Cougs have Hamlett thinking gray

CONNOR HAMLETT, BROTHER of Cougar defensive end Casey Hamlett, took an official visit to Washington State this past weekend. And the Cougars had an offer for him to consider..

Lynnwood's Hamlett said Paul Wulff offered him as a grayshirt this weekend, meaning he would delay enrollment until next January before coming to WSU on scholie.

"I liked it a lot," said Hamlett, out of Meadowdale High. "This was my first time to Pullman and I was really impressed with their campus and facilities."

Hamlett, at 6-7, 235 pounds, could play a variety of positions on either line. Hamlett had never played with his hand down until this season.

"We'll see how my body turns out. Coach Wulff said they'd like to grayshirt me if I decide to go there," said Hamlett.

HAMLETT SAID HE made a connection to the Cougar players.

"I met most of the guys and I really liked them. And then when we had free time I would go over and hang with (Casey )," said Hamlett.

HAMLETT WILL TAKE one more official visit, to Oregon State this next weekend. The Beavs have not yet offered. He said he liked the idea of grayshirting at WSU but it could also be tough as a competitor to sit out the coming fall.

"I know they have few scholarships left and I was really impressed with coach Wulff, so I like the (thought of) going there. We'll see after Oregon State and what happens there. I'll probably make my decision in the next couple weeks," said Hamlett.

Hamlett was named first team all-league and honorable mention all-state for his work on offense at tight end this past season.

He's also an accomplished post player on the hardcourt, and scored 28 points in Meadowdale's recent 57-51 victory over Lynnwood.

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