Lee's career rushing record-holder accepts full scholarship.
By BJ Koubaroulis
January 30, 2007
Lee senior running back Brandon Cameron has verbally committed to play football at Div. I-AA Norfolk State University on a full athletic scholarship. Cameron, who helped Lee to a 5-5 record rushing for 1,414 yards and 13 touchdowns on 199 carries this season, is slated to play running back for NSU, according to Lee coach Rob Everett.
“I’m just trying to learn the system as best as possible right now. I just want to get in there and showcase my abilities,” said the 6-foot, 195-pound Cameron, who was also recruited by Hampton University, the University of Massachusetts, James Madison University and Providence College. “I just really like the coaches and the coaching staff. I have a lot of family down there in the Virginia Beach and Tidewater area. I liked the program and the campus and what they have to offer education-wise.”
Cameron has rushed for 3,974 yards and 39 touchdowns as a 3-year starter and has averaged 6.17 yards per carry in that time. He holds Lee’s career rushing record.
Cameron verbally committed last week following an official visit.
“NSU has made an effort to get some good talent out of Virginia and they have been able to do that with the last couple of guys and Brandon is one of those guys,” said Everett. “He has the chance to play early, which was a big factor [in his decision]. Competitors like him want to be on the field.”
Norfolk State, which competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, finished with a 4-7 overall record and 1-7 conference record (8th, MEAC) this past season. The Spartans did not have a 1,000-yard rusher this season.
Cameron will 2006 Marshall graduate and sophomore offensive lineman Bradley Dixon as the only two Northern Region players on the Spartans’ roster.