Feb. 6, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University head football coach Paul Wulff has announced the following student-athletes have signed a national letter-of-intent and will enroll at WSU this fall:
NAME POS HT WT YR HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Beck, Myron* S 5-11 205 RS-SO Seattle, Wash. (Glendale College) Bland, Louis S 6-0 205 FR Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic HS) Coerper, Adam DE/TE 6-5 230 FR Hood River, Ore. (Hood River Valley HS) Daniels, LeAndre DB 6-1 180 FR San Leandro, Calif. (San Leandro HS) Frank, Kevin DB 5-10 170 FR Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS) Hayward, Terrance DB 6-1 175 FR Carson, Calif. (Culver City HS) Hodgdon, Timothy OL 6-3 287 FR Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Tesoro HS) Johnson, Easton* WR 5-11 185 JR Renton, Wash. (Feather River College) Karstetter, Jared WR 6-4 195 FR Spokane, Wash. (Ferris HS) Laurenzi, Anthony DT 6-3 260 FR Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS) Ledgerwood, Mike LB 6-1 215 FR Kennewick, Wash. (River View HS) Lintz, Andrei TE 6-4 220 FR Bellingham, Wash. (Meridian HS) Luapo, Josh DT 6-0 295 JR Torrance, Calif. (LA Harbor College) Mackay, Cory WR 6-4 215 FR Redmond, Wash. (Eastlake HS) Matthews, Jay S 6-1 200 FR Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS) Norrell, Kevin WR 5-9 180 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS) Pencer, Tyson DE/TE 6-6 260 FR Delta, B.C., Canada (Sands Secondary) Reitnouer, Alex OL 6-5 235 FR La Canada, Calif. (St. Francis HS) Sanchez, Jessy DE 6-2 265 JR Culver City, Calif. (West LA College) Schmidtke, Calvin QB 6-0 186 FR University Place, Wash. (Lakes HS) Simmons, Daniel RB/DB 5-10 180 FR Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS) Spitz, Dan TE/DE 6-5 245 FR Spokane, Wash. (Mead HS) Staden, Chantz RB 5-11 200 JR Campbell, Calif. (De Anza College) Stormo, Skylar TE/DE 6-4 227 FR Everett, Wash. (Kamiak HS) Toomer, Tyree DB 6-0 180 FR Bellflower, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS) Vandenkolk, Michael WR 5-10 175 FR Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS) Williams, Zack OL 6-3 285 JR Pasadena, Calif. (Glendale College) Wolfgramm, Bernard DE 6-3 270 JR San Mateo, Calif. (College of San Mateo)
*Did not sign NLI, enrolled at WSU in January, 2008
The following junior college transfers enrolled at WSU in January and are attending classes:
BECK, MYRON, S, 5-11/205, RS-SO, Seattle, Wash. (Ingraham HS '06)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Ingraham High School...led Metro League in receiving as a JUNIOR...hauled in 52 receptions for 952 yards and 12 touchdowns...named first-team All-Metro Sound Division...named a Seattle Times White Chip prospect following his SENIOR campaign...posted 34 receptions for 828 yards and three touchdowns...two-way player was named first-team All-Metro Sound Division as both a wide receiver and defensive back.
EASTERN ARIZONA: Redshirted the 2006 season.
GLENDALE COLLEGE: Led the Western States Football League with six interceptions as a REDSHIRT FRESHMAN, returning three for touchdowns...named NJCAA All-Region First Team and second-team All-WSFL.
WULFF COMMENTS ON BECK: "We knew when he came out of high school he was a good football player. He just wasn't recruited. He went to junior college and received his AA degree and was then offered several Division I-AA scholarships. He instead chose to walk-on here and earn a scholarship which I think he has an opportunity to do fairly quickly in his career. Myron has really matured a lot and I'm very happy he is in our program. He's definitely going to give us some instant depth at our safety position."
JOHNSON, EASTON, WR, 5-11/185, JR, Renton, Wash. (Hazen HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-Seamount League First Team as a SENIOR running back...also named first-team all-league as a punter...rushed 218 times for 1,633 yards and 19 touchdowns...had a 99-yard touchdown run against Tyee...recorded a season-high 471 yards rushing on 37 carries against Renton...had five touchdowns in that game...also hauled in 13 passes for 205 yards...had 2,265 yards of total offense.
FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE: Had nine receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown as a SOPHOMORE...also had seven kick returns for 115 yards (16.43-yard average).
WULFF COMMENTS ON JOHNSON: "Easton a player that was from a high school here in Washington. He was a good player and played well in junior college. He was recruited elsewhere but really wanted to play in Washington."
