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Eloph hits the camp circuit

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Bossier City (La.) Parkway three-star offensive lineman Kameron Eloph currently holds offers from Arkansas State, Georgia Tech, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, ULM, Louisville, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulane, Tulsa, and Wake Forest. He has drawn attention from several other schools and this summer has attended summer camps at Baylor and TCU.
At TCU, he worked at center, and the Horned Frogs left a favorable impression.
"They really like me. Really, I like them too. I don't know what else to say about it," Eloph said. "I like the campus. I like the atmosphere. I like the education. It's a private school. I like it all. The student body. Just everything about it."
At Baylor he also received some positive feedback.
"With Baylor, they're short on scholarships this year, and they're telling me they wish I would've come up earlier," Eloph said. "With me I guess they had already offered too many linemen by the time they saw me."
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound standout only has the LSU camp on his schedule as he prepares for the 2014 season, and the Tigers have shown more interest over the past few months.
"Lately I have," Eloph said. "First Steve Ensminger came to the school to see how I was doing. Then a week later Cam Cameron came to down to look at me, our quarterback, and our tight end. He told our quarterback he needed to get him to their June camp, and he told me if I come to the July camp I'm going to go as a center.
"They told me they were looking more towards the 6-4, 280 centers because they want someone who can move. He saw my film and I feel like I can move. They told me if I go out there and do well everything will fall in place."
Eloph has been drawing attention at tackle, guard, and center over the course of the recruiting process, and he is ready to go to work at whatever position his future college coaches would like him to play.
"I can play any position," Eloph said. "Some schools want me as a tackle because their quarterback is not as tall as other schools quarterbacks. Some schools want me at guard. Some schools want me at center. I'm just looking at it like I'm going to go in and do whatever the coaches want me to because when you go in looking for a certain position usually it doesn't work out for you. If I have to go on defense I will."
In addition to keeping an open mind to his future position, he is also keeping an open mind to his college choices.
"Not really, really I'm taking everything in stride because I still have a season to play," Eloph said. "The only unofficial I've been on have been around here. Most of my offers are in-state, but I have a few of them that are pretty far out there. So I kind of want to take my time.
"I'll probably be committed by the middle of my season. I wanted to be committed before my season, like by the end of July, but I had to push everything back."
While Eloph is keeping an open mind there are a few factors he knows will weigh heavily into his decision.
"Definitely education," Eloph said. "I want to further my education after football. Even if I'm a projected first round draft pick by my junior year I'm going to stay my senior year because football, especially for a lineman, it gets dirty and you can blow your knee out and education is what's going to help you in life. So education.
"Atmosphere definitely. I don't want to go somewhere I'm not comfortable or I can't rely on coaches or teammates to help me out if I need help.
"I don't have a problem going anywhere that's far, but I'm taking into consideration my family doesn't have all the money in the world so they're not going to be able to fly out to every game. That's pretty much it."
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