|Offers:||Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Tulsa, Utah, UTSA, Vanderbilt, West Virginia|
|High School:||Rockdale (Rockdale, TX)|
|Commitment Date:||October 22, 2020|
|Rivals||5.8||| | ||
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Texas Tech received their 11th commitment of the 2021 class in Rockdale running back Cam’Ron Valdez.
— CamronValdez³ (@CMVlll) October 22, 2020
Valdez is nearly a 4-star running back and probably will be by the end of the process. RedRaiderSports’s Ben Golan spoke with Valdez’s head coach Jacob Campsey about what to expect from Valdez:
Q: I believe you’re a defensive-minded coach, so what kind of problems and challenges does Cam’Ron present to defenses?
JC: “I’ve never seen the ability to have such vision that he has and be able to get to where he needs to be in one step. So from a defensive standpoint it really doesn’t matter a lot of times if you’re gapped out front, he’s gonna see the lanes and he’s got the footwork to make an out-of-this-world cut or move and get where he needs to go. Then he’s so big and strong, he’s not going to be tackled by one person. He’s really kind of got it all but I’ve always said it starts with his vision, he creates so many problems for a defense with how well he sees what’s going on in the box. It doesn’t matter where a run is designed to go, if there’s an opening he’s gonna find it.”
Valdez is incredibly fast, has terrific burst, he’s got nice size. I’m not a huge fan of the dancing at the line of scrimmage, but that’s not a huge deal. What that also means is that he has lateral quickness in his ability to evade defenders. Valdez finishes runs really hard, doesn’t necessarily try to evade defenders so he’s not afraid of contact.
In terms of production, Valdez fan for 1,697 yards, averaged 9 yards a carry in 2019 and had 26 touchdowns. He can definitely run.