Millwood's Cameron Batson made transition to quarterback look easy

ALL-STATE FOOTBALL — The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Cameron Batson stepped into the job and immediately started producing. Soon he'll make the transition back to receiver at Texas Tech.
by Scott Wright Published: January 5, 2014

After three years as a wide receiver, moving to quarterback was a little tricky for Millwood senior Cameron Batson.

Not that you could tell.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Batson stepped into the job and immediately started producing. Ultimately, he threw for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000, leading the Falcons to the state championship game for the first time since 2006.

And he earned a spot as The Oklahoman's All-State quarterback. Of course, now, he'll have to prepare to make the transition back to receiver, where he'll play in college at Texas Tech.

“It was a little rough in the beginning, not throwing the ball in a while,” Batson said of the move to quarterback. “But we got things adjusted where we could make things happen.

“Going from quarterback back to receiver, I think I'll be a better receiver than I was. Texas Tech will definitely get me ready for the next level, so I can possibly play in the NFL, hopefully one day.”

Batson is an ideal slot receiver in the Texas Tech system, with his speed and elusiveness in the open field. And he's deceptively strong running with the ball.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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