Super 30: Millwood's Cameron Batson is talented, a leader and a hard worker

The senior is everything a coach can want in a football player. Texas Tech has recognized that, too.
by Scott Wright Published: July 14, 2013

Franklin is most excited about having such a natural leader calling signals for his offense.

“He's vocal, but he leads by example also,” Franklin said. “He's not one that'll bark and want everybody to jump on board, but won't do it himself. It makes it a whole lot easier for guys to follow when they know he's gonna be right there with them.”

Batson is spending part of his summer organizing workouts with his Millwood teammates with hopes of helping the Falcons get back to playing for state titles. But he has a real job, too. Batson works in a mentor program at the OU Health Sciences Center, a program he previously attended as a young boy.

“They knew I was good at math and science, so they asked me if I wanted to work there,” Batson said. “So I help the kids with math and science as a mentor. They're not troubled kids, but as you work with them, you learn different things they're going through that you went through as a child. So you can give them advice and help them.

“I really want to give back to the community, especially after college. That's something that's really important to me, to help kids.”

by Scott Wright
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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The Oklahoman's Super 30

No. 14: Cameron Batson

School: Millwood

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 165 pounds

Position: Receiver

Committed to: Texas Tech

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