The following signees will enroll at WSU in August:
BLAND, LOUIS, S, 6-0/205, FR, Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter for head coach Mike Glines...carried the ball 65 times for 619 yards as a FRESHMAN...had 17 total touchdowns...two-way starter also recorded 40 tackles and three interceptions...returned 13 punts for 265 yards...named to the all-conference team and earned team's Outstanding Defensive Back of the Year Award...was also named Calhisports.com's Freshman of the Year...named Modesto Bee All-District as a SOPHOMORE...named all-conference and all-state after racking up 882 yards and 27 touchdowns on 54 carries...on defense had 60 tackles and one sack...returned 10 punts for 276 yards and seven kickoffs for 365 yards...named team's Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player...Modesto Bee Player of the Year as a JUNIOR...also named to Modesto Bee All-District Team and league Most Valuable Player...earned both all-conference and all-state accolades after posting a school-record 1,900 rushing yards on 133 carries...also scored 33 touchdowns...registered 74 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions on defense...returned 13 punts for 233 yards and one kickoff for 85 yards...once again earned team MVP honors...named Stanislaus County Outstanding Athlete of the Year and Calhisports.com Junior Athlete of the Year...named EA Sports Football All-American Third Team as a multi-purpose performer as a SENIOR...named CIF All-State First Team, CIF Small Schools Player of the Year, first-team CIF All-State Small Schools, All-Northern California First Team, All-Section Sac-Joaquin honorable mention...rushed for 1,776 yards and 32 touchdowns en route to Western Athletic League First Team honors...also posted 70 tackles as a linebacker/safety...recorded seven games of 175 yards-plus on the ground, including season-high 218 and two touchdowns against St. Mary's...had season-best five touchdowns three times during year...also caught eight passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns...was a finalist for California Mr. Football...played in the KCRA Blitz 3 All-Star Game...was one of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd, Nov. 10, 2007...finished career with over 5,000 career rushing yards and 107 touchdowns while leading team to four consecutive Sac-Joaquin section championships...team's high school record was 49-3-1...ranked as one of California's top 100 recruits by Scout.com...ranked No. 24 all-purpose back in the nation by USA Today...one of the top wrestling recruits in the nation was runner-up at California State Wrestling tournament 171-pound division for head coach Steve Strange...captured state wrestling titles as a freshman (152 lb) and sophomore (171 lb)...member of the USA Wrestling National Duel Team.
PERSONAL: Louis Bland III...parents Louis and Lisa...brothers Reggie and Mitchell...three-year class president at Central Catholic High School...mentor coach/tutor for the Modesto 49ers youth organization...named to the honor roll all four years.
WULFF COMMENTS ON BLAND: We are very excited to have Louis. He was class president three times and he is very tough minded and about as solid a citizen as you are going to get. He is a true leader in every sense. He's going to bring us great toughness and athletic ability. He's a program guy, a guy that can make a lot of people around him a lot better. He's a tremendous leader and we are very excited to add him to our program.
COERPER, ADAM, DE/TE, 6-5/230, FR, Hood River, Ore. (Hood River Valley '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-league accolades at both defensive end and tight end as a SENIOR...named 6A all-State on offense after hauling in 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns in nine games...on defense registered 84 tackles and five sacks...was also the team's punter, averaging 40-plus yards per punt.
PERSONAL: Adam Coerper...parents Walter and Jodi.
WULFF COMMENTS ON COERPER: "Adam is someone we found a little late. He is your big, rangy, athletic, tough kid from a small town. This university has made a living off players like that over the years. He can run extremely well and he's tough. In a few years, he'll be a bona fide Pac-10 football player."
DANIELS, LeANDRE, DB, 6-1/180, FR, San Leandro, Calif. (San Leandro HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-Hayward Area League as a SENIOR linebacker...two-way player also garnered second-team all-league honors as a wide receiver...named All-Eastbay and was a ContraCostaTimes.com Cream of the Crop honoree.
PERSONAL: LeAndre Daniels...earned the EBAL Scholar Award and was given the African American Student Union Award...interested in pursuing a degree in engineering/construction management.
WULFF COMMENTS ON DANIELS: LeAndre is somebody we saw late but he is a very athletic kid and has the ability to be a safety or outside linebacker. He's got a lot of room for improvement. The weight room is an area where he has got a lot of growth and potential and has a chance to be a real fine player down the road. He is a solid student and a player that has overcome a lot of adversity and has done a heck of a job in his life to do all the right things. We are excited to have LeAndre in our program and a part of what we are trying to build.
FRANK, KEVIN, DB, 5-10/170, FR, Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player lettered twice under head coach Dave Hoskins...passed for 711 yards and six touchdowns as a JUNIOR...also ran for 398 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense...on defense registered 19 tackles and two interceptions....named all-league and all-city for Delta League champions...preseason second-team Scout.com All-California as a SENIOR...named all-league, all-city and all-state for repeat Delta League championship team...also garnered CALHISPORTS.COM All-State Third Team honors as a quarterback/defensive back...one of California's Top 100 recruits according to Scout.com (No. 70)...member of the Scout.com West Top 150 (No. 113).
