Wire ranked among the best prospects in Louisiana
Heading into the 2017 high-school football season, East Ascension offensive tackle Cameron Wire was already being mentioned among the best football players in the state. Now, the proof is in the pudding.
Wire—who committed to LSU back in June—has continued to move up in recruiting analysts’ rankings over the summer. One of these rankings that has seen Wire surge is from 247sports.com.
Just in the span of a couple of months, Wire has shot up three spots on their list of top Louisiana prospects for 2018. Wire is ranked as the No. 12 recruit in the state.
Things have moved quickly for Wire in the past year. Just last summer, he was competing for a starting position on East Ascension’s offensive line.
Wire was an important piece on the Spartans’ basketball team, but football was still relatively new to him.
However, the 6-foot-6, 275-pounder came into his own last year and earned a spot on East Ascension’s starting offensive line, opposite of Oklahoma signee Adrian Ealy.
Wire excelled in his first year as a starter. He earned both All-District 5-5A and All-Parish honors in the Spartans’ run to the second round of the playoffs.
Along the way, big-time college football scouts began to come out of the woodworks to recruit him.
His head coach, Darnell Lee said that he has “improved lightyears” and that “the people that looked at him last year and weren’t interested, well, they’re offering him scholarships now.”
Those scholarships came from some of the biggest college football powerhouses in the country.
He has 37 offers in all. These offers include the likes of: LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss, Florida, Louisville and Oklahoma.
Though, just a month after receiving the offer from LSU, Wire decided to make his verbal commitment.
In announcing his decision on Twitter, Wire said, “When I was a kid, I had no interest in playing D1 football or going to the NFL. I always wanted to play basketball, but one day, I decided to go try out for our local little league team, and I loved the sport ever since. I started working harder and harder to turn dreams into reality, and today, I finally get a chance to make a dream come true. With that said, I am committing to Louisiana State University.”
Only a few weeks after making his commitment to LSU, Wire made an official recruiting visit to Texas.
New head coach Tom Herman (who almost became LSU’s head coach back in November) offered Wire a scholarship, but Wire stood firm in his allegiance to the Tigers.
In addition to being ranked as the 12th-best prospect in Louisiana by 247sports, the website also has him listed as the 26th-best offensive tackle in the country. He is the No. 300-ranked recruit nationally.
Wire is currently preparing for his senior campaign with the Spartans. East Ascension will be trying to compete for the District 5-5A title.
Louisiana Class 5A is predicting they will finish third, behind reigning champion Catholic and archrival St. Amant.
East Ascension will officially begin the 2017 season on Sept. 1, when they visit two-time defending Class 3A state champion Lutcher.