Culp mans the middle of the Feather River 'D'

Teams are always looking for that run-stuffing defensive tackle who can occupy blockers while making plays as a pass-rusher. Well, if you're looking for a player in the mold, look no further than Feather River DT Jerome Culp (6-3, 309) who fills a huge void in the middle for the Golden Eagles and as he approaches his sophomore season he says he's ready to show D-1 coaches what he can do...

"Right now, Auburn and Oklahoma State are the two schools that I'm speaking with the most," Culp told "Washington State was recruiting me this spring and they still like me and I have a verbal offer from Central Florida and Texas A&M and Texas Tech are both contacting me a lot.

"There are a lot of other schools that have been sending mail to me and contacting my coaches, but right now I haven't talked to any of them."

Culp was a standout prep in Great Falls, South Carolina and signed with D-2 Newberry College where he redshirted in 2008.

"I just wanted to get out and get a fresh start and take a chance on getting a D-1 scholarship," Culp told during the spring. "Coming out here was good. It was a change of pace for me and I really have enjoyed my time here."

As a redshirt freshman last fall, Culp posted 35 tackles and five sacks from his defensive tackle position.

"I can play nose (tackle) or the three (technique), but I mainly played three," Culp said. "My quickness and my get-off are both what helps me be successful on the field. I'm working hard on my strength this spring and summer so that I can hold up better against the run, but I was fine in that area last year."

Culp is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

Feather River begins their season on September 11th when they take on West Hills in a road game.

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