It is always a good thing to look into the future and one prospect who is a very good bet will be talked about out of the class of 2010 is running back/linebacker Cameron Roberson (6-1, 200, 4.55) from Newbury Park, Calif.
"Cameron is extremely talented and versatile," Newbury Park assistant coach Keith Smith said. "He has the ability to play on either side of the ball on the next level."
"Cameron has a natural lean for a running back, he's a natural" Smith said. "He has outstanding vision and has the ability to run between the tackles."
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"One of the things we really love about Cameron is he is extremely coachable and he's a team leader," Smith said. "We are definitely going to be counting on him to be a team leader this fall, due to the fact that we have lost a lot of senior leadership."
"Cameron is the complete back," Smith said. "He can run for power, speed and has good hands," Smith said. "The only thing he needs is to work on his route running.
Roberson played mostly on the soph/frosh team as a sophomore where he earned team MVP. He came up to the varsity for Newbury Park's surprise playoff run. He played in all three playoff games on both sides of the ball. He even caught the only touchdown against Newhall (Calif.) Hart in the semis.
As good as Roberson is on the gridiron, he displays that same competitive fire in the classroom.
"The No. 1 thing about Cameron is his academics," Smith said. "He is already getting recruiting letters from Yale, Princeton and Harvard, not to mention UCLA and Arizona. He's going to have a tough decision when his senior season comes around."
Though Roberson is a little bit away from having to worry about colleges, he is already thinking about colleges.
"I want to go to medical school," Roberson said. "So I'm looking at UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State."
"The school I liked growing up was Oregon," Roberson said. "I like Oregon's swagger and enjoyed watching them play.
"I would like to be a part of Oregon's team, but the reality is I'm very open."
Roberson worked on his skills at the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G) this past summer.
"Attending B2G was great," Roberson said. "There was a lot of good talent out there. I learned how to be more agile as a running back.
"It was also good competing with some of the best talent in the county. Players flew in from all over the country to participate in that camp."
In the weight room, Roberson's current bench is 255, his squat is 385, power cleans225 and has recorded a 33-inch vertical.