Tyler Cameron talks official visit

Tyler Cameron gave Wake Forest an official visit the weekend of the Notre Dame game. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound left-handed quarterback from Jupiter, Fla. committed to South Florida in August, but wants to make use of official visits and see what other universities may have to offer. Cameron came away impressed with what he saw at Winston-Salem.

"It was a great trip," said Tyler Cameron. "The visit was really a good experience for me. They definitely gave me something to think about and will be on my mind.

"I'm still committed to USF. By taking my visits I'm just making sure I'm going to the right place. It's a big decision for my future. When we left (Winston-Salem) my Dad and I agreed Wake Forest is really a great option to have."

On the visit, freshman offensive lineman Cody Preble, also from Palm Beach County, was Cameron's player-host. He also spent time with Tom Elrod, the Demon Deacon Quarterbacks coach and Co-Coordinator for the passing game.

"Coach Elrod is a wise person," said Cameron. "We sat and went over film on some of the things they do offensively. He let me say some things and ask some questions. He really knows his stuff. I think I could learn a lot from him as a coach."

This was Cameron's second official visit. Danny Hope got him up to Purdue the weekend they played Notre Dame in early October. He also is planning a trip to the West Coast.

"I think I'm going to take one more official visit to UCLA," Cameron said. "I'm looking at how I'm going to fit in the system. I want to go to a school that's going to provide me with a great education which will lead to some good job opportunities.

"I want to go somewhere nice because I'll probably be there four or five years. Location doesn't matter. I got to grow up one day. It's part of the maturing process."

At Jupiter High School, the Warriors went 4-6 on the season. Cameron played well showing off his duel-threat status in the Boca Raton win with 157 passing yards and 101 rushing yards. He can also air it out which was best exemplified in the Wellington game when he had 272 passing yards and three touchdowns.

"My throwing improved this season," said Cameron. "We did more drop back passing this year and opened things up a little more. As a junior usually went power left or power right out of the spread. I had about 20 designed runs per game (last season). This year I only had four or five."

Cameron believes he's able to fit into any style offense--spread, drop back, or multiple. He believes an early graduation in December will help him get a jump on things.

"I think it's beneficial, especially to a quarterback, to get in as soon as possible and start learning the system," said Cameron on being on campus in January. "It's been my plan to graduate early, and I've stuck to it. I'm excited about being there and competing in the spring."

Although the Warriors finished the season at 4-6, they won three out of their last four. Head Coach Charlie Persson decided to retire at season's end after 30 years of coaching at Jupiter. The team sent him out with a 27-17 win over Atlantic in a game Cameron passed for 174 yards.

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