Intro 2015: Cameron Scarlett

The Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic 2015 running back, Cameron Scarlett, is hearing from UCLA...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic 2015 running back Cameron Scarlett is making a name for himself this fall.

The younger brother of Cal linebacker Brennan Scarlett, Cameron has been a big part of the Rams' success this season, which has them ranked No. 1 in the state.

Against their rivals Jesuit, Scarlett was going toe-to-toe with four-star linebacker Joey Alfieri in a game of "carrying the team on their back."

Scarlett's squad got the upper hand, thanks to a six minute blitz that Scarlett said was unlike anything he'd experienced in football.

He returned the opening kickoff 92-yards for a touchdown then scored two more times before the midway point of the third quarter to blow the game open when it was tied at the break.

Scarlett said he learned a lot watching Alfieri.

"I just had to keep fighting and answering what he did," said Scarlett. "I saw him and took some mental notes. He's a good player and I like watching him."

Much like Alfieri was this year, Scarlett figures to be a top target a year from now.

While no offers have made their way to him, plenty of schools are interested.

"I'm getting a lot more recognition this year because I'm getting the ball more," said Scarlett. "Oregon is coming in a little bit and I'm hearing from BYU, Washington, Washington State, Cal, Arizona State, UCLA and Arizona."

Scarlett said that Cal is a school he's certainly interested in.

"Brennan came to our game and when he comes, I have to put on a show," said Scarlett. "If we had the chance to play together in college, that would be real nice."

While Scarlett said he hopes to stay at running back in college, he's open to moving around.

"I'd love to play running back but receiver is cool too," said Scarlett. "Hopefully I'll just be able to get the ball on offense."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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