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Wed. February 4, 2015 | Matt Baker | Email

Patience pays off for East Lake K Daniel LaCamera

EAST LAKE – Any doubt about whether East Lake kicker Daniel LaCamera deserved a major college scholarship disappeared in September, when a video surfaced of him booting a 68-yard field goal.

“We always try to do it in practice, but they decided to film it that day and I didn’t know,” LaCamera said. “It just happened.”

LaCamera lived up to his billing Wednesday when he signed his letter of intent with Texas A&M.

LaCamera also had an offer from Colorado – and interest from Florida, Miami and others – but chose the Aggies because of the school’s kinesiology program. His grandfather also attended Texas A&M.

LaCamera was part of an East Lake team that had five players sign during Wednesday’s ceremony. He said his recruitment was different than what his teammates went through because of his position.

“It’s not as much glory as the other players,” LaCamera said. “Not every school can offer a kicker every year. It’s definitely different. You’ve just got to be patient. You’ve got to trust yourself and just put yourself out there.”

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