PERSONAL: Kevin Marcus Frank, Jr...parents Kevin Sr. and Chara...brother Ketwaun and sister Kourtney...cousin Ricky Reynolds played football for the Cougars...enjoys playing football, family time and reading history...interested in pursuing a degree in communications or history.
WULFF COMMENTS ON FRANK: "Kevin is one of the fastest players we signed. He's a legitimate 4.3-4.4 40-yard kid that we feel has the ability to be an outstanding cover corner. He also would be athletic enough to be a wide receiver. Going back to this class, I think you're going to see flexibility in these players and we have to have that."
HAYWARD, TERRANCE, DB, 6-1/175, FR, Carson, Calif. (Culver City HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Registered 84 tackles, one sack and an interception as a JUNIOR for head coach Tom Salter...two-way player helped lead squad to the Ocean League championship and the state quarterfinals as a SENIOR...recorded 51 tackles, three interceptions and six pass break-ups...also racked up 404 all-purpose yards...was named to the all-league team...track standout placed first in both the league and city championships in the 110m hurdles as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Terrance Hayward...mother Katrina Candler...younger brothers Tramel and Donavan Watson...enjoys talking on the phone and hanging out...plans to pursue a degree in either English or business.
WULFF COMMENTS ON HAYWARD: "Terrence has a huge upside. He's only 16-years-old, but he's got big size. He's 6-foot-1, 185 pounds - might be a huge corner down the road. He's only going to get a lot bigger and a lot stronger. He definitely has the ability to improve a tremendous amount. He's already a talented young player but I think his future is very bright."
HODGDON, TIMOTHY, OL, 6-3/287, FR, Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Tesoro HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Led FRESHMAN team to an undefeated record en route to captain and lineman of the year honors...was a varsity starter for head coach Brian Barnes' Pacific Coast League and Division III State champions as a SOPHOMORE...earned All-South Coast League and lineman of the year accolades at offensive guard as a JUNIOR...in the winter made the Nike All-Combine Team in Long Beach...team captain was named first-team All-South Coast League as a SENIOR...Titans went undefeated in league play...also earned first-team All-Orange County and first-team All-CIF SS Pac-5 Division in his final prep season...CALHISPORTS.COM All-State Third Team honoree...Scout.com named him to their San Francisco All-Combine Team...named one of the top offensive guards in the country by Rivals.com (No. 42).
PERSONAL: Timothy Richard Adams Hodgdon...parents Mark and Amy...younger brother Tanner and older sister Emily...father played collegiate soccer at UMass and was on the National Team in 1978...enjoys surfing and golfing...was a National Football Association and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete...received the Torch of Excellence in 2005 for math...principal's honor roll member all four years at Tesoro High...plans to pursue a degree in business or international finance.
WULFF COMMENTS ON HODGDON: "Timothy is a nice big, tough offensive lineman that's going to help our program a lot in the future. He's someone that is going to give us a solid foundation for the future. He'll give us some attitude and a nice physical presence inside."
KARSTETTER, JARED, WR, 6-4/195, FR, Spokane, Wash. (Ferris HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Hauled in 71 passes for 1,002 yards and 12 touchdowns as a JUNIOR for head coach Jim Sharkey...campaign brought about All-Greater Spokane League and Associated Press All-State honors...named WIAA/The Seattle Times State Athlete of the Week following a 174-yard, two touchdown effort...as a SENIOR caught 61 passes for 758 yards and 12 touchdowns, once again being named to the AP All-State team as well as the WashingtonPreps.com All-State team...named a Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...ranked in Scout.com's Washington Top 50 (No. 22)...member of Scout.com Northwest Hot 100 (No. 57)...member of the Scout.com West Top 150 (No. 138)...also a top-level basketball talent, earning three letters and serving as team captain...helped lead the Saxons to the State championship in 2007...named All-GSL honorable mention as a sophomore and earned GSL MVP honors and all-State accolades on the hardwood as a junior...also lettered three times as a sprinter on the track team.
PERSONAL: Jared Karstetter...parents Jerry and Perrianne...younger brothers Kurtis and Cole...father played basketball at Eastern Washington...uncle Scott Dahlquist played football at Idaho...enjoys hunting, fishing and water and snow skiing...planned program of study is undecided.
WULFF COMMENTS ON KARSTETTER: "Jared is a big, physical receiver and a good athlete. He's got a bright future because he has a tremendous area for growth as a technical receiver. Coach Levenseller will get him steered in the right direction, but once he learns the ins and outs of the position, he has a very bright future to help this team."
