WR, Class of 2021
St. Thomas High School, Houston, TX
In just a week’s time, the recruiting outlook for St. Thomas (TX) 2021 athlete Cameron Bonner has completely changed. It’s not that Bonner didn’t think he’d get a college scholarship offer, but he definitely didn’t think it would come this quickly.
Bonner’s first two offers came simultaneously last Wednesday, as the 2020 recruiting class was mostly put to bed on National Signing Day. First, Louisiana Tech offered. Just a few hours later, Bonner discovered he had a Virginia Tech offer. Earlier this week, Baylor became offer No. 3. (Editor’s note: Houston also offered after this article was written.)
It’s been a lot to take in. Bonner has seen only one of those three schools, putting his recruitment in its early stages. However, he’s seen enough to form an opinion of his first two offers for sure, while he waits to see what comes next.
“I want a second home, really, a place I can relate to the coaches and the people there,” Bonner said. “I want to play my freshman year, so really, just the best place for me, and a place that has one of the majors (business management or sports management) I want to do.”
The offer from the Hokies seemingly came out of nowhere, but it was one he was happy to receive.
“I’ve actually never visited there before,” Bonner said. “It was my first time talking to Coach (Beau) Davidson. I don’t think he knew about my Louisiana Tech offer yet. He’s from Houston, where I’m from, and he went to Katy. When he offered me, it was just unexpected. I hadn’t communicated with them ever. I texted with him the other day, though, and he said he’s going to send their spring schedule.”
Davidson also relayed how vital the Virginia Tech staff believes he can be. That includes on both sides of the ball.
“I guess my coach had talked to him,” Bonner said. “He followed me on Instagram and (my coach) said he’d follow me back the same day. My coach told me to give him a call, and we had our conversation. He told me that he and the wide receivers coach had watched my film a few times. They like what I did on the field and said I could be a good defensive player, too. They said once...
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