Cameron Gets To Perform In Front Of ND Staff

June 14, 2017
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Luke Cameron had been to Notre Dame several times before, but this past weekend was different as the 2018 Indianapolis defensive back had a chance to work out at Irish Invasion.

“It was pretty unbelievable,” the 6-foot, 205-pounder said. “I think I got the inside scoop of everything Notre Dame is and who they are. I was pretty aware before, but after this, I pretty much know all there is to offer and everything they’re about.

“One thing was even though they don’t have fraternities and stuff like that, every dorm is a big community and the whole school is all a big community because there aren’t as many students there as public schools. They’re closer and they’re all together. You don’t just dorm with other athletes, you dorm with everyone. I kind of like that because everyone is close and everyone is a part of the University.”

Cameron also enjoyed his opportunity to perform in front of the Irish staff.

“The camp went pretty good,” he said. “It was great to compete. That was probably the most stacked camp I’ve been to. Every player there was legit, every player was really good. I really liked competing with everyone who was my skill level and that was a pretty good atmosphere.

“My main focus was just to show good my feet were and my technique and smooth back pedal, just to show I could play football. Even though I’m more of a guy who you’ll get more of a feel for me as a player in pads, I feel like I showcased some of my skills.”

The Kokomo, Ind., native spent most of his time at safety where he was able to work with Notre Dame assistants Todd Lyght and Mike Elko.

“That was probably the best part of the weekend overall for me,” he said. “Getting hands-on coaching from Coach Elko and Coach Lyght. Coach Lyght gave me a lot of good tips I could use this year. Coach Elko, I probably interacted with him the most. It was nice. He was coaching me just like I was one of his players.”

The feedback was positive as well.

“They like what I showed,” said Cameron. “Coach Elko said he was going to go over the tape. He’s going to go over everything I did. He said I’m on their radar and all of that, so that’s nice.”

Cameron has a scholarship offer from Army and has been offered as a preferred walk-on by Ohio State. He’s hoping for a similar opportunity with the Irish.


“That would be a pretty big deal to me, especially because I’ve grown up watching them as far as I can remember, so that would be a huge deal for me and a very big opportunity.”

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