Cameron Lindsey’s life has changed dramatically over the past calendar year.
A year ago, Lindsey was hoping to get on the radar of major college programs and thanks to a lot of hard work and on-field production, that goal has been accomplished in a major way.
The 6-foot-2 outside linebacker from Aliquippa High School is now a Rivals four-star recruit and holds offers from Cincinnati, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Toledo and West Virginia. Lindsey is also hearing from a lot of other Power Five programs, who are still learning and evaluating him since last season was his first season as a varsity starter.
Last season was a busy one for Lindsey and considering he’s only entering his junior season and his talent level, the 2022 season should be the same.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke this morning with Lindsey about the past year and the coming season for him and his Aliquippa team, which will be one of the best teams in the state.
“I think about it all the time. Every offer that I get, I just think about all that’s happened in such a short span of time,” said Lindsey. “Last year at this time, I was just becoming a full-time starter for the team and still learning some things. I was just trying to get my name out there and going to camps to do that. This year, I definitely want to improve on some things that I struggled with or didn’t do as well as I wanted to last season and maybe that can help get my name out there a little bit more.
“Right now, I’m doing a lot of speed work and trying to get a little bit faster,” Lindsey said. “Last year early in the season, I struggled a bit and missed some tackles, so I’ve also been working a lot on my technique so I can clamp down on the missed tackles I had last season. I’m working out with my team and people that I know that work with speed training, like my cousin or my team.”
Speaking of team, Lindsey’s high school team, the Aliquippa Quips are loaded this season with Division I talent and will be looking to repeat as both WPIAL and PIAA Champions.
“Definitely, we’re talking about it all the time,” said Lindsey. “Even when we were younger, we wanted to win a state championship. Now that we’ve already done it and are so young and not even seniors yet, it’s crazy that we’re going to have a chance to do it again. I’d say this year, we’re a lot hungrier than we were last year because our coaches always are preaching how special it would be to win back-to-back in any sport and we’re working really hard to make that possible.”
Despite only entering their junior season, kids across the country in the Class of 2024 are starting to make verbal commitments. I asked Lindsey if he has a timeline yet or is that still a way away from happening?
“Really, I’ll just commit when I feel the time is right and when I feel completely comfortable with the school. I was thinking about a time, and I’d probably want to commit on my birthday, probably my senior year. So, I probably won’t be doing it until next year.”
During this next season, Lindsey plans on taking plenty of gameday visits and mentions Virginia Tech and Ohio State as a couple places that he’d like to visit along with the Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia. As Lindsey’s recruiting profile continues to expand, so will the schools that he looks to check out.