Cameron Magruder was the 2007 Class President at Dr. Phillips High School.
He studied film production at the University of Florida and now has built a niche as a social media influencer. The 29-year old has over 230,000 subscribers and creates weekly sports content on his YouTube page.
- Cameron Magruder has over 230,000 subscribers on his YouTube
- Created studio out of his home in Bay Hill
- Produces three weekly videos on trending sports topics
Most people just know him as Scooter Magruder.
But he’ll tell you his draw to drama and pulling off popular sports skits came way before all of this.
“When I was 14, I was on a reality show called Endurance 2, shout out to the blue team,” Magruder explained. “It was basically a kids survivor. And so that really sparked my interest because I got to see all the behind the scenes work that was going on.”
Sixteen years later he’s built his own set inside his Bay Hill home and invested in LED lights, props and even a camera man.
“If you see any of the zoom in’s, that’s him,” Magruder said of his longtime friend and photographer. “We went to high school together –shout out to Jonathan Salmon.”
The two first took TV Production classes together at DP. They reconnected after college and have collaborated ever since.
“Because we have such a long history-friendship with each other I can make my suggestions,” Salmon said. “He can say his suggestions and we can laugh about stuff, butt heads but still laugh about stuff.”
For Salmon—he says the most satisfying part of his job is seeing how the clips come to life.
“Magruder does all the editing so I am here, no music just watching this guy –who is impersonating maybe a sad fan and he is just yelling and sad I feel weird like filming the sad man,” Salmon explained. “But it’s pretty funny to see how it turns out and I had no idea that he was going to do this or do that.”
Magruder’s videos vary but generally carry a sports theme and you’d be surprised at what he enjoys most.
“The comments and engaging with people from all around the world,” Magruder said. “There’s a Cowboys fan in Philly who’s like ‘man, these are the videos I need to get me through.’ I have a lot of people that hate the Gators but they love my videos. I don’t even watch football and I love your videos.”
And while Magruder has turned this niche into a career, his aspirations continue to evolve. This spring he’ll tackle more basketball reaction videos including March Madness and the NBA playoffs.
At the end of the day, Magruder measures success by sentiment.
“I can make a video and if half the people are like this is inaccurate or this sucks –then it’s not really a successful video. It might have 500,000 views but if half of those are dislikes and people are like I can’t relate to that. A successful video is when someone is ‘that’s what I say.”