Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths as a cornerback?
Cameron Chism: I think my greatest strengths are my ability to adjust and find the ball. I am a very good tackler with great technique. I am a good coverage cornerback and I love to hit.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for this upcoming season at Maryland?
Cameron Chism: My first goal is to win every game, you always expect to win. It is especially important to me that we win our home games. I just want a great season team wise. My personal goals is to just play every play, stay healthy and be consistent all season. No mental errors, be one of those smart players that the coaches can depend on.
Scott Porter: What NFL player reminds you of yourself or one that you watch a lot of film on to better your overall game?
Cameron Chism: There are a lot of cornerbacks that I watch and try to pick up things from to help my game. One of the main cornerbacks is Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets. I watch the way he handles his opponent and I like how he handles himself both on and off the field. He plays bigger WR’s well as long as covering the quick speedy WR’s in the NFL. He is an all-around great player. I love the way he handles himself.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football accomplishments right now?
Cameron Chism: I had 2 big interceptions in a game once. When we played Boston College last year I had a big 4th down stop to win the game. It was a huge play in our season. As a team I think turning our program around we had been 2-10 and then this past year we went to a bowl game and finished at 9-4. We have something to build off this season now.
Scott Porter: What type of a person and player is an NFL team getting in Cameron Chism?
Cameron Chism: They are getting a guy who does whatever is asked for him and more. I will do whatever is expected of him. I have great character and a great work ethic. I can play special teams, CB, S, or whatever they want me to do, I am going to do it without hesitation.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Cameron Chism: I like to play video games, I love sleeping and hanging out with my friends and family. I am a pretty basic guy. I enjoy watching television.
Scott Porter: How would you describe your style of play?
Cameron Chism: I would say I am that do it all type of cornerback. I have good coverage skills and I can hit and tackle very well. I am good at reading and reacting to the play. I always make sure I am well prepared for my opponent prior to the game because that helps me react a lot better once it is game time. I put in the time and effort prior to a game to understand my opponent. I like to be that guy that can make plays when the ball comes my way. I don’t miss tackle and I don’t have mental breakdowns. I am very dependable. I like to play physical.
Scott Porter: What is something about Cameron Chism that may surprise people?
Cameron Chism: I am younger than most people think. I am only 20. I was playing college football as a 17 year old. Most people think I am older then I really am.
Scott Porter: What are your goals/expectations of yourself at the next level?
Cameron Chism: I don’t want to look to far ahead. I am very focused on the season at Maryland but my goals are first to make it there and be the best player and teammate I can be to an organization. I will do whatever they ask of me to win games and become the best player I can be. You will get the most out of my talent because I will work very hard at it.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your career?
I would say my older brother. He went to college and played football at Texas Southern. I went with him on his official visits and it really inspired me to work hard to be in the same situation. Being around my brother and seeing him go through the process made me want to be part of the same thing. Watching him go through all of this made me get very serious about what I wanted to do and the goals I had for myself. I was in 9th grade when I went on an official visit with him. That made me want it bad.