Covina (Calif.) South Hills quarterback Cameron Deen (6-4, 203), has had a good spring and summer, continuing to improve in all facets of the position.
We saw Deen the first time in March at the Badger/New Level 7-on-7 Passing Tourney in Las Vegas, then again in Los Angeles at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in May and he was showing great improvement.
Then during the summer, Deen looked strong at the Edison Passin Tournament, leading South Hills to the finals, where they fell to Valencia, but beat Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran.
So as his senior season is weeks away, Deen is hoping to translate that to Friday Nights and secure his first offer.
In the meantime, he’s maintaining contact with a host of schools.
“I really think Colorado State is close to offering,” said Deen. “They’ve been talking to me a lot and emailing me. Then Boise State and Arizona State have been talking with me a lot. Louisville got in touch with me not too long ago. And Washington was the first one to really show interest.”
Those five schools make up Deen’s top five, with Colorado State standing out as one of the leaders.
And Deen knows that the first few games are crucial in the recruiting process.
“The first 2-3 games are what coaches want to see,” said Deen. “They all want to see some senior game film so I’m going to get that out to them. I feel like once I get my senior film out there, something will happen.”
Deen kept himself busy this spring and summer, doing the two aforementioned camps as well as the Elite 11 tryout in Vegas and camps at Colorado, Washington and San Diego State.
“I went to a lot of camps to improve but also show what I could so,” said Deen. “I wanted to prepare for my senior year.”
A year in which the Huskies will open with defending CIF champions La Habra, than face Ayala in the early going.
The sometimes stagnant recruitment hasn’t turned Deen off to the process.
“At first I was getting frustrated, but I let it go and now I’m going to let it play itself out,” said Deen. “If I get that first offer, I’ll wait and maybe still take some visits.”
Deen has an ideal offense in mind as he goes through his suitors.
“I think I fit best in the prostyle or shotgun spread,” said Deen. “I’m not the fastest guy but I can throw it. And I’m not at all opposed to passing 30-40 times a game.”
As a junior, Deen threw for 1,246 yards and 15 touchdown passes to only three picks and had a 115 quarterback rating, helping lead the Huskies to the CIF-SS Semifinals.