#STRecruiting: Delp spells out his next moves

Oscar Delp

TE Oscar Delp of Cumming, GA had been looking at September 30th, his mom’s birthday, as a potential date for making his commitment announcement. But due to a change in his visiting plans this month, the announcement will come at a later date. Clemson, USC, Georgia and Michigan remain in the hunt for one of the nation’s most coveted players with the three southern schools appearing to be the strongest with him.

Last Saturday Delp was in Charlotte to watch the Clemson-Georgia game.

“It was awesome.  I liked what both teams did with the tight end,” Delp said. “Both teams got the ball in their tight ends’ hands a couple of times.  It was fun to get out there and watch another game again.”

Delp will see Clemson again this Saturday as the Tigers keep up their intense efforts to land him.

“I’m still the guy that they want,” Delp said.  “They are recruiting me like they’ve always been.  I’m excited to get down there this weekend.  I don’t remember the last time I went to a game there, not recent at all.  I’m talking with Coach (Dabo) Swinney, Coach (Tony) Elliott and Coach (Brandon) Streeter every week.  They tell me they just have a history of winning and developing players, and there’s no place like Clemson.”

Next up will be a trip to Athens for the Georgia-USC game on September 18th. Then after a weekend trip with his family not related to football recruiting, Delp will see the Gamecocks again October 2nd for their game with Troy. So, as it works out, Delp will see those three finalists play twice before his decision. And he might make it up to Michigan for a game as well.

Delp said like Clemson, he’s in regular contact with the Gamecocks who, like the Tigers, have a strong sales pitch for him.

“I can make an impact as a freshman,” Delp said.  “Their fanbase wants me so bad and all that.  They get the tight end the ball a lot and they develop players.”

Delp said he saw for himself in watching video of the USC-Eastern Illinois game how big a role the tight ends play in that offense.

“I liked it a lot.  It was awesome,” Delp said.  “Getting to see them get the tight ends the ball a lot is always good to see.”  

Delp made official visits in June to Georgia, Florida, Michigan and USC. He made unofficial visits to Clemson in early June and late July.

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