Then yes because you are a 7000 point decathlete who can’t shot put very well most likely. As long as you can run sub 17s hurdles and throw the discus around 40m. I would use you as decathlete. We’d see in the first 2 years how you progress, but I would not try to put weight on you. I’d let the training mold you into stronger and more powerful athlete. No redshirt required.
I assume we are talking about a Frosh in College not High School with those marks.
Aren’t you basically talking about what I am “see in the first 2 years how you progress.” Is that not MY advice. I however am giving the option of not wasting a year of eligibility it the process.
Most multies do redshirt their first year of college for the reason Daniel mentions with having difficulty vaulting and conditioning the upper body.