Zach Cameron is no stranger to racking up miles across the U.S. Originally from California, he then moved to Missouri for high school, only to re-class to the '16 cycle after enrolling at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
In the middle of his prep year, he found the perfect time to take to the air with a break in between classes, and he recently went back home to Cali. While back home he took unofficial visits of San Diego University and Sacramento State. Neither program has formally offered, but official visits have been discussed.
Wrapping up his trip out west, it worked out perfectly where he was able to line up an official visit with UTSA on the leg back, and see what the program has to offer. The 'Runners are currently one of two offers for the 6'10" low post, the other being Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cameron talked to InsideRunnerSports on how his visit went to Roadrunner country.
"The visit went well. The academic support they have is really good, I didn't know until I took the visit. I didn't get to see much of the city, but I know I'd like it a lot."
UTSA is his first official visit, and Zach did make it know that he's eyeing a few a more trips before narrowing it down and making a final decision in the coming months.
Assistant Coach Robert Guster is the lead recruiter for Zach, and the tie-in is through Cameron's AAU Coach. His coach played for Coach Guster at the Juco level.
Cameron has improved his game tremendously over the last couple of seasons, and with UTSA needing size, as a lot of teams do, it was a perfect situation that shot him up the UTSA recruiting board.
Also while at Brewster Academy, Cameron has put on some muscle. Going from 205lbs to 218lbs. It hasn't affected any of his mobility or athleticism down low. If anything, it's helped his game as he's become stronger and more physical. The staff did go in depth with him on how they envision him fitting into the system.
"They see me at both 4 and 5, not really restricting me from playing my game. They would have me set a ball screen, they need a shot blocker and someone that is active on defense."
Originally a part of the '15 class, Cameron did commit to Missouri State, but in February, he decided to reconsider his decision and go the prep route. He was confident he could improve his game and see what other opportunities would come along. He's been able to fine tune his footwork and low post moves.
With only a few months left before the late signing period begins in April, Zach has honed in on what he's looking for, and UTSA is in good standing.
"I think no matter where I go, the decision is gonna be made where I can have the best four year career. Playing as a freshman does sound great to me. Coach Thompson and Guster both told me that I could fit in and make an immediate impact as a freshman."
Cameron will now look to finish out the rest of his prep year and then weigh what other programs he'll be visiting before making a decision.