Cali hoss at WSU satellite camp this weekend

CHECKING IN AT 6-3, 310-pounds, it's hard to not notice Oakley, Calif., hoss Dominic Fredrickson. His four Pac-12 offers prove that. One of those offers is from WSU, a team that has stayed in close contact this spring. This weekend in NorCal, Fredrickson tells CF.C he hopes to learn more about the Cougs at a satellite camp, where he'll also iron out plans for an unofficial visit to the Palouse.

Back when WSU offered Fredrickson in February, he says he didn't know a ton about the Cougar program. That has changed since.

"I've been speaking with Coach Eric Russell (area recruiter) and Coach Clay McGuire for a while now," Fredrickson said. "I actually spoke with McGuire two nights ago and he was telling me more about the offense and how he likes his lineman to be physical and play tough when they're blocking.

"I'm going to speak with them more this weekend and I'm hoping to learn more about the program when I see them in person."

FREDRICKSON WILL ATTEND a camp WSU coaches will be working this Sunday at Monte Vista High in Danville, Calif. (Coaches are allowed to work a camp away from campus as long as they're not hosting it. See this CF.C story for more.) Fredrickson said he'll hope to have some of his questions on WSU answered this weekend.

"Coach McGuire has been up front with me about the program and the kind of system that they run," Fredrickson said. "I think once we talk on Sunday, though, I'll get a better understanding of what they look for in their players and how I'd fit in."

In addition to Sunday, the three-star Freedom High prospect also hopes to learn more on an unofficial visit to the Palouse. Fredrickson is currently scheduled to visit Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State in the next two weeks and is eyeing a trip to WSU for either late June or early July. He has already taken unofficial visits to Cal, USC and Nevada.

"I'm hoping to get up there and see everything in person," Fredrickson said. "I'm talking it over with my parents and it really depends on how our finances are looking. I'm taking these other trips first, but the goal is to get up to Washington State as well."

AT OVER 300 POUNDS, Fredrickson was a dominant force for his prep team this season as an offensive tackle. At 6-3, though, he understands that his future is probably going to be elsewhere.

"WSU is looking at me more as an interior offensive lineman," he said. "Unfortunately I'm not 6-7 (laugh). I'm not quite tall enough for tackle at that level. A lot of the schools recruiting me (including WSU) like me at center.

"Coach McGuire told me he likes how aggressive I play and how I'm always keeping my feet moving. I'm a physical player up front."

In addition to WSU, Fredrickson holds offers from UCLA, Arizona State, Cal, Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada.

"I don't have any leaders right now and I'm probably going to wait until I visit all the schools before I put any kid of list together," he said.

"I don't want to rush my decision. I think it will probably happen at the beginning of my season or maybe even somewhere in the middle."

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