Delp lists ASU as a co-favorite

Kammy Delp was plenty impressed by either side of the ball in ASU's 58-21 win over Arizona, but the role the Sun Devil coaches envision the Pomona (Calif.) two-way lineman to assume was just as exciting as every other aspect of his official visit to Tempe.

"The visit was amazing," Delp said. "I loved the atmosphere and everything about the team. It was pretty crazy. The defense really stood out to me. The offense put up the points but the defense made a lot of stops, especially on 4th down and those are things that make championship teams.

"The defense is really what I was looking at all last night and that was pretty cool."

Getting a current player's perspective is usually one of the most valuable inputs a prospect can receive and the fact that Delp was obtaining that information from individuals he has already previously known was an added bonus.

"I was hosted by the Latu brothers," Delp said. "I know them from high school football growing up near each other so this was like a small family reunion. They were being real about everything, saying that the workouts were hard but it was obviously worth it because they are about to play in the Pac-12 championship.

"So it's all good things and Arizona State football is pretty exciting. I'm glad I took my visit and there is a good chance I might come here. The atmosphere and community here are great. Ever since I stepped off the plane people knew who I was. The fan base here really loves their ASU football and I found that very interesting."

The 6-4 330-pound Kammy Delp said that for a while he was being recruited by Arizona State for both as an offensive and defensive lineman, but during this visit it has become clearer where the Sun Devil coaches would like to see him line up at.

"It's was going back and forth," Delp stated, "but when I talked to coach Graham he suggested that if I come here that I play at defensive line. I'm open to anything and it doesn't matter to me. Coach Graham loves my tenacity and how I get after the ball. He said that if I come here he can prefect my technique so I can play like Will Sutton. So the coaches are very excited about that.

"The coaches like me at the three-technique Will Sutton role and I'm pretty excited about that. But I know after watching him play that I have room to improve, getting stronger and faster. They are graduating five seniors on the line and that means opportunities for other players and I'm excited about that."

Delp reported a power clean mark of 315 lbs. and squatting mark of 430 lbs.

One of the biggest non-football aspects of his visit that impressed him the most were ASU's academics.

"I talked to a lot of the academic advisors," Delp commented. "I like their academic support and how they lay out a plan for you to get your degree. I found that interesting."

With offers from more than half of the Pac-12 teams, suffice to say that the Diamond Ranch High School (Calif.) standout has many quality options to explore. While he is taking his time with the process he does now have two schools that have jumped to the top of his list.

"I was surprised by what I saw at Arizona State and I never thought it was going to be like this," Delp admitted. "Coming from out of state and seeing all this was crazy. Manny Wilkins was telling me what ASU is like and he has been recruiting me. I'm going to call him tonight and tell him about my visit because he wanted me to call him and discuss things.

"Right now ASU and UCLA are my top schools. Now it's just a matter if I can get used to the feeling of being in-state or out of state and just getting used to that feeling. ASU is nice because it's far enough to be away from home, but also close enough to go home if you need to. I'm still going to visit Washington this week and Boise State the next week. I've still haven't decided where my last visit will be to. I'm not going to make a decision before I take all my visits so I'm probably going to decide in January.

"Academics and atmosphere are important and that's that I like about ASU and UCLA. It's really going to come down for me knowing the coaching staff better, focusing on the little things about the school and the team. Coach Graham talked to me about all the opportunities I will have with football and with my education. He's big on his team being a family and family is a big thing, and with the Polynesian culture family is everything."


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