While speaking to the media this week during his introduction as Tennessee’s new offensive coordinator, Joey Halzle didn’t hold back his excitement while talking about offensive early enrollee Cameron Seldon.
Halzle was asked about what Seldon brings to the table for Tennessee, and even before the question could finish being asked, Halzle responded: “He’s a freak.”
Seldon, a 6-foot-1 athlete out of Heathsville, VA, committed to Tennessee in July of 2022 and enrolled at the school in January 2023. Even in just a short amount of time on campus, though, Seldon has already impressed his new offensive coordinator.
“He gives you a chance to do some really fun stuff,” Halzle said. “Obviously, with a young guy that’s first time in the building, you got to be careful to not bog somebody down and overload them with everything you could do.”
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Seldon, a former track star at Northumberland High School, is listed as a four-star wide receiver according to 247Sports but has plenty of ability to play all over the field. Whether it is as a wide receiver, running back, or some other combination, Seldon has a number of different abilities with the ball in his hands that can help out Tennessee moving forward.
As of right now, Halzle’s decision regarding the best spot for Seldon will come just a little bit later down the road in the full evaluation process as he begins his time at Tennessee.
“You got to get him good at one thing first,” Halzle continued on to say about Seldon. “Where he ends up starting out, as we get through our pre-spring stuff before we get on the field for spring ball we’ll make that decision more definitive as we roll based on what he can handle, what he does well, what he doesn’t do well. Then once he gets one thing cemented –okay he’s really good at this – now you can start growing a guy like that’s extra roles. Really whatever they can handle, starting at a young age and moving on through his time throughout the program.”
Even without an initial position in the first few weeks, Seldon certainly has a bright future on Rocky Top. According to 247’s rankings, Seldon landed as the sixth-highest commit in Tennessee’s 2023 class and the third-highest offensive player behind quarterback Nico Iamaleava and wide receiver Nathan Leacock.
According to MaxPreps, Seldon finished the 2022 season for Northumberland as the Indians’ leading rusher with 445 yards and seven touchdowns on 29 carries with an average of 15.3 yards per carry. MaxPreps also has Seldon as the leading receiver last season with 202 yards and three touchdowns on just six receptions.