NEW ORLEANS -- Not many players at The Opening New Orleans regional were as impressive as ESPN Junior 300 running back Cam Akers. The fifth-ranked running back in the country and the 47th-ranked player overall ran an impressive 4.44 seconds in the forty-yard dash as well as logging 40.5 inches in the vertical jump.
With his play, it’s easy to see why schools from all over the country are lining up to try and land the former Alabama commit.
While Akers doesn’t have a list of top schools quite yet, there are several schools, including Alabama that are still in the mix for the talented Clinton (Mississippi) High School prospect.
"I don’t have a top five or anything like that yet,” Akers said. "Me and my family, we will discuss that sometime. Alabama is still in the mix for me, they are recruiting me very well. Tennessee, Georgia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Cal, Arizona State. Ohio State is still in the mix, I’ll be visiting them at the beginning of summer, then Georgia and Clemson.”
Akers is also trying to line up several other visits, including trips to Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Auburn, Florida and Florida State. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound back will visit the Seminoles this weekend.
“Really I just want to see what they have to offer,” Akers said of FSU. "They have Dalvin Cook and of course Jimbo Fisher is a great coach, so I’m really just going down there to see what they have to offer.”
Akers was planning to visit LSU this past weekend, but decided to delay that visit for another few weeks.
"They are supposed to come down and see me for spring ball,” Akers said. "So I’ll see them then and then when spring ball is over I’ll be going up. I like the tradition they have at running back. Leonard Fournette, Jeremy Hill, they are all great running backs and I just like the tradition that they have there.”
Akers originally committed to Alabama in August of 2015 but later backed off that pledge in March. This time around, the all-purpose back said he would like to take his time with the process and make sure he is making the right decision.
“Really, I just wanted to step back and reevaluate things and make sure that was the best decision for me and my family,” Akers said about backing of his Alabama commitment. "That’s really what we had to do to make sure I was making the right decision. I’ll probably take my time this time. I don’t want to rush back in to a commitment, so next time I commit, it’s going to be for good."