WSU Recruiting: Tacoma OL talks timetable

WITH THE COUGARS landing a trio of in-state verbal commitments over an eight-day period, and more offers out to other Evergreen state products, could other crimson pledges be imminent? How about Tacoma’s massive Kameron Smith, when does the Tacoma o-lineman plan on making his decision?

It wouldn’t appear his verbal pledge is coming anytime soon.

“I’m thinking about making my decision sometime after football season,” said Lincoln High’s Smith (6-8, 300). “I really want to get all of the options I can and weigh the options and then choose the best facility for myself. So I really want to bide my time and make the right choice.”

Smith has offers from Washington State and Utah State.

“I just recently visited (WSU) and it was beautiful campus and they have all new facilities. All of the coaching staff are really down to earth. They’re entertaining at the same time. You have the sense at the same time that they want to push you. I really like that type of atmosphere,” said Smith.

Smith picked up his WSU offer in May.

“They liked my body frame and my work ethic,” said Smith. “They had seen my film and they talked to people and liked that I’m a hard worker. But they also kind of sized me up and looked at my frame. They’re a heavy passing team and they said for my frame in particular I’m a very good passing team tackle. They see a lot of potential in me and I’m grateful in seeing that potential.”

Smith said the Cougs are recruiting him hardest, with Smith says he’s been staying in touch with area recruiter Eric Mele and o-line coach Clay McGuire 3-4 times a week through twitter.

“I really like their personalities,” said Smith. “Both of those guys, I kind of clicked (with). It’s awesome to know that just because they’re college coaches doesn’t mean they can’t have a little bit of fun too because they both have fun, they’re not just ‘Do this, do that and you may play.’”

Smith said he has no unofficial visits planned for July.

“I’m planning on using my time in the summer to lift and work on my craft and become better because I already have colleges that are interested in me and people looking at me. So I see it as I need to hone my skill, get stronger in order to have a good senior season and then show these colleges what I have with my (senior) film,” said Smith.

Smith has also heard from Arizona and UW, though not lately.

“I haven’t really been talking to anyone other than Wazzu because it’s that lull period with coaching staffs (in recruiting). But I’m not very worried about it because I know this is the time when the coaching staffs aren’t really doing recruiting,” said Smith.



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