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Release: 02/07/2007
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Feb. 7, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. -

The Washington State Cougars received signed National Letters-of-Intent from the following students Wednesday. The following text includes honors accorded WSU recruits and player profiles for each player that has signed. Throughout the day this list will be updated as letters of intent are received.

NAMEPOSHGTWGTDOBYRHOMETOWN (SCHOOL)
Alexander, WymanLB6-2245 3-10-87JRHouston, Texas (Eisenhower/Coffeyville College)
Anderson, JeshuaWR6-21906-22-89FRMission Hills, Calif. (Taft)
Atkins, CornorrisDB6-2190 1-27-88FRReseda, Calif. (Cleveland)
Ayers, StevenOL6-4275 11-3-88FRBellingham, Wash. (Sehome)
Blackledge, DanielWR6-017012-16-88FRColorado Springs, Colo. (Palmer)
Block, EricDB6-1175 9-26-89FRBellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)
Feagin, JesseDE6-3255 8-22-87JRLong Beach, Calif. (Jordan/LA Southwest College)
Ford, DeonDB6-0195 12-16-89FRFontana, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga)
Freitag, KevinOL6-3275 1-10-89FRMaple Valley, Wash. (Kennedy)
Frischknecht, DevinTE6-325011-6-86JREphraim, Utah (Manti/Snow College)
Giles, DevinCB5-11170 6-19-86SOTampa, Fla. (Jefferson/Coffeyville College)
Guerra, B.J.DL6-32842-4-89FRMoses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake)
Higgins, HallstonLB5-112103-24-89FRMagnolia, Texas (MacArthur)
Justin, TyroneCB5-111606-28-89FRVan Nuys, Calif. (Culver City)
Lesuma, VaughnOL6-5340 6-16-82JRLaie, Hawaii (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Levenseller, J.T.QB6-11852-1-89FRPullman, Wash. (Pullman)
Lobbestael, MarshallQB6-21955-1-89FROak Harbor, Wash. (Oak Harbor)
Mitz, LogwoneRB6-1218 9-6-89FRRedmond, Wash. (Redmond)
Mixon, TerryDB6-119012-20-85JRSan Diego, Calif. (Dominguez/Grossmont College)
Nwachukwu, ChimaCB5-10192 4-18-89FRAllen, Texas (Allen)
Pellum, RomeoDB5-9160 2-27-89FRNorwalk, Calif. (Santa Fe)
Pencer, TysonDE/TE6-6230 2-10-89FRDelta, B.C. Canada (Sands Secondary)
Pirtz, MarshalLB6-0215 12-19-88FRBoise, Idaho (Centennial)
Roxas, AndrewOL6-2300 12-18-88FRSun Valley, Calif. (St. Francis)

The following high school players signed with WSU last year, enrolled in January and are currently attending classes:

Atkins, Cornorris DB 6-2/190 FR Reseda, Calif (Cleveland High `05)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2004-05)
: Rushed for 511 yards on 53 carries, a 9.6 average, with six touchdowns...also caught five passes for 78 yards...season was cut short after the sixth game due to injury...averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds, helping Cleveland to 21-7 record on the basketball court. SENIOR (2005-06): Recorded 34 tackles with two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball...caught 25 passes for 320 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 112 yards on 21 carries.
WSU CAREER: Originally signed with WSU in February, 2006, but elected to delay enrollment until January, 2007.
PERSONAL: Cornorris Atkins...born January 27, 1988...mother Theresa Robinson.


The following junior college transfers enrolled at WSU in January and are attending classes:

FRISCHKNECHT, DEVIN TE 6-3/250 JR Ephraim, Utah (Manti High '05)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2003-04)
: Earned 2A Second-Team All-State honors as a wide receiver. SENIOR (2004-05): Team posted a 7-3 record under coach Cole Meacham...earned 2A All-North League honors and was an All-State first team wide receiver...team reached second round of state playoffs, falling 28-26 to Juan Diego...also named to All-State third team in basketball.
SNOW COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2005-06): Coached by Steve Coburn at the Ephraim, Utah, school. SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Team finished the year 11-1, capping the season with a 26-21 win over Coffeyville in the Top of The Mountains Bowl...captured Western State Football League title and finished second in the nation in final ranking...named Offensive MVP of Top of the Mountains Bowl after catching nine-yard TD pass on game-winning drive...finished season with 54 receptions for 763 yards and nine touchdowns...he had more catches than any tight end in junior college and was the eighth leading receiver overall...earned honorable mention All-America honors by JC Grid-Wire.
WSU: JUNIOR (2006-07): Enrolled at WSU in January, 2007, and will participate in spring drills...will have three years to finish his two years of competition.
PERSONAL: Born November 6, 1986.

