WSU's Dimry: An extra early arrival

THE VAST MAJORITY of the 2015 Washington State recruiting class is expected to arrive out on the Palouse this weekend and start summer classes on Monday. But one member of the class arrived to WSU more than a month ago.

We didn't speak with C.J. Dimry long on Friday afternoon but it was long enough for the lanky wideout to tell CF.C he's been in town for a while and took part in the first summer school session that began on May 11.

Those arriving this weekend will take part in WSU's second summer school session that begins Monday. Four others, including DE Jeremiah Mitchell and QB Tyler Hilinski, along with transfer WR Kyrin Priester and 2014 holdover DB Deion Singleton, arrived at WSU in January. It used to be incoming signees would show up a couple days before fall camp but that all changed a few years ago -- virtually everyone in WSU's incoming signing class now gets a head start in the classroom and thereby also become eligible to take part in voluntary summer workouts.

Cougar fans might not be as familiar with Dimry as they are with other members of the signing class -- he was offered by WSU just before LOI Day and immediately verballed over an offer from Syracuse -- but that could change come August.

Dimry checks in 6-6, the tallest Cougar wide receiver by far.

Tied for second are wideouts Daniel Lilienthal, Barry Ware and Dom Williams at 6-2.

Indeed, Dimry is tied for third-tallest player on the entire Cougar roster, with only o-linemen Cody O'Connell (6-8) and Gunnar Eklund (6-7) casting a longer shadow. Along with the 210-pound Dimry, o-linemen Brandon Evers, Joseph Price and Jacob Seydel are also listed as 6-6 by Washington State.

And for a team looking to boost its red zone scoring, it should be great fall camp theater to see if Dimry can carve himself out a significant role despite what looks to be a strong, veteran wide receiver corps.

  • At Saddleback last season Dimry caught 26 passes for 541 yards and six touchdowns -- his 20.8 ypc was fourth in the conference.

  • His father, Charles, was an NFL cornerback for 12 seasons with the Falcons, Broncos, Buccaneers, Eagles and Chargers. He posted 580 tackles and intercepted 21 passes during his NFL career.

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