LAURENZI, ANTHONY, DT, 6-3/260, FR, Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Registered 40 sacks and more than 170 tackles during high school career...named Orange County Register Defensive Player of the Year following his SENIOR campaign...registered 91 tackles and a school record 23 sacks...23 sacks was school record and 2007 season-high for California...team captured Century league and CIF Southwest Conference titles...named lineman of the year in the Century League and the player of the year in the Southwest Division...garnered first-team All-CIF and first-team all-league honors...CALHISPORTS.COM All-State Second Team on defense...initially set the school's sack record as a JUNIOR with 15 as squad posted 13-1 record...named first-team All-CIF and first-team all-league...led squad to consecutive CIF-SS division titles...played first base and pitcher as member of varsity baseball team...as a SOPHOMORE team posted 9-1 record en route to Century League title.
PERSONAL: Anthony Laurenzi...parents Tony and Linda...has one younger sister, Michelle...father played baseball at Long Beach State and professionally in Oakland A's organization...plans to pursue a degree in construction management at WSU.
WULFF COMMENTS ON LAURENZI: "Anthony is someone we found a little bit late; he was a late bloomer in a lot of peoples eyes. He grew late and developed late. If you watch his film, he really became an outstanding ballplayer. Anybody that could have 23 sacks in one year; he's just got instincts and the ability to get the quarterback. To me, Anthony is a player that has a lot of football instinct."
LEDGERWOOD, MIKE, LB, 6-1/215, FR, Finley, Wash. (River View HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in football under head coach Devin Chavez...as a JUNIOR named South Central Athletic Conference First Team linebacker, team defensive MVP and All-State Second Team...two-way player recorded 121 tackles in nine games at linebacker as a SENIOR...SCAC co-defensive player of the year also registered five sacks and forced three fumbles...All-State and All-Area First Team linebacker... and played fullback and tight end...earned four letters in basketball and ran sprints and threw javelin for River View High School's track and field team.
PERSONAL: Michael Ledgerwood...parents Ron and Wendy...one of three children, older sister, Marissa, and younger brother, Colton...honor roll all four years in high school.
WULFF COMMENTS ON LEDGERWOOD: "Mike is somebody a lot of people didn't know. Again, he's another one of those under-the-radar players that I had the opportunity to watch firsthand in high school football camp. After his junior and senior year, we kept thinking we had to hide this guy. He's a good football player that not a lot of people know about. He's going to be an outstanding football player for this team."
LINTZ, ANDREI, TE, 6-4/220, FR, Bellingham, Wash. (Meridian HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead team to the league championship as a FRESHMAN...named to the all-league and All-Whatcom County First Teams for head coach Bob Ames as a SOPHOMORE punter...led team to the statre championship as a JUNIOR...earned all-district, all-county and all-State on offense after hauling in 49 passes for 718 yards...16 touchdowns were a school record...also named all-district and honorable mention all-State on defense as a junior...caught 35 passes for 628 yards and five touchdowns for league champions as a SENIOR...also rushed 54 times for 442 yards in his final prep season...team captain named Associated Press All-State as both a punter and defensive end...served as his team's punt- and kick-returner...named all-district at each of his positions and earned district defensive MVP honors...named Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...ranked one of Scout.com's top 50 Washington prospects (No. 36)...selected to play in East-West All-State Game...second player in Meridian High history to be offered a Division I scholarship...was a post on Meridian's basketball team...three-time letterwinner and two-year captain...team was a district qualifier both freshman and sophomore seasons...named to the all-state tournament first team, honorable mention all-state and team offensive most valuable player as a junior...also played defender on the Trojans' soccer team...four-year letterwinner and two-year captain...team won the league championship his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons...named second-team all-league as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Andrei Lintz...parents Jeff and Galina...younger brother Pavel...grandfather Yuri played professional soccer in Russia...enjoys playing and watching sports...planned program of study is undecided.
WULFF COMMENTS ON LINTZ: :Andrei has got a very bright future. He's a bona fide tight end/defensive end type of kid that can run extremely well. He's only going to get a lot bigger and stronger. I know Stanford and Arizona State came in late after he committed to us and ASU tried to offer him and he shut them out. Andre has a huge future in front of him. He's the right kind of guy, the type we want."
LUAPO, JOSH, DT, 6-0/295, JR, Torrance, Calif. (Torrance HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner played fullback, linebacker and defensive end for head coach Rock Hollis...only FRESHMAN in school history to score a touchdown...received the team's Nails Award as a SOPHOMORE as the team's hardest hitter...once again received the Nails Award as well as the Coaches' Award as a JUNIOR...named first-team All-Pioneer League and second-team All-Area Daily Breeze as a SENIOR...played in the All-South Bay Lions All-Star Game...team captain was named team's most valuable player and once again earned Nails Award recognition.
LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE: Named to the all-conference team as a FRESHMAN defensive end/defensive tackle...earned all-conference honors once again as a SOPHOMORE team captain for head coach Andrew Alvillar...also garenered team's most inspirational player award. PERSONAL: Joshua Luapo...parents Junior and Ramona...older brothers Marcus and Lucas...younger sister Alana Alofa...cousin Noris and Matthew Malele play football for California...was a member of the ASO Student Senate...enjoys spending time with family and friends...plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
WULFF COMMENTS ON LUAPO: "Josh brings high character and a lot of passion for the game of football. He's a coach's son and going to bring us some very thick stoutness inside at defensive tackle. He's got some good quickness off the ball and is a very physical football player. He's going to help our team very quickly."
MACKAY, CORY, WR, 6-4/215, FR, Redmond, Wash. (Eastlake HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player garnered accolades on both sides of the ball...named Seattle Times All-Area at wide receiver following his SENIOR campaign...caught 64 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns...averaged 100 yards per game...named first-team all-league at both wide receiver and linebacker...led the KingCo with 18 sacks...named a Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...earned Associated Press All-State honors at wide receiver...named WashingtonPreps.com 4A Player of the Year and first-team All-State...ranked by Scout.com as one of Washington's top 50 prospects (No. 26)...member of Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100 (No. 79).
PERSONAL: Cory Mackay...parents Donald and Linda.
WULFF COMMENTS ON MACKAY: "Clearly Cory is one of the better players in the state of Washington. He's an extremely versatile athlete. We're going to do everything we can to start him out; he'll be playing wide receiver for us. He has excellent hands and good ball skills. He's also a very physical football player. He's not your typical perception of a wide receiver that he has a soft mentality. I think he always wanted to be a Cougar. He's another player who's going to have a big impact in the years to come."
MATTHEWS, JAY, S, 6-1/200, FR, Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Steve Coury at Lake Oswego High School...team finished as 4A State runner-up and co-champions of the Three Rivers League FRESHMAN season...led team to outright Three Rivers League championship each of the next three seasons...team made it to the 4A State semifinals during SOPHOMORE season...named all-league as a defensive back during JUNIOR season...team made the 6A State semifinals...two-way starter as a SENIOR, leading team to an undefeated regular season and the State 6A quarterfinals...team captain was also named to the all-league first team on both offense and defense...earned all-State accolades as a safety...member of Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100 (No. 71)...ranked as the top defensive back to come out of Oregon by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Jay Douglas Matthews...parents Mark and Gwen...younger brother Alex and younger sister Riley...father played football for Vanderbilt...mother was the cheer captain at Vanderbilt...enjoys athletics, outdoors, music and competition...is interested in pursuing a degree in either business, sport management or sport science.
WULFF COMMENTS ON MATTHEWS: "Jay is someone we found that was offered by Oregon State. He was extremely interested in us and his opportunity to play earlier here. He came to our program and his parents fell in love with the place. It was good to get Jay; he's going to have an impact and an opportunity to play quickly at safety. He runs well and is a good tackler."
NORRELL, KEVIN, WR, 5-9/180, FR, Los Angeles, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Raul Lara...posted 28 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns as a SENIOR...two-way player for the Jackrabbits earned honorable mention All-CIF...received the most outstanding receiver award...team finished first in league and was the Division I Sectional champions...also lettered once in track. PERSONAL: Kevin Morris Norrell, Jr...parents Kevin and Sheila...younger sister Kierra...cousin Darnell Bing played football at USC...enjoys movies, computers and playing football and tennis...plans to pursue a degree in communications.
WULFF COMMENTS ON NORRELL: "Kevin is a player a lot of people didn't know about, primarily because he didn't have a quarterback that could get him the football as often his senior year. If you watch his older tapes, he's a very driven and committed football player. He's going to give us some abilities at inside receiver and some athleticism in there. We want some players that can play the inside position that have the athleticism he does."
Pencer, Tyson, DE/TE, 6-6/230, FR, Delta, B.C. (Sands Secondary '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected as Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year as a FRESHMAN...was also a team captain...was once again a team captain and voted team MVP as a SOPHOMORE...named to the Provincial all-star team...named MVP and Defensive Player of the Year as a JUNIOR...also named to the all-conference team...MVP and team captain as a SENIOR.
PERSONAL: Tyson Wayne Woollard Pencer...parents Glenn and Tammy Pencer...younger brothers Taylor and Jayden...enjoys working out and the outdoors...plans to pursue a degree in business administration at WSU...originally was signed to WSU's 2007 recruiting class.
WULFF COMMENTS ON PENCER: "Tyson came a year ago, and he's back after cleaning up some grade issues. Tyson is just a big, athletic guy. He's 6'6 and 260 pounds. He's got a bright future as a defensive or offensive lineman. He's just a heck of a specimen and has the opportunity to be a good football player for us."
