Nembot takes in Cougar experience

STEPHAN NEMBOT, THE 6-7, 270-pound line prospect out of Van Nuys, Calif., had postponed an earlier official visit to WSU and planned to shut down all officials until after his senior season. But this weekend, he ended up taking that Palouse trip after all..

Stephan Nembot, out of Montclair School, had only a few minutes to talk Sunday evening as he made his way home from Washington State.

"It was good, it was something special…" said Nembot of the Wazzu weekend. "I already had some answers in my mind but I just wanted to see something new. The last time I was there (summer) I didn't see the college (life), the team spirit at the game," said Nembot, who attended Paul Wulff's summer youth camp in June but did not participate due to an injury.

Nembot is originally from Cameroon and speaks in a heavy accent but he has a personality that shines in any language. And although he only started playing the sport of football but a year ago, his recruiting stock has taken off like a rocket. His skills set and athleticism also mean he could play DE, DT or o-line at the next level.

"On the football team there (at WSU) they called each other "brother", so that was very interesting and nice to see. Even though they are not from the same parents, they are calling each other brother. That (struck) me," said Nembot.

NEMBOT HAS NOW taken two officials, to WSU and UW and because his coach wants him to focus on his senior season, the Wazzu trip might now be his last until after the season.

Nembot, who holds offers from Washington State, Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington, Stanford, UCLA, USC and others, said his decision might be later rather than sooner.

"This is a hard decision to make and I have to think (long and hard) about it. I don't know when it will be," said Nembot.

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