LESUMA, VAUGHN OL 6-5/340 JR Laie, Hawaii (Mt. San Jacinto College `06)
HIGH SCHOOL
: Attended high school in Fiji where he was a member of the rugby team for four years...also played basketball for four years, with team winning the high school national title during senior season.
MT. SAN JACINTO COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2004-05): Coached by Ed Carberry, team posted an 8-3 record...fell to Saddleback in season-ending Beach Bowl. SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Team finished the season 7-3...earned First-Team All-Foothill Conference honors and Second-Team Junior College Grid-Wire All-America honors.
WSU: JUNIOR (2006-07): Enrolled at WSU in January, 2007, and will participate in spring drills...will have three years to finish his two years of competition.
PERSONAL: Vaughn Timilai Lesuma...born January 18, 1985 in Fiji...parents Meli and Irene Lesume...one of four children: sisters Jannifer and Alayna, and brother Reed...represented Fiji in men's basketball for under 21 and men's division at national tournaments...member of Oceania basketball team at Youth Olympics in Australia, 2000...served two-year church mission in Anaheim, Calif. (2002-04)...plans to major in social science with an emphasis in communication.


The following signees will enroll at WSU in August:

ALEXANDER, WYMAN LB 6-2/245 JR Houston, Texas (Eisenhower High '05)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2003-04)
: Team posted a 9-2 record, including a 7-0 mark in district play under Richard Carson en route to district title...suffered 37-20 upset at hands of Humble in first round of playoffs...earned 21-5A All-District honors as a linebacker. SENIOR (2004-05): Team went 6-5, 5-2 in league under first-year coach Darrell Phipps...earned 18-5A All-District first team honors as a linebacker.
COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2005-06): Captured NJCAA Region VI title with win over Dodge City before falling to Georgia Military in Sea Island Bowl. SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Team finished season with a 7-4 mark, including a trip to the Top Of The Mountains Bowl against Snow College...earned Second-Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors.
PERSONAL: Wyman Curtis Alexander...born March 10, 1987.

ANDERSON, JESHUA WR 6-2/190 FR Mission Hills, Calif. (Taft High `07)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2004-05)
: recorded 20 catches for 367 yards and five touchdowns as team posted 13-1 record...captured Los Angeles City championship before falling in State playoffs to Crenshaw...had four catches for 59 yards against Sylmar in Los Angeles City Championship division...finshed second in California in 110 hurdles (14.30) and 00 hurdles (36.75)...time in 300 hurdles ranked among top 10 nationally. SENIOR (2005-06): Helped Taft to 6-5 record...registered 40 catches for 1,013 yards and 10 touchdowns...added 129 yards and a score on 12 carries...set a single-game and City Section record with six touchdown receptions against Gardena...also had 11 catches for school-record 304 yards in same game...had four games of 100-yards plus receiving.
PERSONAL: Jeshua Anderson...born June 22, 1989...parents Timothy and Leslie Anderson.

AYERS, STEVEN OL 6-4/275 FR Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity letters in football and wrestling...earned four varsity letters in track and field. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Finish track and field season, with a third place finish in state for the shot put and a fourth place finish in discuss. JUNIOR (2005-06): Honorable mention for the Northwest League as an offensive and defensive lineman...team captain...finished third at the state tournament in wrestling...third in the shot put and discuss. SENIOR (2006-07): Northwest League's First Team offensive and defensive lineman...All-State offensive lineman...Seattle Times All-State selection...voted most inspirational and awarded lineman of the year by his team.
PERSONAL: Steven John Ayers...born November 2, 1988...parents Bruce and Carol Ayers...brother Daniel (32)...sister Tara (26) and Emily (14)...completed Eagle Scout and is the student leader for Sehome Young Life...3.55 GPA...plans to pursue a degree in communications.