REITNOUER, ALEX, OL, 6-5/235, FR, La Canada, Calif. (St. Francis HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player and two-year letterwinner for head coach James Bonds was named Mission League Most Valuable Lineman following his SENIOR season...also garnered first-team All-CIF Southern Section honors and was named first-team all-area and first-team All-Mission League on the offensive line...recorded 38 tackles and two sacks at defensive end...named St. Francis High's Most Valuable Lineman...Glendale YMCA QB Club MVP...also lettered twice in track for the Golden Knights. PERSONAL: Alexander John Reitnouer...parents John and Susan...older sister Katherine...enjoys snow boarding, shooting, fishing, hiking and golfing...is an Eagle Scout...planned program of study is undecided.
WULFF COMMENTS ON REITNOUER: "Alex is a very athletic player with the opportunity to grow. He's a little under-sized right now but he's so athletic and so quick-footed that with his frame and time, he's going to develop into one of those players who are a 280-290 pound player that is as athletic as any offensive lineman on the field. He has the ability to possibly play all five positions on the offensive line and that's what is intriguing."
SANCHEZ, JESSY, DE, 6-2/265, JR, Culver City, Calif. (Culver City HS '05)
HIGH SCHOOL: Called up to the varsity football team after registering 22 sacks in nine games as a SOPHOMORE...named defensive most valuable player...two-way player started at both defensive end and tight end as a JUNIOR...team went undefeated before losing in the state semifinals...moved to the offensive line as a SENIOR where he earned All-America honors...team captain was also named lineman of the year...also played defensive line at the end of the season, registering 4.5 sacks in two games...lettered once each in cross country, baseball and basketball.
WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE: Started each of team's games at defensive end for head coach Craig Austin as a FRESHMAN...recorded 52 tackles and 7.5 sacks en route to second-team all-conference honors...SOPHOMORE season had 56 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...team captain was once again named second-team all-league.
PERSONAL: Jessy Sanchez...parents William and Helen...younger brothers Derick and Billy...enjoys weightlifting, reading comics and going to the theater and mall...plans to pursue a degree in sociology.
WULFF COMMENTS ON SANCHEZ: "Jessy is a big physical defensive end. He's played a lot of football. He's going to give us instant credibility at the defensive end position in regard to depth. He's someone that has the physical strength right now to play in the Pac-10. Jesse is going to help our football team this fall."
SCHMIDTKE, CALVIN, QB, 6-0/186, FR, University Place, Wash. (Lakes HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-league as a SOPHOMORE with 2,379 yards and 32 touchdowns...also named to the all-state team...earned Associated Press All-State honors as a JUNIOR at Life Christian Academy...threw for more than 3,000 yards, tossed 46 touchdowns and completed 66 percent of his passes en route to first-team all-league accolades...had 56 total touchdowns and was named offensive most valuable player...SENIOR team captain under head coach Dave Miller...threw for 2,724 yards and 37 touchdowns, while completing 76 percent of his attempts and tossing only five interceptions...also rushed for 10 touchdowns, earning Tacoma News Tribune's All-Area Co-Player of the Year, Seattle Times All-State, WashingtonPreps.com All-State and AP honorable mention All-State...named a TNT "Northwest Nugget" honorable mention, a Seattle Times Red Chip prospect and was a member of the TNT "Western 100"...ranked by Scout.com as the top quarterback to come out of Washington (No. 15 overall)...also the top signal caller in the Northwest according to Scout.com (No. 42 overall)...member of the Scout.com West Top 150 (No. 116)...selected to play in the East-West All-State Game...lettered twice in both basketball and baseball...was named second-team all-league as a center fielder as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Raymond C. Schmidtke III...parents Raymond and Kim...younger brothers Barrett and Tucker...uncle Tyler Gillis played baseball for the Cougars...grandfather ran track at Washington...enjoys sports, video games and working out...interested in pursuing a degree in business.
WULFF COMMENTS ON SCHMIDTKE: "Calvin is a shorter quarterback than a lot of people would envision. But we've all see quarterbacks his size or smaller lead teams to wins in major bowls. His competitive nature will flow over to his teammates. He's going to be a really fine quarterback down the road. We'll see how it unfolds for him, but he will fit a lot of things we're going to try to do on offensive."
SIMMONS, DANIEL RB/DB 5-10/180 FR Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned running back of the year honors as a FRESHMAN under head coach Anthony Rice...garnered offensive most valuable player honors as a SOPHOMORE...also named defensive back of the year...once again earned running back of the year honors as a JUNIOR...named to the first-team all-league team at cornerback...earned second consecutive first-team all-league accolade at corner...also earned first-team all-league honors at running back...named All-CIF First Team on offense...also competed in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Daniel Edwin Simmons, Jr...parents Daniel and Patience...older sister Danilla...was a scholar athlete at Colony High School...undecided on what area of study to pursue.
