Is four-star QB committing to USF on Tuesday?
USF's 2012 football recruiting class could have another significant addition next week, as Tyler Cameron, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback from Jupiter, will announce his decision and commit to either USF, LSU, Purdue or Illinois.
Cameron is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, which ranks him as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 38 overall prospect in the state of Florida. Scout.com isn't quite as high on him, giving him three stars and ranking him as the No. 39 quarterback in the country -- only eight quarterbacks ranked ahead of him remain uncommitted. In its ranking of the state's top 100 recruits for 2012, the Orlando Sentinel rates Cameron as the No. 18 prospect in the state and the top prospect identified as a quarterback.
Cameron shined at USF's second Sling 'n' Shoot 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend, and USF fans on Twitter on Thursday night saw him identified as a USF commitment by another Bulls pledge, Gainesville cornerback Chris Bivins. Bivins said he had met Cameron on Facebook and wrote "Welcome to the family" in a tweet -- moments after the Times reached Cameron to ask about the potential commitment, Bivins had taken down the tweet in question. "Don't be surprised if Tyler does commit," he later wrote.
Cameron will announce his decision on Tuesday -- we'll be busy in Rhode Island at the Big East media day that morning, but we'll get the news posted here as soon as it comes in.
Cameron's first season at USF would overlap with starter B.J. Daniels' senior year, putting him in position to compete for USF's 2013 job along with current backups Bobby Eveld and Matt Floyd. USF's 2012 class was ranked No. 20 nationally in Rivals' initial national rankings, and Cameron would be the third four-star commitment by Rivals' ratings, joining tight end Sean Price and receiver LaMarlin Wiggins. (Price is USF's only four-star commitment according to Scout.)