Posted: 11:16 pm Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Kameron Uter: Ex-SEC commit quickly generates interest 

By Michael Carvell

It hasn’t taken long for other colleges to approach Kameron Uter, one of the state’s most overlooked prospects who de-committed to Vanderbilt over the weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver from Atlanta’s Pace Academy woke up Sunday morning with a Facebook message from Steve Spurrier, Jr.

“He wanted to know if I had interest in South Carolina, and I definitely do,” Uter said.

Uter has three more days of peace before the NCAA dead period ends on Wednesday night. He is expected to get flooded with phone calls from college scouts who drooled over his senior film that you can see HERE.

WR Kameron Uter (6-4, 215) of Pace Academy (Special)

WR Kameron Uter (6-4, 215) of Pace Academy (Special)

“Right now, I just wanted to see which colleges get in touch with me by the end of the week,” Uter said. “Then I will sit down with my family, and make some decisions.”

Next weekend is out for an official visit anywhere because Uter had a scheduled workout for MLB scouts. Baseball has always been the first love for Uter, who is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball clocked at 92 mph. (You can read more about his background HERE). But he wants to play two sports in college.

Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and Virginia are four of his “dream” schools, mainly due to their strong tradition in both football and baseball.

“I’m really liking Clemson, that’s a big dream school,” said Uter, who loves wide receiver but said he would play “anywhere a team needs me.” With his size and athleticism, Uter could get looks at WR, LB, TE and DB.

“I love the football and baseball at Clemson, and it has a good engineering program,” he said. “I’ve always been pretty interested in Clemson. Their DB coach stopped by my school last month, and he said he was ready to offer but had to talk with Coach Swinney.”

And Georgia Tech? “I heard from Georgia Tech a little bit. It was kind of inconsistent. I heard from them last year. They sent me stuff in the mail, and they came to the school a few times. I stopped hearing from them for a while, and then a few weeks ago I started hearing from them during the break. I haven’t heard from them much since then. I love the Georgia Tech. It’s a great academic school. The football team, they do the triple-option and they don’t really pass too much. But I know their receivers make it to the pros, guys like Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas. So they do something with their receivers at Georgia Tech to get them to the NFL.”

What about UGA? “I do have interest in UGA. But I’ve never heard from them ever. I mean, I got like a letter from them in baseball last year. But other than that, I’ve never heard from them.”

Uter has serious interest from Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, Northwestern, Wake Forest and Arkansas, among others.

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18 comments
Vampire_Bill
Vampire_Bill

How can any player of caliber in the Atlanta area not at least get a letter from UGA Football?  The kid is 6'4 with an offer from Vandy. 

notevensurprised
notevensurprised

same ole, same ole, "eye's wonts to go to collek and gets mah ed-u-mah-kay-shun"...3 yrs later or 2 if redshirted "eye's be de-claer fo da draff and so i kin go pro" and sadly no eudcation and 5-7 yrs after he will be filing bankruptcy because he can no longer afford to pay for the cars, houses, baby's mommas and other bling

RandyHall
RandyHall

"I have never heard from Ga...I have interest in them...other than a Baseball letter...I've never heard from them"...even more reason to ask Tony Ball to leave....Tony Ball is doing such a poor job of recruiting....can no longer recruit the top line receivers in the nation...and in 4 out of the last 5 years has missed on the Top WR in the State....C'mon Man; Mark Richt....open your eyes...your Assts need to start doing their job....TIME TO WIN A NC!!!  

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

Kameron-SC has won two recent baseball national titles, and in football, who would you rather play for, a coach who could not coach his way out of a wet paper bag or one of the top ten college coaches of all time. Come win with us at SC, #4 in nation this year. And if you go to Clemson you have to get one of those first grader haircuts like Dabo. 5 in a row over Clemson!

KDinFL
KDinFL

@notevensurprised Here we go with that racist crap again!  What a pin head, smh.  Can't have a legitimate discussion without some half-wit resorting to racist rhetoric.

Gandolph
Gandolph

@notevensurprised You are waaay off base.  This kid has a 3.7 GPA, runs a 4.4 forty, throws a 92 mph fastball and only started playing football seriously as a senior. He has more athletic skill than you ever did and a higher GPA than either of us.  He will probably make more than you as well.  Give it a rest.

Smilesterr
Smilesterr

@notevensurprised 

Did you not notice the kids HS?  Pace is a true college preparatory school.  There is a reason ND, Wake, Vandy and the like want him.  This kid is a real student athlete, not an idiot.  His GPA will pull up all the others on the team. 

JacketTime
JacketTime

"Eyes a dumb fan whose ates my life an es egnorent has cans bees." - nes

Uter sounds like great GT material and could be another Smelter.

Yellerbug
Yellerbug

@ConfederateFlagBurner Nothing.  That's the problem.


We've got a WR who also plays baseball and can show you the ropes and we have a far better engineering program than Clemson every dreamed about and SC does not have.


We've got 4? WR in the NFL---Hill and Cone along with Thomas and Johnson.

So come to GT young man!

Gandolph
Gandolph

@RandyHall Let me get this straight.  Kid commits to Vandy and wants to play two sports. UGA not among his dream schools, he is likely to get drafted by MLB and never play a down, didn't play wide receiver until his senior year, wants an engineering degree, shows no interest in Georgia football, etc., and now it's coach Tony Ball's fault?  Hell man, you don't even know the circumstances behind his recruitment or where he is/was on the UGA recruiting board.  All you are doing is showing your ignorance of the situation.  But for sure, coach Tony Ball has lost control of the situation. Richt, too! LOL

Tiger nation
Tiger nation

I would rather plan for an up and coming team with an up and coming coach with awesome engineering program and a great baseball team like Clemson. SC has only played in one conference championship game and got smoked. Clemson has played in two with one championship. Spurrier's first six years at SC he went 2-4 against Clemson. Dado who had never been a HC until Clemson went 1-5 his first six years against SC and clearly Clemson is getting better. The tide is turning toward Clemson who by far has the better overall record. Also who knows when Spurrier will decide to retire. Could be right after signing day since Spurrier jr. Has shown interest in coordinator positions at other schools.

BMOC_
BMOC_

If Clemson were to play in the SEC, teams like FlaSt --  AU, UGA, S.Car, week-in  & week-out, they would be a 7-5 team on average.

gotaenfuego
gotaenfuego

@BMOC_Didn't they say the same thing about A&M and Mizzou? How'd that work out? Face it: nobody in the SEC this year had a team like FSU. Not Alabama, not Auburn, not anybody.

Tiger nation
Tiger nation

Yet Clemson has beat them all has beaten some of the best in the SEC over the years. Even when SC has lost to them.