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Cameron "Deep" Threatt Claims STRONGER title at Fortius Project

No one made a bigger statement at the Fortius Project at NEMCC on Saturday than Cameron Threatt. After being a big-play threat to the defense during the 7-on-7 portion of the day he took him the STRONGER award as the camp’s most outstanding performer.

The rising junior showed he has the fluidity, physicality and athleticism to be a star at receiver. Last season he spent most of his time on the defensive side for Lewisburg. If it works out for him to play both sides this season, he could emerge as one of the state’s most versatile playmakers.

“What stood out was how physical I was playing 7v7,” Threatt told SES Mississippi. “It felt good taking home the MVP trophy since I worked hard to get it. It shows that I can play with people older than me. It gives me confidence.”

But not only Threatt physical during the 7-on-7, he also felt his hands and feet were solid. He used his hands to fight through contact from DBs and his feet to maneuver around them.

Threatt signed up for the Fortius Project in early January, and had been looking forward to the event for some time. All of the skills that shined are things he’s worked on this offseason and will continue to sharpen in the coming months.

“My mindset is to be more physical, work hard and compete on and off the field,” He noted. “My goal this summer is to get faster, quicker and add weight.”

If he does indeed add some good weight to his frame this offseason, watch out. Threatt was able to use his strength to beat defenders on Saturday, but his frame is still long and slender. It could stand to add some pounds where he can dominate the same way in pads under the bright lights.

In addition to grinding it out physically this offseason, Threatt is also preparing mentally. Mostly, he’s watching film of some of his favorite players - Jalen Ramsey, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Landon Collins - and trying to borrow a thing or two. All of this in hopes, of course, to improve his game so he can help his team build on last season’s 6-5 record.

“This coming season is going to be better than last season because I think my confidence will carry into the season,” Threatt said.

Last season Threatt tallied 68 tackles and three interceptions. His time on offense was limited last fall, but with the graduation of Chester King, the Patriots will likely count on Threatt for more production this season.

Threatt, and the rest of the receviers, worked under the tutelage of NEMCC WRs coach, and former Ole Miss and Noxubee County star, Vincent Sanders on Saturday.

Though he isn’t sure yet, Threatt could very well find his way back to the Fortius Project on April 7th at ICC to defend his STRONGER status.

#Lewisburg #FortiusProject #JohnLukeMcCord

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