EDMOND — If you didn't know any better, it would appear Edmond Memorial football star Kameron Doolittle has no interest in the recruiting process.
He doesn't take too active a role and has been very selective in the camps he has attended. In fact, while some recruits have gone from coast-to-coast since school let out, Doolittle has only participated in two camps this summer.
But don't be mistaken. Doolittle definitely cares about getting scholarship offers and is paying attention. He's made calculated judgments on going to the best camps, but he's not letting the process consume his life.
"I don't know, I've just been busy some times or was playing basketball in the winter," Doolittle said. "That's just the way it's gone, but it's OK."
You're allowed to have a laid back attitude when you have the talent that Doolittle has. Despite not being in the spotlight for most of this summer, Doolittle has earned the No. 12 spot on The Oklahoman's top 30 recruits for next season.
Doolittle has four offers, and a number of top-tier programs have shown interest in Memorial's versatile threat.
But if they're waiting for Doolittle to give them an answer anytime soon, they're going to be waiting a long time.
"It's still wide open," Doolittle said when asked if he's any closer to a decision. "I think it's still going to be a while, but you never know. This definitely hasn't been stressful, so I'm weighing all options."
Doolittle has another month to make an impression, because when the season starts, it's going to be extremely tough for scouts to gauge his talent as a wide receiver since he'll be the Bulldogs' starting quarterback.
That doesn't concern Doolittle too much, either. Though it might hurt his recruiting stock, he's really excited about the new direction Memorial's offense will be going in.
"Since the first day (of spring), he's just been a different person," coach Justin Merideth said. "He realizes this is it for him and the rest of the senior class. This is their chance to do something special."
The offense is designed to allow Doolittle to do what he does best — make plays in space. He only threw for 609 yards and six touchdowns last season, but he made plays with his legs. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards and added another six scores on a team known more for its punishing defense.
"It's a different attitude this summer. We know what we can do now. We don't have any doubts," Doolittle said.