University High’s Manny Miles isn’t Baton Rouge’s only high school quarterback with an LSU coach for a father. Danny Cameron, the son of Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, is a junior quarterback and safety at Catholic High.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Cameron was a starting safety, who also started two games at quarterback, for Loyola, an all-boys school in Towson, Md., last fall.
“When the Camerons came here, they were looking for an all-boys school for their sons,” Catholic coach Dale Weiner said. “So in some ways, they were sold on Catholic before they saw the school.”
Cameron enrolled at Catholic during the spring semester and participated in spring drills. His younger brother, Chris, is a freshman. The Bears have a three-year starter at quarterback in Nick Coomes, but Weiner said he expects Cameron to find multiple ways to contribute.
“Danny is a good athlete, and he’s the kind of guy who can help you in a lot of different ways,” Weiner said.
“He can help you as a quarterback or help you as a free safety. He can also help as a place-kicker and on kick coverage. I think he’ll get the opportunity to demonstrate what he can do during the season.”
Cameron said he is still getting adjusted to the south Louisiana heat and also continues to learn the Catholic playbook.
“I’m still learning, but it’s coming easier every day,” Cameron said. “I’m really trying to get the offense down and to help the team out however I can.
“I’ve heard it’s a lot different, and that the teams here have a lot more talent. It’ll be a faster game, and I’m looking forward to that.”
The Camerons are not the only coach’s sons at Catholic. Clay Moffitt, the son of LSU strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt, is a senior tight end. Ben Miles, the younger son of LSU coach Les Miles, also is a Bears freshman.