Posted: 3:23 pm Sunday, December 4th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Before his senior season, Jupiter quarterback Tyler Cameron declared his intent to play for South Florida. This weekend, he said he’ll instead play for Wake Forest.
In an Aug. 2 press conference with friend and Jupiter Christian quarterback Kedric Bostic (who committed to UCF), Cameron pulled on a USF hat and said he was excited to get a chance to play in his freshman year.
Saturday on his Facebook page, Cameron declared he was “Proud to be apart [sic] of the Wake Forest family!!!”
Cameron, who is in Orlando with the Jupiter Mustangs at the Pop Warner national championships, did not immediately return a message from the Post.
Cameron (6-3, 215, No. 15 on the Big Board) threw for 1,453 passing yards (fifth among area large schools), 12 touchdowns and six interceptions on 86-of-189 passing. He also rushed for 379 yards and six touchdowns. The Warriors finished 4-6.
Rivals.com lists Cameron as the top dual-threat quarterback in Florida, the No. 9 dual-threat QB the nation and the 50th-best prospect in Florida. He will graduate in December and will be able to participate in Wake Forest’s spring practice.
The Deacons, who finished 6-6 and will play in their first bowl since 2008, started sophomore Tanner Price this season and have eight underclassman quarterbacks on their roster.
Local products Merrill Noel (Pahokee), Zachary Allen (Pahokee) and Cody Preble (Park Vista) play for the Deacons. Joe Looney (Lake Worth) and Brandon Pendergrass (Royal Palm Beach) just finished up their final seasons. Glades Central senior linebacker Dominique Gibson is a Wake Forest commit.