim any favorites, but has thought about trimming his list after the spring and what visits he'll take this summer.
"I'm waiting on my spring game to narrow it down," said Cameron. "I'm looking at who has the best quarterback situation and where I fit in best. I'll narrow it down and then go and check out all the school during the summer time, and I'll have a pretty good idea by then."
The 6-foot-3.5, 216-pound quarterback has been thinking of visits and knows of several that he will be going to go see.
"I know I'm going to make a trip out to see Michigan State, Illinois, and Purdue," said Cameron. "Those are the three that I can say I'm for sure going to."
The Jupiter prospect has already seen a few in-state schools and just visited one this past weekend.
"I went to UCF this past weekend. It was good I checked out all their facilities and things like that, it was all brand new and nice," said Cameron. "We're going back as a team for their 7on7 and I'll probably get to see them again then."
Cameron also has plans on taking a tour to see the rest of the Florida schools this summer as well.
"I'm also going to see the other Florida schools for sure, there's no doubt about that, I'll probably see most of them, USF, FSU, UF, and %%MATCH_15%%," said Cameron. "We're going as a team for a full contact camp at FAU, so I'll see them then. We won't be going to the USF sling and shoot because it's too hard to bring the whole team up for a two-day deal, but I'll see them personally."
With spring football winding down Cameron has seen plenty of coaches making their way through Jupiter.
"Last week I saw quite a bit of coaches coming by the school and to practice," said Cameron. "Michigan State, USF, Memphis, Louisville, and a bunch of others came by."
One program that has built a solid relationship with Cameron is the South Florida Bulls.
"I've been talking to Coach Vass at USF quite a bit," said Cameron. "They told me I'm there number one guy at quarterback there going after. They have a few others on their board, but I'm the top guy. Hearing that feels great. It's a good feeling to be wanted."
"The conversation went really well. We talk about everything and I have a pretty good relationship with Coach Vass and the USF staff," said Cameron. "It begins with Coach P and Coach Kevin Patrick, Coach P gave Patrick his first job and they've been friends for a long time."
One of USF's signature camps has been the SuperBull, and Cameron says he plans on attending.
"I'll probably go to the SuperBull camp," said Cameron. "I went last year and that was a lot of fun. It ended early because of the weather, but it was good to be out there competing. I'll bring a couple of my teammates up with me this year to check it out."
As a junior Cameron only played in seven games because of a torn left labrum, but still finished with 820 yards passing and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 600 yards and six touchdowns. He also carries a 3.2 GPA, scored a 20 on the ACT and is set to graduate in December, so he plans on committing early. For now he's focused on wrapping up spring football with his spring jamboree tonight.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Tyler Cameron's visit schedule and the rest of the 2012 recruiting class.