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The Final Cockdown: #63 Blake Camper

The Cockdown continues its quest through the offensive line as we look at another potential newly appointed starter upfront.

Rivals.com

Blake Camper

Sophomore
Offensive Line
6’7” / 293 lbs.
Virginia Beach, VA

Recruitment

Widely considered as a three star prospect, ESPN ranked Camper as the 32nd best player in Virginia and the 90th best offensive tackle in the nation for his class.

He was recruited by major college programs up and down the east coast, mainly from ACC schools. South Carolina was his lone SEC offer, although Vanderbilt gave him a decent amount of attention as well.

College Career

While Camper saw the field in all 12 games of the Gamecocks in 2015, the majority of experience came on special teams. He did earn one start at right tackle against The Citadel.

2016 Outlook

While Camper will have his eyes set on a starting position on the Gamecocks offensive line in 2016, as alluded to yesterday, the highly sought after and more versatile D.J. Park may be more in line to get the nod ahead of him at right tackle.

That doesn’t mean Camper won’t see some time on the field with the Gamecock O. While there’s talent on the South Carolina line, it’s widely inexperienced and unproven. Camper will need to be ready to see the field each and every game in 2016, starter or not.

Potpourri

Camper’s dad, John, played under the HBC at Duke. I wonder if that had anything to do with his recruitment at South Carolina?