Sandy Valley’s Cameron Blair (2021) may be one the most fundamentally sound quarterbacks who I have watched for a while. Last week in a scrimmage against a strong Ridgewood team, he continued to do the little things technique wise.
He has added 20 pounds of strength and good body weight over the spring and summer. A varsity wrestler (182) – he just missed the OHSAA State meet. Plays shortstop for the baseball team in the spring. But he has managed to add weight and strength. Guessin 6’1-185.
If he could trade places with anyone for a day, it would be Baker Mayfield. Not only is Mayfield an excellent QB, but Cam likes the culture of the Browns.
He carries a 3.8 in the classroom and, eventually, wants to study occupational therapy. He wants to work with people.
Away from the playing three sports, Cameron spends his free time hangin with friends. When he is bored, he watches the flat screen or searches for his friends. Told me, that he would love to be able to sing.
According to him, his biggest strength is throwing the football. He feels comfortable with his QB skills. He wants to improve his accuracy and his ability find the open receiver. He credits much of his QB development to Thom McDaniels, who works with him one on one year around. Being a good leader at QB is also important.
Cameron continues to get better and better as a QB. Like his toughness and ability to lead his team. Like his arm strength and it continues to get better. Like his pocket patience, but he can escape the rush. One of the few QB’s who will take the short first step to open his hips.
Believe that he needs to improve his overall foot quickness. Needs to develop a better early burst. Also needs to keep working on progression reads. But as he gets reps, these suggestions will improve.
His advice to a freshman would be to listen to your coaches. Pay attention to what they say. Even as a freshman, stay focused.
Cameron attended 6 summer camps last summer. Exposure is huge for him. Playing for a more rural, smaller school program, he needs to be out there. A very successful individual and team season will help him with college coaches.
I like his attitude and drive. Like I have mentioned, his QB skills are good and will get better. Definitely one to watch over the next two years.