Meet the new Longhorns: Quarterback Cameron Rising fits the Texas offense

Posted December 20th, 2017


Cameron Rising, quarterback, Newbury Park (Calif.)

FYI: 6-2/209; 4 stars; No. 157-ranked player in nation, per 247Sports Composite

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Committed: April 22 (early-enrollee)

Scouting report: Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck tend to favor dual-threat quarterbacks and Rising offers enough mobility to succeed at Texas. Rising is the type of quarterback who uses his legs to buy extra time in the pocket or pick up yardage when no passing option is open. That doesn’t mean Rising can’t be an effective runner in college. He averages nearly 10 yards per carry in high school.

Rising arrived on the scene as a sophomore. He threw for 3,213 yards and 40 touchdowns to just one interception, adding 756 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. He was on pace for another productive season as a junior, but a shoulder injury limited him to five games. Rising passed for 1,349 yards and 14 touchdowns in those five games. He also ran for 390 yards and four touchdowns.

The 4-star quarterback had 1,374 yards and 12 touchdowns to just four interceptions as a passer in nine games as a senior. He completed 56 percent of his passes. Rising added 431 yards and nine touchdowns as a rusher.

Rising’s greatest strength is throwing the football and that’s why he’s ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the nation, per 247Sports Composite. Rising excels with deep passes and has the arm strength to throw every route on the passing tree. He throws well on the run and exhibits a strong understanding of timing and touch.

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