Four-star Jupiter QB Cameron commits to Bulls
USF got the big recruiting news it was hoping for today, as Tyler Cameron, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback from Jupiter thought by some to be the top quarterback in the state for 2012, committed to the Bulls, choosing USF over LSU, Purdue and Illinois.
"It's a program on the rise, and I feel like I can do a lot of big things there," said Cameron, who announced his decision on Tuesday night. "
Cameron, who will join the Bulls in January as an early enrollee, is a key addition to a recruiting class already ranked as high as No. 20 nationally by Rivals.com -- that site rates him as a four-star recruit, making him the third four-star committed to USF, along with tight end Sean Price and receiver LaMarlin Wiggins.
Cameron is rated as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals, and he's the state's No. 18 overall prospect according to the Orlando Sentinel. It's the second year in a row the Bulls will have an early-enrollee quarterback, as Milton's Matt Floyd joined the team this past January.
Cameron was recruited to USF by quarterbacks coach Peter Vaas and defensive tackles coach Kevin Patrick, who recruits his area. Asked for his strengths on the field, Cameron cited "my ability to run the ball and throw the ball. I feel I can throw the ball as well as anyone. I just make things happen."
Cameron's commitment could help the Bulls make the most of their remaining scholarships -- with only 14 seniors on scholarship this fall, the Bulls only have four more scholarships available, plus whatever comes available through attrition.
"I definitely want to help with recruiting, to get some more good players like they already have," he said.