Strong quarterback play has long been the staple at Newbury Park, Calif., and it looks like that tradition will continue with Colby Cameron (6-3, 175, 4.8) lining up behind center.
Cameron earned first-team all-league and second-team all-county honors as a junior after hitting on 195 passes out of 384 attempts for 2,398 yards, 23 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. Notre Dame freshman Jimmy Clausen was first-team all-league so being second isn't that bad.
Utah's offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig was on campus recently and was very impressed with Cameron. There could be an offer in the works.
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Louisiana Tech was on campus last Friday (May 11th) and saw Cameron work out and they too liked what they saw.
The Pac 10 has been on campus represented by Arizona and Oregon. USC is scheduled to show up today (Monday May 14th) and Cal is planning to be on campus sometime this month.
San Jose State and BYU are supposed be on campus this week.
Cameron attended Arizona's junior day earlier in the spring and took in the Wildcat spring game. He is also planning on attending BYU's junior day on June 1st.
Cameron has outstanding bloodlines. His brother has grown to 6-foot-6 and 235-pounds as a red shirt freshman on the BYU basketball team. His older brother was an outstanding wide receiver on the high school level and the word is the football team wants him to come out for football when he returns from his LDS mission. His sister is on scholarship as a basketball player at USC.
Cameron's quarterback coach is former Newbury Park high school and Arizona Wildcat quarterback, Keith Smith and he's filled with praise of his young signal caller.
"Colby is a pocket passer, but his number one strength is his ability to throw on the run," Smith said. "He's a natural, it is just in him.
"Sometimes it is hard for a quarterback to get out of the pocket and still be able to make the throw. Some quarterbacks let their mechanics go and become erratic when the pocket breaks down. Colby is able to get out of the pocket, remain cool and make the throw.
"Another thing about Colby is his arm strength has improved a lot," Smith said. "His arm strength from his junior year to now is off the charts and it's only going to improve.
"That's because Colby has an amazing work ethic," Smith said. "He never misses a practice.
"Besides being able to throw on the run, his second best attribute is his mentality," Smith said. "He understands coverage and checks at the line of scrimmage."
What is Cameron looking for in a prospect?
"I would like to go to a school with a good coaching staff and likes to throw the football," Cameron said. "I'm also looking for a school that is good academically.
"I'm going to ride the recruiting process out and see what coaches are going to come after me and from there I will make a decision."
The scouting report on Cameron is he throws on time and to the right man. He is very accurate and has a very quick five-step drop. He's mechanically and fundamentally very sound.