BLACKLEDGE, DANIEL WR 6-1/175 FR Colorado Springs, Colo. (Palmer High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity letters in football under head coach Rod Baker...earned four varsity letters in track and three varsity letters in basketball. FRESHMAN (2003-04): All-Area honorable mention in track and field. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Qualified for state in track and field in the long jump and placed fourth, fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the 110m high hurdles...all-state honorable mention in basketball...first team all-city, first team all-league and All-State honorable mention in football. JUNIOR (2005-06): First team all-league and all-area in football...All-State honorable mention. SENIOR (2006-07): Selected as first team all-area, all-league, academic all-state, All-State and All-Colorado.
PERSONAL: Daniel Aaron Blackledge...born December 16, 1988...mother Cynthia Blackledge...one of four brothers...enjoys dancing and hanging out with friends...3.75 GPA...participated in the wind ensemble in high school and was a member of the link program...plans to pursue a degree in international business.

BLOCK, ERIC DB 6-1/175 FR Bellevue, Wash.. (Bellevue High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned First-Team All-Kingco, First-Team All-Area by Seattle Times and First-Team 3A All-State by Associated Press both junior and senior seasons. JUNIOR (2004-05): Team went 9-2, advancing to first round of State playoffs...collected five interceptions, two returned for touchdowns...as a quarterback ran for six touchdowns and had two 100-yard rushing games...played guard on basketball team. SENIOR (2005-06): Led team to 13-0 record and Washington State 3A title with 21-14 win over Kennedy...rushed for 132 yards on 17 carries in championship game...threw for 629 yards and seven touchdowns during season...defensively had 50 tackles and three interceptions... named to Seattle Times Red Chip list, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Washington Preps All-State team.
PERSONAL: Eric Block...born September 26, 1989...parents Scott and Sharon Block.

FEAGIN, JESSE II DE 6-3/255 FR Long Beach, Calif. (Jordan High `04)
HIGH SCHOOL: SENIOR (2004-05)
: Team posted a 3-6-1 mark...had 72 tackles during season, 43 solo...registered season-high 12 in opener against University...also posted double-figure tackles on two other occasions.
LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE: SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Team had a 5-5 record, 4-3 in Western States South division...registered 60 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and had one interception for 35 yards.
PERSONAL: Jesse Feagin II...born August 22, 1987...parents Jesse and Peggy Crooks-Feagin.

FORD, DEON DB 6-0/195 FR Fontana, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga High `07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity letters in football...coached by Nick Biaz. JUNIOR (2005-06): Caught 23 balls for 348 yards and two touchdowns as team went 6-5...All-Baseline League honorable mention selection...had 56 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery. SENIOR (2006-07): Battled through injuries but still recorded 30 receptions for 510 yards and five touchdowns...team posted a 5-5 record...all-league second team pick...ranked by one publication as No. 14 wide receiver in California.
PERSONAL: Deon Brandon Ford...born December 16, 1989 at Los Angeles, Calif...parents Derek and DeDe Ford...has one brother and a sister...undecided on academic area of interest at WSU.

FREITAG, KEVIN OL 6-3/296 FR Maple Valley, Wash. (Kennedy High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned four varsity letters in football under head coach Bob Bourgette...earned a varsity letter in wrestling and track under coaches Nick Koelker and Tom Muckerheide...team captain junior and senior seasons for football. FRESHMAN (2003-04): Contributed to team's 11-2 record and third place finish. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Second-Team All-Seamount League center. JUNIOR (2005-06): First team all-league defensive tackle...second team all-league offensive tackle...South King County Newspaper All-Area defensive tackle..nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl...earned varsity letter wrestling, qualifying for State. SENIOR (2006-07): Help guide team to second place finish at 3A State Championship...named to Associated Press, Seattle Times and Washington Preps All-State teams...first team all-league offensive and defensive tackle...Seamount League Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year...member of the Seattle Times All-Region Team and South King County Newspaper All-Region Team...selected for the East vs. West All-State Game...Seattle Times Blue Chip player...team captain...Seattle PI All-Area football team.
PERSONAL: Kevin Gunther Freitag...born January 10, 1989...parents Kurt and Barbara Feitag...twin bother and sister Will (24) Michelle (24)...completed Eagle Scout and was Associated Student Body Vice President in high school...honor roll student all four years and member of National Honor Society as a junior and senior...3.6 prep GPA...plans to pursue social studies major at WSU.

