Lamb recruiting update

OREGON STATE's DEFENSE the past few years has featured some exceptional play in the secondary. One black and orange target for the 2009 recruiting class, Bryce Lamb, resides in Chandler, Arizona, where the prep standout is also one of the nation's very best in track and field.

Bryce Lamb (6-0, 180, 4.5) out of Chandler, Ariz., is talking with a lot of coaches these days. Mike Cavanaugh is one of those he says he's gotten to know fairly well.

"Coach (Mike) Cavanaugh (at OSU), I've talked to him three or four times...and he's pretty cool," said Lamb.

Lamb said distance would not be much of a deciding factor and he could see himself venturing outside of Arizona as easily as he could see staying home.

Including Oregon State, he holds offers from Colorado and in the Pac-10, WSU, Arizona State and Arizona. Washington State just offered him on Thursday.

LAMB SAID one of the draws for the Cougs is the responsibility that comes with a program like Washington State's.

"Coming into an up and rising program, it's going to be a lot of responsibility as in making the program better and growing the program and that's cool," said Lamb.

Strongly influencing his decision will be a school's track program. He's been competing in track almost since he could walk and although still just a junior, he's already one of the country's top prep long jumpers and triple jumpers.

Lamb currently has the third best jump in both events nationally this year and will be competing to land a spot on the Juniors World Team in June.

Oregon State, WSU and the other offering schools have told him they are on board with him competing in both sports in college.

"I like them (WSU) a lot. I've seen their track team and they're really good in track and they're an up and coming football program. Something like that is always good because there's a chance you can win championships on both sides of the table," said Lamb.

LAMB IS LISTED as a running back but virtually all of his offers are as an athlete and his best position in college might turn out to be safety. That's also the spot where the Cougs have offered him.

"I have seven or eight offers now, Washington State and Nevada just offered me (Thursday)," said Lamb. "Every one of the schools have asked me which position I want to play and I've just told them I want to be on the field, it really doesn't matter which side of the ball it's on."

Colorado's coaching staff is one of the schools Lamb mentioned that he's formed a solid bond with in the early going of the recruiting season.

Lamb said he doesn't anticipate an early decision.

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