Last winter I watched the HUDL hi-lites of QB Cameron Blair from Sandy Valley High School. Liked his video, but he needed to be bigger/stronger, but he was only a 9th grader playing varsity QB. But, he was getting tutored by Thom McDaniels, which was important.
Last night I was able to see him do his thing at quarterback for Sandy Valley. And he did just that, directing his team to a big win over Fairless. For the night he threw for almost 200 yards and 3 TD’s. More importantly, he ran well enough to keep the defense honest.
Guessin 6’1-170, but he has two years to grow. Actually, his height does not worry me, because he moves well and finds the open receiver. Like his overall strength’
As I told McDaniels last night, I like his quarterback field presence. Understands the offense. Reads and understands coverage. On one play last night the deep receiver was covered, but Cameron found the second receiver for a big gain.
Like his arm strength. Keeps his feet under him. Good release. Good follow thru. Can throw the touch pass. Also his potential to “spin-it.” As he gets older and develops his core muscles, his velocity will get better.
Good leadership. A 10th grade QB working with seniors is tough, but Cameron gets it done. Having success and talent, of course, make it easier.
Also gets it done in the classroom. From what I heard he wrestles in the winter and runs track in the spring.
Cameron needs to continue to build his core and work on his foot quickness. Needs to improve when throwing on run to the left. As far as height, he should be fine. He needs to continue to work with Thom Daniels, the best QB coach in the Canton area.
Only a sophomore, and college coaches may question level of competition. Camps will be huge next summer to get him that needed exposure. Being from a smaller school program, he will need to understand the speed of the game.
The chance for me to see a 10th grade QB in varsity game competition is huge. Looking forward to watching Cameron for next two years. Good prospect.