Cams is still looking for a home

This time of year is when a lot of schools are looking at prospects who will be sophomores this fall. However, one player who has already graduated and deserves a second look from D-1 scouts is West Hills RB Shane Cams (5-9, 220). The talented runner had a big season in 2012, but he has yet to find a home...

Cams, who hails from La Marque, Texas headed west after he finished up his prep career and enrolled at West Hills for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was finances.

"They had dorm rooms and that was big for me because living in California isn't cheap," Cams said with a laugh. "More than anything though, I just wanted to get away from Texas and get out on my own. I needed to do that. It helped me focus on my academics. They have a lot of people here to help keep you focused on things and get the work done that you need to do.

"Football could have been better. We only won four games, but we played well in the second half of the season even though we didn't get a lot of wins."

As a sophomore this past season, Cams battered and bruised opposing defenses to the tune of 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"I'm probably at my best running between the tackles," Cams said. "I have good speed, but I think that's probably my weakness -- my breakaway speed.

"When I've talked to scouts and coaches, they all said that it's obvious I'm good at breaking tackles and I have a knack for that. I run between the tackles well. I take pride in that."

Because he's already graduated, Cams hopes that a school will take a look at his film and like what they see.

"I'm just surprised no one has offered me yet," Cams said. "I had my trip all set up at Central Connecticut and then their coach got fired. I was all set to fly out and then the night before I got a call that they weren't going to trip me because they decided to go defense instead.

"Other than them, Northern Colorado has called and talked to my coaches and I've spoken a little with Nebraska-Kearney.

"I just want the chance to play. I know I can play at the next level, but I just need a chance to show it."

As mentioned earlier, Cams has already graduated and can leave at any time. We will have more in the future on Cams and his quest for an offer to play football at a four-year school.

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