WULFF COMMENTS ON SIMMONS: "Daniel is someone we got late. He's a player a lot of people very interested in early. He's got himself organized to get on track academically and that has really surfaced as well as playing really well at the Southern California All-Star game, where he was the defensive MVP. He's a proven competitor and a very serious kid who will compete against anybody. I really like his future and his competitive spirit."
SPITZ, DAN, TE/DE, 6-5/245, FR, Spokane, Wash. (Mead HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 66 tackles, including 11 for loss, and three sacks as a JUNIOR for head coach Sean Carty...added seven receptions for 70 yards, earning second-team all-league honors...caught 14 passes for 194 yards and seven touchdowns as a SENIOR on a primarily run-oriented team...earned All-Greater Spokane League honors...was named Seattle Times All-State, WashingtonPreps.com All-State and Associated Press honorable mention All-State...named Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...ranked by Scout.com as one of Washington's top 50 prospects (No. 27)...member of Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100 (No. 89).
PERSONAL: Daniel Spitz...parents Joe and Connie.
WULFF COMMENTS ON SPITZ: "Dan is a big, athletic kid. He's a tightend who could be a defensive end or a lot of other things. He's got the frame to be a big athlete and he's going to play in this program. It's all a matter of his commitment to the weight room and how committed he is to his physical development. But he's definitely got a lot of the tools to really help our team."
STADEN, CHANTZ, RB, 5-11/200, JR, Campbell, Calif. (Westmont HS `06)
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team all-league on offense as a FRESHMAN...named honorable mention and SOPHOMORE off the Year...team captain once again earned first-team all-league honors as a JUNIOR...also named junior of the year and team most valuable player...earned first-team All-CCS honors...racked up 2,224 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns as a SENIOR for head coach Tony Santos...second-year team captain earned offensive player of the year, first-team All-CCS, first-team All-NorCal, first-team all-state and team most valuable player accolades...also intercepted seven passes as an all-league defensive back...named Sports Focus Defensive Player of the Year...also a basketball standout, earning all-league honors in each of his four seasons...was a team captain for the Warriors as a senior.
FOOTHILL COLLEGE: Was a team captain for the NorCal champions as a FRESHMAN for head coach Marshall Sperbeck...won the Jackie Robinson Achievement Award.
DE ANZA COLLEGE: Named All-Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading California in all-purpose yards (2,123 in 10 games) as a SOPHOMORE...first-team All-American as an all-purpose player...rushed 167 times for 766 yards and hauled in 50 receptions for 855 yards...also a punt- and kick-returner, finished second in the State in touchdowns and scoring...voted team's most valuable player.
PERSONAL: Chantz D. Staden...parents Donald and Anna...younger sister Chyanne...interested in pursuing a degree in sport management.
WULFF COMMENTS ON STADEN: "Chantz still has some academic work but we're hoping he gets his degree. He's a very versatile running back. He can catch the ball extremely well, he can turn the ball. He has good vision and good quickness and strength. He has a nice combination of a lot of things. Chance is going to be able to do multiple things for us - he can be a receiver, he can return and he's a mature kid. Chance has the opportunity to help our team soon."
STORMO, SKYLAR, TE/DE, 6-4/227, FR, Everett, Wash. (Kamiak HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters in football under head coach Daniel Mack and three in basketball under head coach Greg Turcott...led his team in receiving as both a JUNIOR and SENIOR...posted 248 yards and five touchdowns in his final prep campaign...performance garnered second-team All-WesCo South League honors...named All-WesCo South and All-Area First Team as a defensive end...team captain and Coaches Award winner...nominated for East/West All-Star Game...earned WashingtonPreps.com All-State honors...named a Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...ranked by Scout.com as one of Washington's top 50 prospects (No. 37)...also a captain of basketball team...as a JUNIOR was an all-league second team selection...all-league honorable mention pick in basketball.
PERSONAL: Skylar John Martin Stormo...parents Gary and Tara...has one younger sister, Britta...enjoys playing basketball and water sports...member of Emerald City Basketball Elite Team during freshman year...named Freshman Boy Student of the Year at Kamiak...scholar-athlete award nominee...plans to pursue a degree in business at WSU.
WULFF COMMENTS ON STORMO: "Skylar is one of those players you can't have enough of in your program. He's a blue-collar, hard-working type of guy that is going to compete and outwork everybody. He's going to bring a lot of energy to every practice, every piece of workout we do. Skylark has enough ability to help us as a tightend or defensive end. He's just going to bring a lot of things to the team."
TOOMER, TYREE, DB, 6-0/180, FR, Bellflower, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner in football under head coach Kiki Mendoza...named squad's Rookie of the Year as a JUNIOR after recording 37 tackles, two sacks, one blocked punt, one forced fumble and one safety...was named team captain as a SENIOR...earned first-team All-Trinity League honors following a 57-tackle campaign...also registered two sacks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns...received the Coaches' Award...carried the ball 10 times on offense for 73 yards...also ran track and received the Coaches' Award for sprints.
