A national recruit, Diamond Ranch’s Delp will soon have offers to match

Diamond Ranch two-way lineman Kammy Delp picked up his ninth scholarship offer Monday, but schools like San Jose State better get in a word while they can. The 6-foot-5, 318-pound junior is a national recruit, he just doesn’t have the offers to match. Yet.

Delp already has five Pac-12 offers – UCLA, USC and Oregon have visited but not offered – and has received visits at spring practice from Alabama, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc. The list just keep growing and the offers are likely soon to follow, according to Diamond Ranch head coach Roddy Layton.

“He could end up with 20 or 30 offers,” Layton said. “Every school that comes out has the same reaction, ‘Oh, he’s bigger than I thought he was.’”

His current offers: Arizona, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Boise State, Nevada, Fresno State and San Jose State. The aforementioned bigger-name schools have been expressing interest since Delp was a sophomore. As he continues to grow, they all take his measurables with a grin of salt. This spring is the time when they want to verify them with their own eyes.

“Some of them aren’t sure if I’m like every other high school coach out there who pumps up their own guys,” Layton said. “But all the recruiters have said the same thing, that he is a good looking 318 pounds. They can’t believe the way he moves. He’s athletic enough that we played him some at running back and tight end.”

Delp could play offensive line or defensive tackle in college. He played every position but center on the Diamond Ranch offensive line last season in addition to recording 75 tackles, 25 of which went for a loss, seven sacks and five tipped passes as a defensive tackle.

According to Layton, Oregon State is recruiting him as “a big athletic guy.”