The Tennessee Volunteers picked up a ridiculously talented offensive weapon from out of Virginia in the 2023 recruiting class. Head coach Josh Heupel convinced ATH Cameron Seldon that being a member of his roster was the best spot for him in college football. As an added bonus for Tennessee, Sheldon joined the Volunteers during spring practice as an early signee. That allowed Heupel and crew to get their highly talented recruit acclimated to his new home at running back.
“So far, there have been a few growing pains for Sheldon as he gets comfortable transitioning into becoming a college running back. Following Tennessee’s White-Orange game, the freshman broke down the progress he’s made in the spring and when did he have his moment of breakthrough,” said Seldon.
“Yeah, it has been real hard, but I’ve been just taking it slow, putting the pieces together. Coach told me I’ll be okay. So, I’m just slowly putting everything together, so it can all make sense. It’s different because I play receiver. I’ll be good, though.
“I think I had that moment at practice when I got hurt, and I just pushed through. And things were looking more better. I think I needed that; that moment. But yeah, that helped me grow.”
Seldon previews his potential role, evaluates switch to running back
Since arriving at Tennessee, though, Seldon has worked primarily out of the backfield as a running back. He said that’s actually where he’s more naturally comfortable after playing running back since he was about 12 years old.
“Just from playing backyard football and when I played YMCA football and AAU,” Seldon said. “I feel like since I started at running back that’s going to be my position now because I’m really natural at it. Receiver I have to work at it, so I feel like that’s my strength.”
Seldon flashed what he could do in the spring game with an impressive 24-yard touchdown run. He ended the day with 10 carries for 45 yards, with another three catches for 43 yards to accompany it.
He’s a multi-faceted talent.
“In my opinion I think I just know how to run the ball,” Seldon said. “I can catch it, I can run it. So I feel like receiver and running back could be a role, but wherever I can get touches that’s where I’m striving to be at.”
While Cam Seldon has played running back before, he noted this potential role has a lot more to learn at the college level. That will be the biggest part of his adjustment.
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