PERSONAL: Tyree Jamar Toomer...parents Harold Toomer and Charmaine McNeel...four brothers Harold, Malik, Kyle and Dylan...also has one sister Tatiana...was a two-year scholar athlete and member of the Varsity Club...attended Lloyd Carr's Michigan Wolverine Technique School where he received the Outstanding Outside Linebacker Award...enjoys playing basketball, drawing and writing music...plans to pursue a degree in business.
WULFF COMMENTS ON TOOMER: "Tyree is another young football player. He's a late developer and he's also put in a position on his team where he had to play by necessity but out of position compared to what his college position will be. He's got excellent explosion and he can really tackle and close to the football as quick as anybody we've seen on film. Again, he's an under-the-radar type guy that has got high character and high academic standards. He's really going to make a difference for this team because of his intelligence and his athletic ability."
VANDENKOLK, MICHAEL, WR/DB, 5-10/175, FR, Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS '08)
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead head coach Bob McAllister's Lancers to the state championship as a JUNIOR...hauled in 33 passes for 654 yards a nine touchdowns as a SENIOR...posted 16 receptions for 197 yards against Rancho Buena Vista...had a season-long 90-yard reception against Fallbrook...two-way player helped lead the Lancers to the state quarterfinals...on defense recorded 42 tackles, three interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and a touchdown...named team's most valuable player and earned first-team All-Avocado League accolades no offense...USA Today Top Performer...North County Times Athlete of the Week...earned two letters in track and was voted team's most inspirational player as a junior...named defensive player of the year as a sophomore on the basketball team.
PERSONAL: Michael Vandenkolk...parents Mike and Shawn each attended WSU...younger brother Blake and younger sister Hannah...named to the San Diego News Tribune All-Academic Team...scholar athlete...National Honor Roll member...enjoys football, snowboarding and reading...plans to pursue a degree in sport management.
WULFF COMMENTS ON VANDENKOLK: "Michael is someone we liked all along. Originally we were going to ask him to walk-on because we felt we were going to fill up. But the more we watched him and spent time with him in person and looking at our receiver position, we felt he could come in and clearly move up the depth chart at the receiver position. He's a very mature kid and a good student. He's somebody that is competitive and will work himself and will himself onto the football field."
WILLIAMS, ZACK, OL, 6-3/285, JR, Pasadena, Calif. (Pasadena HS '06)
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters in football under coach Kevin Mills...named to All-Pacific League First Team as a JUNIOR and the team's Lineman of the Year...SENIOR season repeated as all-league first team pick, along with team MVP and second-team all-league honors on defense.
GLENDALE COLLEGE: Named to the All-Western States Conference Second Team as a FRESHMAN at Glendale College...selected to the WSC first team as a SOPHOMORE...named CCCFCA Region All-State First Team and honorable mention JC Gridwire All-America at center...also garnered CCCFCA Region III All-America honors...team offensive MVP and team Lineman of the Year.
PERSONAL: Zachary Elijah Williams...parents Grover Williams and Lenora Dangerfield...has three brothers and two sisters...brother Mike Starke played football at Towson State...plans to pursue a communication major at WSU.
WULFF COMMENTS ON WILLIAMS: "Zack is really one of the better offensive linemen I've seen in junior college football in a number of years. Our intention is to redshirt Zack and let him develop even more in the weight room. He has the potential to be as good of an offensive lineman as we've had here in a long time. He's a very talented player and has the athletic ability to play all five spots."
WOLFGRAMM, BERNARD, DE, 6-3/270, JR, San Mateo, Calif. (San Mateo HS '06)
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the San Mateo All-County Team as a SENIOR for head coach T.J. Ewing...also earned defensive most valuable player honors.
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO: Named to the All-NorCal First Team as a FRESHMAN...registered 46 tackles in 11 games, including 9.5 for loss and two sacks, as a SOPHOMORE...also registered two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...named first-team All-NorCal...was a team captain for head coach Larry Owens...posted a season-high nine tackles against American River...had a season-high 2.5 tackles-for-loss against San Francisco.
PERSONAL: Selope Bernard Wolfgramm...parents Roy and Sela...sisters Orelea and Monalisa...to pursue a degree in business.
WULFF COMMENTS ON WOLFGRAMM: "Again, Bernard is one of the better defensive linemen we've seen in a long time on film. He had offers by Kansas State and Hawaii and several other schools. He's a really good football player and a great person. We're very happy to have him. He's one of those kids we would love to redshirt but we may not have the luxury to do that. He has the potential to develop into one of the finer defensive linemen in the Pac-10."