While quarterback still remains a focus of the 2016 recruiting class, Wisconsin’s high school camps allowed the Badgers to get one of the top young single callers in Texas – Colleyville (TX) Heritage 2017 prospect Cam Roane - on campus for a workout. He didn’t disappoint.
Playing varsity since his freshman year, Roane threw for nearly 3,100 yards and 36 touchdowns in 12 games and showed a lot of quality characteristics during Sunday’s one-day camp.
“Every time I go out of state, I try to represent more than just myself,” Roane told BadgerNation. “I try to represent my school and Texas football, which is widely known. Reflecting on the day, I always try to get feedback from my dad, because he’s always there with me, and the people I travel with to make sure I’m doing a good job.”
“With Coach Bud there was a lot of give and take,” said Roane. “If I would do something, he would ask why I did it. I’d tell him and he would tell me how I could do it better. He knows how to coach quarterbacks and it really helps someone like me to get to the next level.”
Roane was one of four Texas recruits former Badgers safety Jay Valai brought up to campus for the camp. For the last two years, Valai has worked at Grind House Training with young athletes to help them excel during the rigors of high school and college football.
“We all go there and just put in work and try to get better,” said Roane. “Everything he makes us do translates to the field. You’re not going to do something that’s going to break any muscle down. You’re always going to build muscle, you’re always going to translate it to the field and it’s awesome. I’ll be in the middle of a lifting set and he’ll walk up to me and start asking me questions about different defenses and what to do against them.”
“I loved coming up to this town,” said Roane. “I was excited to and then I finally got up here and it just exceeded my expectations so much. Driving around, going up and down State Street and just hanging out with Jay because he knows the area, it was a lot fun. I loved the University even before I was getting recruited up here because I am a huge Russell Wilson fan. Anything he’s done I’ve wanted to do.”