The relationship between Penn State and 2023 safety Cameron Upshaw Jr. isn’t very old, but with the Nittany Lions in the picture, he’s pretty happy.
Penn State offered Upshaw (6-foot-1.5, 165 pounds), leaving him with an offer sheet that features Florida A&M, Maryland, Virginia and PSU now — with UVA, Maryland and PSU all coming within three days of each other.
— Cameron Upshaw Jr (@CameronUpshaw2_) September 22, 2021
With the offer coming recently, PSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Anthony Poindexter and run game coordinator and running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider have served as his main points of contact.
“The first time I came in contact was the day they offered me,” Upshaw told WVSN. “Probably two days ago. I talked to [coach] Poindexter and coach Seider.”
It wasn’t a long conversation with the Nittany Lions coaches, but their conversation was good.
“It was short, but they told me they like my film,” Upshaw said. “They like me as a player and what I put out on the field.”
A versatile talent for Gadsden County, playing as the dual-threat quarterback and the rangy free safety, he’s flashed his speed and strength across the field.
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— Cameron Upshaw Jr (@CameronUpshaw2_) September 12, 2021
While Upshaw isn’t too familiar with PSU head coach James Franklin or the Nittany Lions, he said he’s going to try to get out to State College this season, but he isn’t quite sure of his plans yet.
Upshaw expressed his happiness at picking up an offer from Penn State, saying how it meant a lot to him. “It’s probably the biggest offer I’ve got so far,” he said.
With his four offers right now, three coming in rapid succession, Upshaw’s recruiting process is heating up even with the slow start.
Only a junior at Gadsden County, Upshaw said his timeline isn’t set yet. He’s still easing into his recruiting process.