Howell Central 2018 Kameron Outlaw is gearing up for a big senior season after a solid junior season competing at both receiver and defensive back for the Spartans.
A 6’1, 176-pound receiver, Outlaw brings speed and quickness to the position. He has been timed at 4.52 in the 40, has a 31-inch vertical and put together 12 reps at 185 on the bench.
Outlaw likes to use his hands, run crisp routes, find a way to get open and go up for the ball. Defensively, he uses quick feet, is physical at the point of contact and keeps his receiver in front of him.
“I would describe my play on the offensive side of the ball as quick and physical,” he said. “What I bring to my team is leadership, lots of speed, strength, and trust. A lot of these guys depend on me to lead them to victory, on and off the field, which is why I was chosen team captain.”
He said a year ago the Spartans most important game came against Blue Springs in the opening round of the Class 6 playoffs and despite seeing his season come to an end, Outlaw played well against a talented team, finishing with four catches for 74 yards, all in the first half.
The Spartans return much of its roster from a squad that went 2-8 a year ago and have high expectations for a turnaround season in 2017.
“Our team this season is a very talented group, and one that is willing to get better,” Outlaw said. “We have a lot of returning varsity players, and a great coaching staff this season. Offensively we can attack in all ways, and defense is a lot more improved. We should be fun to watch.”
This offseason, Outlaw is working a lot on his cover skills as a defensive back, breaking on inside route, keeping receivers in front of him and close.
“My footwork got a lot better so that makes the main goal easier,” he said.
And at receiver, Outlaw is working on getting faster and running crisp routes every play.
He began playing football as a freshman, but also played flag football in middle school for the O’Fallon Renegades.
“They taught me a lot of what I know today,” he sad.
Outlaw says his high school coach, Pete Eberhardt, has had the biggest influence on his football career to date.
“There has been so many ups and downs going along the way, coach not only helped me become a better player, but a better person,” Outlaw said. “He taught me how to be vocal, positive, and a leader on the field and off. Lots of things I’ve learned at the WR position have been because of Coach Ebby.”
Outlaw currently holds offers from Missouri Baptist and Culver Stockton and has drawn interest from a host of schools, including Western Illinois, Northwest Missouri state, Central Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota State, and others.