In-state OT talks WSU offer with CF.C

WHEN YOU CHECK in at 6-8, 300-pounds, it’s going to be hard for college programs to not notice you out on the football field. And for Tacoma’s Kameron Smith, this couldn’t be more true. The offensive tackle told his recruiting interest in beginning to pick up and this included his first offer from Washington State last week. A visit to the Palouse is also in the works, he added.

Late last week, Smith got some good news from special teams coach and area recruiter Eric Mele.

“They offered me a full ride last Friday,” Smith told CF.C on Monday night. “I spoke with Coach Eric Mele and the offensive line coach Clay McGuire. They were both telling me how they would like me to be a part of the team and how I’d fit in the system.

“They told me they liked the way I play on the offensive line and that they see a good future for me as a Coug.”

THE FULL RIDE from the Cougar staff was Smith’s first. The 6-8, 300-pounder said he’s also receiving interest from Bucknell, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Portland State.

WSU being the first school to put a scholarship on the table was big, though, he said.

“The first offer is always the most exciting,” Smith said. “It makes me feel like everything I have worked for is starting to come together. It makes me want to work even harder too.

“WSU just recently started recruiting me, but it’s big knowing they are so interested in me. I’m planning on taking a visit there soon. Another captain on my team and I are hoping to make it there for a camp in mid-June. I might try and go before by myself, though, for an unofficial visit to check out the campus and meet the coaches.”

The Lincoln High product added that he’s nowhere close to making any kind of a commitment.

“I’m planning on holding out until after my football season,” he said. “I think it makes more sense to get everything together before making a decision. I shouldn’t just walk into something so big and important without thinking it over first.

“I want to focus on the important things ahead of me and do my research. When the time comes and everything feels right, I’ll make my decision.”

On Monday afternoon, Merced College (California) cornerback Devron Davis added an offer from Washington State, he announced on his Twitter page. In addition to WSU, Davis, who checks in at 6-0, 205-pounds, also holds offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Louisville, Utah, Northern Iowa and Utah.

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