Three-star DL among large WSU visiting group

IT'S LOOKING LIKE there will be double-digit official visitors on hand in addition to the sellout crowd at Martin Stadium when the Cougs play host to Oregon State. The prep contingent includes three-star prospect Kammy Delp, who is taking his first official visit. He tells CF.C he can't wait to get to Pullman and that a WSU verbal pledge is making a strong push for him to also go crimson.

Holding over 15 scholarship offers, Pomona, Calif. lineman Kammy Delp recently narrowed down his list to a top seven -- WSU, UW, Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA. Shortly after, he began setting up his official trips and the Cougs earned the first one.

"I'm really looking forward to getting up there," Delp said. "It's my first trip and what I've heard from other friends, it's a great experience. I'm excited to watch the game on Saturday night and see what the campus is like."

The friends Delp is referring to include current WSU verbal pledges Greg Hoyd and Marcus Griffin. Delp and Griffin participated in Nike's "The Opening" over the summer and the two have remained in contact.

"Ever since then, we've become pretty close friends," Delp said. "He's been bugging me quite a bit to get up there for a visit. He's trying to get up there this weekend for a visit as well. I know he wants to show me around the campus, along with the coaches and the other players."

DELP IS RATED three-stars and the 18th best offensive guard prospect in the nation by, but the Cougs have other ideas for the 6-4, 310-pounder.

"I'm being recruiting by defensive coaches Ken Wilson and Joe Salave'a," Delp said. "They want me to come in and line up at defensive tackle for them. They told me they like my abilities on the offensive line, but with my tenacity, I could make plays for them on defense.

"A lot of the other schools recruiting me are split. They've told me I could line up on either offense or defense. To me, though, I really don't have a preference. I'll play wherever the coaches think I'll be able to help the team most."

HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH the Cougar staff, he said, was one of the main reasons why the Cougs are in his top seven. In addition, Delp has family that lives in the Tacoma area -- and being able to play close to his family is something that also intrigues him.

"It'd be a good fit for me if I chose to go there because then I could have my family come see me on game days," Delp said. "My parents could fly up to visit and watch me play too, while they are visiting the family we have up there. That's also something I'm keeping in mind."

The Diamond Ranch High standout said he will also take official visits to Oregon State and Arizona State "for sure." He is undecided on his last two trips.

DELP HAS LONG been linked as a strong UCLA lean out in cyberspace, but he said he has no clear favorite right now.

"UCLA is my local option and I've been going to a lot of their games," Delp said. "I love what I see, but I want to take these official visits to see what else is out there. I want to see if the experience I have on other campuses can match what I've seen at UCLA."

Delp said he will announce his college decision on Jan. 5 at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Carson City, Calif.

A list of who is visiting on any particular weekend can and does change all the way up until just before kids step on the plane. But as of Tuesday morning, it's looking like a big recruiting weekend at Washington State.

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