Video: Top SEC target Cam Akers goes off in final HS game
Cam Akers is going to be a very good college football player, wherever he ends up.
Friday night, the five-star running back who also happens to play quarterback led Clinton High School (Clinton, MS) to a 49-35 victory in the Class 6A championship. And when I say “led,” I mean it.
He finished the game with 445 total yards (228 passing, 217 rushing) and seven touchdowns. That’s a heck of a final act.
“Cam Akers is the best player in the state of Mississippi, probably history,” said John Perry, the opposing coach (Pearl HS), per The Clarion-Ledger. “He was the difference in the ballgame, no doubt about it.”
Akers (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) is the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. He’s the No. 2 running back and top player in the state.
In 15 games as a senior, he recorded 5,233 total yards — that’s 348.9 per game — and accounted for 65 touchdowns, while only turning the ball over eight times the entire season.
“He’s unbelievable,” said Clinton coach Judd Boswell. “He’s a great kid. He’ll stay out here all night talking to you guys, signing autographs for everybody in this place.”
Akers de-committed from Alabama earlier this spring and is now considering Ole Miss, Ohio State, Florida State, and LSU, among several others. He recently took an official visit to Columbus, Oh. and will visit the Rebels in Oxford this weekend.
Akers recently said he was moving back his college decision date, and it appears as though he may now make his announcement at the Army All-American Bowl in January.