Scarlett locks in visits

Portland (Ore.) ATH Cameron Scarlett

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic athlete Cameron Scarlett has his five official visits set. How does he plan on handling the recruiting process as he and the Rams make a run at another state title?

Cam Scarlett and the Central Catholic Rams were the kings of the mountain last season after taking home the OSAA 6A state championship last season for the first time in 60 years.


Nine months later, the senior running back and top in-state football prospect said the Rams have left that triumphant moment in the past knowing that it will be just as tough, if not tougher, to repeat.

“Last year was last year’s legacy,” he said. “We’re trying to make our own. Really, we just have to come in with the same mindset they did last year and be hungry for more.”

With the prep season set to kickoff this week and the Rams facing a schedule that includes Jesuit, conference newcomer Oregon City, and a California road trip to play defending CIF champions St. John Bosco, Scarlett believes the Rams are either at or ahead of where they were entering the 2013 season.

“I’ve been impressed with our whole team, especially the offensive line,” he said. “They’re going to have a huge year this year and that’s definitely good for me.”

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Scarlett has finalized his official visit schedule and has elected to take all of his trips during the season. He’ll start at Washington (Sept. 20) then head to UCLA (Oct. 4), Notre Dame (Oct. 11), Stanford (Nov. 15) and finally Oregon (Nov. 22).

The four-star prospect said that while he’s looking forward to visiting UCLA and Notre Dame since he hasn’t seen either in person, no team has the upper hand right now overall.

“They’re all on a level playing field right now,” Scarlett said. “I’m excited to see them all.”

Scarlett intends to take all five officials and is hopeful to have a decision shortly thereafter.

“Hopefully I can get it out of the way by December, right after the season,” he said.

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