June 10, 2010

Kamp still solid to Oregon

Recruiting is getting into full-swing across the nation, but Mesa, Arizona athlete Sam Kamp isn't feeling the pressure. Kamp committed to the Ducks back in April, and has been able to focus on his schoolwork and team ever since.

Duck Sports Authority caught up with the Mountain View high school product to see how his summer was going.

"Summer just started for us about a week ago and we're already jumping into passing league which is basically 7-on-7," said Kamp. "We have done some Lineman Challenge stuff and we're just getting our lift on."

Since during 7's there are no defensive linemen, Kamp plays receiver.

"I'm going to be playing tight end during those." Generally defensive linemen don't receive much attention for their hands. DSA asked Kamp if his hands were good enough for the next level. "I think I have Division I level hands," Kamp replied. "I don't expect to be dropping a lot of balls."

For Oregon, Kamp is penciled in as a defensive end recruit, however he expressed a willingness to play anywhere they need him.

"The Ducks are recruiting me at defensive end but they know they can put me wherever they need to put me," said Kamp. "I've talked to the coaches and I could put some weight on and play defensive line (tackle). I could work in at defensive end. I think it's really how my body changes in the next year. I do prefer defensive end though. I love getting after the quarterback."

Asked for the strength of his game, the Arizona standout identified his improving quickness.

"I'm definitely getting a lot faster," Kamp evaluated. "I think my first two steps off the line are my biggest strength. After that I think closing on the ball and run-stopping."

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