Cameron Birse did not get to play much this past season because he was a backup to four-star Zach Kline at Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley.
That's why camps - like the upcoming Los Angeles NIKE Camp - are so important to the 6-foot-3, 204-pound three-star prospect.
"I'm hoping it picks up," Birse said.
"I'm throwing the ball really well right now. I was just out throwing to some of our receivers at our school and I'm hoping everything will start to pick up. I'm not expecting too much until the season starts until they can see me in games but I feel like I'm really progressing. I'm really hoping to have a few big days in the camps coming up."
Birse will miss this weekend's New Level Athletics 7-on-7 tournament in Las Vegas because of his prom but he'll be starting the camp circuit in two weeks.
Even though he hardly played as a junior, Birse said Auburn and Colorado continue to show lots of interest and both schools are expected to come out in the spring to watch him throw.
Auburn wanted Birse to visit for its upcoming junior day but after offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler heard about the prom situation he encouraged the Northern California quarterback to stay home.
"The big one right now is Auburn," Birse said. "They've been really, really interested in me. I was going to go out to their junior day but it's on our prom date.
"I talked to coach Loeffler and he said, 'No way, you're going to your prom.' He said I should definitely go to my prom. They're going to come out and see me and watch me throw in May during the evaluation period. They're really interested. I'm getting a bunch of hand-written letters so that's picking up.
"Colorado is also very interested. They asked me to come out to their junior day and for another unofficial visit and they're going to watch me throw, too."