Impact of Cameron

Today, the Bulls landed their ninth commit toward the 2012 class when Jupiter high school quarterback Tyler Cameron announced his college choice.

The recruitment of Tyler Cameron started over a year ago when he attended USF SuperBull last June. The Bulls staff has continued to watch his development over the past year. Cameron and his family have also done their part to familiarize themselves with the Bulls. They’ve come to campus several times since last summer, including once as a family, after attending a Kenny Chesney concert in Tampa. They also attended one USF home game last year.

The Cameron’s wanted to ensure Tyler was a fit in the locker room, as much as he was a fit on the field.

Cameron Brings Athleticism

On the field, Tyler Cameron separates himself from the other QB’s South Florida has recruited with his athleticism. At 6-foot-2 and 215-pounds, he’s bigger and stronger then Matt Floyd, and he’s more mobile then Bobby Eveld.

At SuperBull this summer, Cameron ran a 4.6 forty at 215-pounds. He’s not as elusive as USF’s current starter, B.J. Daniels, he brings a different style. He’s a bruising runner who also runs with good speed. Although Cameron has the ability to run, he is considered a pocket passer. He is labeled a “dual-threat QB" by media outlets, but the Bulls would not have offered Cameron if he did not have the ability to stand in the pocket and distribute the football.

Another factor working in Cameron’s favor for the future is that he’s an early enrollee. He’ll have a year and a half to learn the playbook before B.J. Daniels moves on. He already has better pocket presence than what Daniels had when he was coming out of high school. By enrolling early, he’ll get an extra spring to work under the tutelage of QB coach Peter Vaas. If Cameron can stay injury free and continue to mature as a quarterback, it could make for an easy transition from Daniels to Cameron.

247 national recruiting analyst Barton Simmons take:

I’ve gotten a chance to see Tyler on a few different occasions this offseason and he’s shown a lot of great tools. First of all, he’s a big strong kid and should be able to take a college pounding. The counselors at the Elite 11 camp jokingly gave Cameron the “Beach Body Award” as the guy that had to most impressive physique. As a passer, he’s got a strong arm, a good delivery and can make all the throws from within the pocket. I really like his athleticism outside of the pocket too though. If a play breaks down, Cameron can do some things with his legs and that’s a real separator to me on the college level.

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