Sought DT trips to Wazzu this weekend

HE'S 6-2, 285 pounds and performed smartly both on the inside and outside of the defensive line this season. He's received double-digit offers this recruiting season and schools have been clamoring to get the JUCO defenseman in for a trip. On his schedule for this weekend, an official visit to the Palouse and Washington State.

DT David Mahoney (6-2, 285, 4.9) talks on the phone about like he plays, about a mile a minute. He'll be out on the Palouse this weekend.

"I have about 15 offers. I'm interested to meet the Washington State coaching staff and to learn more about them and the school. And I really want to meet the players," said Mahoney.

Mahoney this season at Pierce College posted 35 tackles, eight sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss while playing up and down the defensive line.

"I think (WSU) is talking about a hybrid of both," said Mahoney, who said he has no preference where he lines up on D. "It doesn't matter – if I get the right coaching, it doesn't matter where I play. If I get the right coaching where I'm playing d-end and d-tackle at the same time, I'm happy and if my d-tackle is not as good as my end, then I just want to play one spot. It's just all about the coaching."

WASHINGTON STATE, HE says, likes his motor and relentless style of play.

"I guess they like my strength and my speed –I can play the d-end and d-tackle spots and I'm used to be playing both. I really don't know a lot about all the schools in the recruiting process but I showed them my film and I guess they like what they see. I'll take down some players, I've chased down some receivers," said Mahoney.

MAHONEY MIGHT STILL graduate with his AA in time to be a mid-year transfer. If so, he would be eligible to enroll in January and go through a spring session, or it could be he ends up with a program later in the year.

"I'm trying and really pushing forward on that. I might still make that but if not, I will be a May guy," said Mahoney.

Mahoney has three to play two. After his official to Washington State, which will be his third, he plans on taking a mid-week official to Texas Tech on Dec. 17. He has already visited Tennessee and Arizona State, and gave both visit experiences two thumbs up.

"I'm just waiting to find the best school," said Mahoney.

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