California is known for quarterbacks and this recruiting season there will be plenty of golden arm nuggets that recruitneks will discover and talk about one of them is Colby Cameron (6-3.5, 180, 4.8) from Newbury Park, Calif.
Newbury Park has had a nice track record for developing quarterbacks going back to Wayne Cook who played his college ball at UCLA and Keith Smith who was a standout at Arizona.
Arizona State starting quarterback Rudy Carpenter played his first three years of high school before moving out of the area for his senior season.
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Cameron earned first-team all-league as a junior and was second-team all-county quarterback behind Notre Dame freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen after hitting on 195 passes out of 384 attempts for 2,398 yards, 23 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Cameron's current quarterback coach is former Detroit Lion quarterback Bob Gagliano and he is filled with praise for his pupil.
"Colby has great feet, and throws well on the run," Gagliano said. "He throws a nice catchable ball, has very good arm, and can make all the throws."
Cameron comes from a very athletic family. His brother is Jordan Cameron, a freshman basketball player who is a red shirt for BYU. He is currently 6-foot-5 1/2 and weighs 226-pounds. He was also a standout wide receiver Newbury Park and there is a good chance he will also play football this coming fall for the Cougars.
Cameron's sister plays basketball for USC, and was a freshman All-American. She also earned freshman all-Pac 10, and PAC 10 honorable mention.
Cameron is no slouch athletically either, as he has recorded a 35-inch vertical jump.
Schools that are actively recruiting him are BYU, Utah, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, USC and Nevada.
Cameron is only going to get better and is definitely one to keep an eye on this fall.