Schultz in no hurry to make a decision

Bingham (Utah) tight end Dalton Schultz came in to the NIKE Camp ranked as the nation's top player at his position and showed why with an impressive performance that saw him get locked in for The Opening.

Dalton Schultz has been impressive this spring on the 7 on 7 circuit and had another dominant showing in Oakland. He has great size and hands but it's his route running and ability to get open, no matter the coverage, that separates him from other tight ends.

On the recruiting front, there has been a lot of speculation that Schultz is a heavy Stanford lean but the tight end said he's still open to all colleges right now.

"I'm not planning to commit until I take all five of my visits," Schultz said following the camp on Sunday. "I might even wait until Signing Day before I make my decision. Everyone I talked with told me I need to take my official visits, I mean you only go through the process once so I want to get the most out of it."

Schultz is planning to take a handful of unofficial visits this week and will then figure out his official visits later in the year.

"I'm going to Stanford on Monday," Schultz said. "Oregon State will be on Wednesday and Washington will be on Thursday. I've been to Stanford before but have never been to Oregon State or Washington so I'm looking forward to checking those schools out.

"I'm not sure what other visits I'll do in the summer. I might try visit Oregon in the summer when I'm there for The Opening but they haven't offered yet and I'm not even sure how I fit their system anyway."

As for his official visits, Schultz said he knows one school who will get a visit but is still trying to figure out the others.

"I'm going to visit Stanford for sure," Schultz said. "If I like my visit this week to Washington, I could maybe take an official visit there too. The thing with UW is I love the coaching staff. Coach Paopao and Coach Tuiasosopo are the ones recruiting me and they make me feel like a million bucks every time I talk to them.

"My relationship with the coaching staff will be big for me. Academics is first but how I get along with the coaches is next. Not just the head coach but my position coach and the strength coach too. My trainer said you spend more time with the strength coach than any other coach so it's important to really click with the whole staff.

"I'm looking at Utah too and there's definitely a tug of war going on for me staying in-state or going away from home. I feel like I'm being pulled in both directions right now. My family said they're going to support me no matter what I do and they'll still be at all my games no matter where I'm playing. It's just pretty confusing right now for me but I have a lot of time to make my decision and that's why I want to wait it out."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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