Kampmoyer stock soaring

Arizona State's first 2016 commit, Hunter Kampmoyer, has taken several unofficial visits since making the pledge while continuing to develop his relationship with Sun Devil coaches.

A quick commitment to Arizona State followed Bishop (Calif.) two-way athlete Hunter Kampmoyer's unofficial visit to the school for a junior day event in February. Since, then, Kampmoyer has generated a lot more interest.

The Sun Devils were the first major offer, but since then Boise State, Cal, Oregon State and UCLA have followed suit, Kampmoyer and others are in pursuit.

"I thought I would commit and it would all be over but schools started messaging me right away actually, saying they hoped it wasn't too late, offering me scholarships and what not," Kampmoyer said. "I talked to Washington and they said they plan on offering me in the next couple weeks and then Oregon will offer me at some point it seems like from what they've said.

"I went down there last weekend to Oregon and Oregon State and Oregon said they were going to come watch me in the spring and that's when they planned on offering me. They were nice visits. Oregon had impressive facilities and I liked their academic support for student-athletes. Oregon State had a nice junior day and offered me after."

A 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end and tight end, Kampmoyer said he remains aligned with the Sun Devils but isn't ready to close the door on other potential opportunities.

"I'm committed to ASU," Kampmoyer said. "Right now that's the most comfortable school for me and that's where I see myself going. I'm keeping an open mind on other schools and want to experience the recruiting process. You only get to do it once and so I want to see what these other schools have to offer and what not but right now I'm still committed to ASU.

"The relationship is just getting stronger and stronger. I've been talking to (ASU tight ends coach) Chip Long a lot. Messaging him three or four times a week, calling him about once a week probably. Just building a relationship there and talking to other coaches, (offensive coordinator) Mike Norvell, just building a strong relationship."

As a junior, Kampmoyer was credited with 123 tackles, 21 of which were for loss, with 13 sacks. He's the first Division I football prospect to come out of the isolated central California town in decades.

"It really means a lot to this community and is very cool," Kampmoyer said. "I believe I'm the first Division I athlete out of Bishop in over 30 years. It's really cool for me and the town and everyone is very excited for me and supporting me and it's really awesome. My head coach told me we've had guys go D2, D2 but about 30 years ago last year we had a quarterback from here go to Fresno State."

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