Scarlett Will Visit After Season

SEP. 26 -- The Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic running back, Cameron Scarlett, will visit UCLA when his season wraps up...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic running back Cameron Scarlett (6-2, 213), took his first official visit last weekend when he visited Washington.

“It was a fun trip, I had a great time,” said Scarlett. “Lavon Coleman was my host and I talked with Andrew Kirkland (who played at HS rival Jesuit) and he said that they needed more Portland guys.”

Scarlett got to talk with running backs coach Keith Bhonapha at length.

“I like Coach Bhonapha a lot,” said Scarlett. “He’s really personable and really cares about the players. It was a cool visit and it was shocking to see how much time they put in to the recruits.”

The next visit for Scarlett will be in October when he visits Notre Dame on October 11th when they host North Carolina.

Then he’ll visit Stanford on November 15th when they host Utah.

He’ll also visit Oregon and UCLA after the season before he makes his decision.

While Scarlett said he has no leader, Stanford is making the biggest push.”

“Stanford is probably recruiting me the hardest,” said Scarlett. “Coach (David) Shaw is the one who is recruiting me and it definitely shows I’m important in their eyes and that they’re trying to get me there. I just got the application and started it.”

Scarlett has been a workhorse for the Rams this year and hopes he’ll get to do the same in college.

“It’s good to have to share your carries so you can last longer, but I also feel like I can carry the load for most programs and that’s something I’m able to do,” said Scarlett. “That’s definitely something I pride myself on.”

In a matchup earlier this season between the Rams and St. John Bosco, Oregon and California’s big school defending state champions, Central Catholic lost but gave Bosco a game for a bit.

“We were definitely disappointed with the outcome, but I’m pretty sure that Bosco could say that too,” said Scarlett.

Scarlett had high praise for Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen, the nation’s top quarterback.

“Josh is definitely something special,” said Scarlett. “I had seen a lot of film on him and he can throw the rock. It’s nice to know there is the possible opportunity to play with him.”

Scarlett said a decision will come at the conclusion of his senior season.

“I hope to announce in December or January,” said Scarlett.

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