Leadership is the key to Loeffler's game

College of the Sequoias is loaded with talent this year and one of the leaders in a deep secondary is S Cameron Loeffler (6-0, 210). After walking on and within reach of earning a scholarship at Nevada in 2009, the talented athlete tore the MCL in his left knee, so he headed to Northern California to get his football career on track...

"I had over 2,600 yards and something like 37 touchdowns my senior year (at Exeter High School), and 90 touchdowns overall, as a running back and I walked on at Nevada," Loeffler told JCFootball.com. "I had a really good spring there and was really close to earning a scholarship, but then I tore my MCL and that was about it.

"I didn't need surgery and the doctors told me if I was going to tear a ligament, it was the best one to tear.

"After that, I just decided to head to COS and play and I was sitting behind a couple of really good running backs, but then they needed some depth in the secondary during the second game of our season and I wanted to get on the field, so I went over to that side and I feel like I played pretty well."

Even though Loeffler didn't wind up on the defensive side of the ball until the second game of the season, he still managed to lead the Giants with 58 tackles and also notched one interception and seven passes defensed.

Now, his thoughts have turned to what he can improve upon so as to earn a scholarship to a D-1 program.

"Last year we ran a 3-3-5 defense and I was more of a Rover, but this year with a new staff we're running a 4-3 and I'll play more free safety," Loeffler noted. "I can play both safety spots though and I love playing in the box and supporting the run.

"I love being in the middle of the action and being up and being physical.

"This year I just want to get better at learning my position and be more sound in my technique. It's something I've been focused on."

Loeffler said that both Cal Poly and Nevada have made contact, but that he hopes schools will take more notice once the season gets underway.

Loeffler was a full-qualifier out of high school and already has his AA degree, but he plans to return to COS this fall and then will sign with a school in December with two years of eligibility remaining.

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