’26 DB Camdin Portis recalls fond memory with Maryland assistant

Myers Park (NC) cornerback Camdin Portis camped in College Park heading into his sophomore season, but after shining with Carolina Prospects during Maryland’s first 7-on-7 tournament of the month before taking home the trophy, the 6-foot, 165-pound three-star prospect walked away from campus with an offer.

“You go into all the camps expecting to do your best. You want to go out there and get the offer, so you’ve got to perform. So yeah, I’d say I was expecting it,” Portis told IBG. “I like going out there and competing.”

After a pair of visits to campus and a verbal offer in-hand, Portis walked away high on the Terps.

“It was real nice. The facilities were amazing, I hadn’t seen that since I was at the camp last year. The coaches are always real nice whenever I was with them. It was a good vibe up there, plus meeting coach Aazaar [Abdul-Rahim] for a bit,” he added. “I met all of them. I met coach Aazaar, I talked with coach [Mike] Locksley and I talked to coach Merci [Falaise] for a lot of the visit. And coach Latrell [Scott], I’ve known him since he was at ECU.”

Portis recalled former assistant Gunter Brewer making the trip to Myers Park “a lot” through his first two seasons as the Terps’ area recruiter, but Latrell Scott has since taken over as he gets a chance to add onto a relationship established early in the process. In fact, Portis has a personal memory with Maryland’s assistant.

“I actually had my 14th birthday party at his house. Me and my friend were at the camp and it was my birthday that day. I actually don’t know how we ended up at his house, but it was a bunch of us and we had cake, cupcakes, a nice little cookout so it was a lot of fun. It was when he was still at ECU.”

Led by former NFL stars London Fletcher, Antoine Bethea, Nate Clements and Clinton Portis – Camdin’s dad – Carolina Prospects will hit the road for more tournaments through June with a schedule stop to Ole Miss on Friday while also venturing out to both Miami (FL) and Cincinnati.

Camdin Portis is not yet rated by On3, but is rated a three-star and 87 overall by 247Sports.

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