Football star to take talents to Mizzou

Andy Kimball
Opinion Columnist

Senior Cam Hilton runs into the open field against Jackson High School in the 2013 Class Five State quarterfinals.  (Photo by Bret Waelterman)

Senior Cam Hilton runs into the open field against Jackson High School in the 2013 Class Five State quarterfinals. (Photo by Bret Waelterman)

When senior Cam Hilton, Webster’s star wide receiver and defensive back, graduates this spring he will extend his football career to Mizzou.

Hilton, who was a star on the team that lead the Statesman to the Missouri State semifinals was an All-State and All-Metro player as a junior, and had 70 tackles and seven interceptions last season, three of which were returned for touchdowns.

None were more prominent than his 100-yard pick six in which he weaved through Pioneers to shift momentum in Webster’s 21-19 win over Kirkwood in the frigid cold of last year’s District championship game.

Hilton had 1,100 all-purpose yards as a return man and had 922 receiving yards. He also had 19 total touchdowns.
He was also All-District and All-Conference on offense and defense.

Hilton was most proud of “All-State and All-Metro… because that means that I am one of the top players in the state and in the area.”

Hilton is a three star safety prospect according to 247sports.com and is the 10th rated recruit in Missouri. He was given an 83 of 100 score by ESPN.com and is listed as the top safety recruit in Missouri and as a top 50 safety nationally.

Hilton made the decision on April 19, of last year, chose to attend Mizzou because “It was the perfect fit for me. It’s in the best football conference, and the SEC (southeastern conference), the location, and the facilities are great.” He chose Mizzou over Indiana, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Iowa State and Illinois.

Hilton started playing football in the first grade. He said he “wanted to try things out, but (he) was really too young to remember.”
Hilton is inspired by “my mom definitely, my whole family, my coaches, and Joe Scherer,” he said.

Scherer, who is a football coach in Saint Louis, played college football at Pennsylvania University and has a son, Michael, who plays linebacker for the Tigers.



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