Commitment Spotlight: Tyler Cameron

Wake Forest finally got their quarterback for the 2012 recruiting class when Tyler Cameron of Jupiter, Fla. gave the Deacon staff his commitment. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound signal caller had previously committed to South Florida in August, but a November official visit to Winston-Salem did a lot to change his mind. Cameron talked in-depth about his decision.


"Coach Grobe, Coach (Ray McCartney) Mac and Coach (Tom) Elrod came over to my Grandma's house for dinner," said Tyler Cameron. "I had already made my mind up before their visit, but I wanted my Mom to meet the coaches. It felt right to make my commitment there in front of the head coach."

Cameron made his official visit to Wake Forest with his father for the Notre Dame game. It wasn't just the coaching staff that left a lasting impression on Cameron, but also the campus itself.

"They play in a big-time conference, the ACC," Cameron said on what attracted him to the program. "They compete against the all of the big dogs in college football. This year they beat FSU.

"It's a prestigious school academically, and the area really fits my personality. The campus is gorgeous. On game day, the atmosphere is unbelievable. I enjoyed every minute I was there. It's way different from where I'm from."

While Cameron had a lot of designed runs in the Jupiter offense, and has been labeled a "duel-threat" quarterback, he believes he'll fit well into what offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke and Coach Elrod are doing. He'll also benefit with enrolling in January enabling him to participate in spring practice.

"I think I'm going to do fine," said Cameron of the Wake Forest offensive system. "Their style of offense is a good fit to make the best use of my throwing ability and athleticism. I'm working out to get as close as I can to those guys physically to compete with them in the spring."

Cameron had numerous offers and took official visits to Purdue and UCLA with Wake Forest. Now that he's committed he might do a little recruiting of his own in South Florida.

"I may make a trip back [to Wake Forest] with Devonte Robinson, a player from my area (Delray Beach) who is looking at them," said Cameron. "I did have an invitation to play in the Nike South Florida All-Star game, but I opted out so I could focus on graduating early. I'm trying to increase my speed and get myself into great shape for college."

The Jupiter High School Warriors went 4-6 on the 2011 season. Cameron passed for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 450 yards rushing.

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