The Journey Is Paying Off For Cameron

After a solid freshman season, Copiah-Lincoln DT Charles Cameron (6-3, 290) has seen his stock rise among four year coaching staff and he attributes the journey he's taken to his success...

Earlier this week, Cameron grabbed his fourth offer, this one coming from Southern Mississippi, and he announced it on his Twitter page.

In addition to his offer from the Golden Eagles, Cameron also has full rides from the likes of Texas-San AntonioKansas and Louisiana-Lafayette and he has been hearing from Tulsa and UCF among others.

"There are more, but they have been talking to my coaches, so I don't know which ones besides those," Cameron told 

As a freshman last season, Cameron played the three-technique, pass-rushing defensive tackle spot for the Wolfpack, finishing with 23 tackles, six sacks and seven tackles-for-loss while working his way into the rotation up front.

"What sets me apart is I like to run sideline-to-sideline," Cameron noted. "When I was being recruited coaches always said 'two important things you got -- motor and even when the game looks tough you seem to never give up'.

"I keep a calm mind."

This offseason, Cameron has some goals in mind to help him maximize his talent as well and to give him and edge on the field this fall.

"I am trying to better my foot work and trying to get faster and to continue to trust in my coaches and let my coaches guide me on the right path," Cameron said.

As a prep, Cameron enjoyed a solid prep career at Morton (Ms.) High School, but he was unable to get qualified, so after some soul-searching, he chose to sign with Co-Lin and he said the journey has shaped him as a player, but more so as a man.

"In high school, I was too focused on football and I didn't put my grades first and I had to end up going JUCO," Cameron admitted. "I thank God that I was given a second chance because my grades are looking good. Since I was not a qualifier out of high school, everyday I try my best to make up for the mistakes I made in high school and I am the type of player I put all my respect and my trust in to my coaches.

"I don't believe in going soft at practice. You practice how you will play in a real game everyday. I always try to be a little better than I was the day before and the  reason I came to Co-Lin was because these coaches saw me like a son and they saw I mean business and I want to win and that I am very aggressive."

Cameron is set to finish up his academics in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2017 football season.

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