Graham could leave El Camino early

Tight ends who can do it all are rare in college football, but El Camino TE Cameron Graham (6-5, 260) is a player that can stretch the middle seam while also dominating as an in-line blocker. At the Combine we caught up with the big-play tight end and he updated us on recruiting as well as what sets him apart from all the other tight ends in the country.

"I feel that I get off the jam very well," Graham told while taking a break from the five-hour workout. "I'm strong and I'm physical so I can get off the line well and when I get out of my break I'm quick so that helps me get separation and then I can be a target for my quarterback.

"This offseason I'm really working hard to get my vertical speed down to where I can be a threat from anywhere. We're doing speed drills and focused on a lot of core stuff so that is really helping me improve overall and with my speed specifically."

Graham was one of the more impressive players at the Cerritos combine, putting up 225 14 times, while also managing to notch a 4.8 forty time.

As a prep at Inglwood High School, Graham played out of position, so he didn't get a lot of attention from D-1 schools. He headed to El Camino because it was close to home and because the Warrior coaches made him feel at home.

"I was talking to a lot of JCs and I just felt the most comfortable with the coaches at Elco," Graham said. "They said they wanted me, you know, that they wanted Cameron to come and play for them and that meant a lot to me so I chose to come here and I've been real happy so far.

"In high school I didn't block much at all, so when I got here they gave me the fundamentals and coached me up on what to do. I think that is one of the best things that I do and I take a lot of pride in blocking. It wasn't hard to get better when you have an All-American defensive end lining up against you every day in Simi Kuli. He really helped me improve."

With the stats he posted last fall – five catches for 82 yards – one would think schools would be in "wait and see" mode on him, but with his skill set and impressive work ethic, schools from across the country have showed interest early and often.

"Most of the schools looking at me right now are schools that want me to come out this summer," Graham said. "LSU is real interested in seeing me come in this fall. They got my transcripts and my film and said they like my game.

"I'm tripping to Northern Illinois on May 15th and if that goes well, they are a possibility. Arizona State and South Florida are the other two recruiting me and I could possibly go there to play ball as well. We'll see what happens."

If Graham chooses leave this summer, wherever he ends up he'll have four years to play three, but should he choose to stay at El Camino, he will sign with a team in December and he'll have three years to play two when he steps on campus.

We'll continue to follow his progress over the coming weeks and update news as it changes.

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