GILES, DEVIN CB 5-11/170 SO Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson '05)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2003-04)
: Coached by Mike Simmonds...team went 11-4, reaching 3A State Championship game...had two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns on season. SENIOR (2004-05): Earned All-County honorable mention honors ...rated as one of top 100 prep prospects in state of Florida and of one nation's top 65 prep cornerbacks...ran a 10.77 in the 100 meters on track team.
COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2005-06): Redshirted in football but participated on track team where he ran a 10.66 100 meters. RS-FRESHMAN (2006-07): Was a member of the football team but only practiced with the squad...has three years of eligibility remaining.
PERSONAL: Devin Antonio Giles...born June 19, 1986.

GUERRA, B.J. DL 6-3/284 FR Moses Lake, Wash. (Moses Lake '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity football letters...earned three varsity basketball letters. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Earned honorable mention honors in the Big Nine. JUNIOR (2005-06): First team All-Big Nine Conference pick...honorable mention All-State in football. SENIOR (2006-07): Selected as first team all conference in the Columbia Basin League...first team all-area and All-State...Defensive Player of the Year in the CBL...team captain.
PERSONAL: Brenton Jeramiah Guerra...born February 4, 1989...parents Fred and Sonja Guerra...one of four sons in the family...sisters Mikka and Sara...enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and playing games.

HIGGINS, HALLSTON LB 5-11/210 FR Magnolia, Texas (MacArthur High `07)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2005-06): GENERAL
: Coached by Jerry Drones in football...earned three varsity letters in football and one in track. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Named to all-league honorable mention defense. JUNIOR (2005-06): Team posted an 8-3 record...rushed for 273 yards from fullback position...team captain...named to second team all-district. SENIOR (2006-07): Team went 5-6, falling in first round of playoffs...second on team in rushing with 461 yards and four touchdowns...named Defensive MVP for Greater Houston Area Class 5A and named to 5A All-Region III first team defense by TexasHSFootball.com.
PERSONAL: Hallston Mitchell Higgins...born March 24, 1989...parents Franklin and Wanda Higgins....has one older sister, Whitnee...Kiwanis Sports Hero Award finalist...junior class vice president...Business Professionals of America president...3.5 prep GPA...Hush O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar...plans to pursue a degree in secondary education.

JUSTIN, TYRONE CB 5-11/160 FR Van Nuys, Calif. (Culver City High `07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned two varsity letters in football and two in track. JUNIOR (2005-06): Played for Tom Salter as team went 7-3-1, reaching first round of State playoffs...offensively grabbed 21 catches for 314 yards and four touchdowns...had 20 tackles and three interceptions from his cornerback position...garnered All-Ocean League honors...named captain and MVP of track team. SENIOR (2006-07): Repeated as all-league pick as team went 9-2-1, reaching second round of playoffs...named Defensive Back of the Year...had 69 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries which he ran back for touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown...offensively had 34 catches for 499 yards and eight touchdowns...team captain.
PERSONAL: Tyrone Justin...born June 28, 1989 at Inglewood, Calif...parents Tyrone Justin and Melissa Burgoyne...has an older brother, Marcel, older sister, Elise and young sister, Aryl...father played football at Oregon State...uncle, Kerry Justin, played at Oregon State and for the Seattle Seahawks...another uncle, Sidney Justin, played for the Los Angeles Rams.

LEVENSELLER, J.T. QB 6-1/190 FR Pullman, Wash. (Pullman, High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball...finished second in the Punt Pass and Kick regional competition. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Earned second team all-state tournament team honors in basketball...second team all-league outfielder with a .427 batting average. JUNIOR (2005-06): First team all-league and second team All-State quarterback...guided team to 14-0 record, which was culminated by a 2A state championship...first team all-league outfielder and honorable mention all-state in baseball. SENIOR (2006-07): First team all-league quarterback...second team all-league defensive back...first team all-state defensive back and second team all-state quarterback...third in league in scoring for the basketball team.

PERSONAL: Michael Jack Thomas Levenseller...born February 1, 1989...parents Mike and Allison Levenseller...sister Jordan (14)...father Mike played football for WSU and is currently the offensive coordinator...named after former Cougar quarterback Jack Thompson, who played with his father at WSU...3.2 GPA and plans to pursue a major in sport management.

LOBBESTAEL, MARSHALL QB 6-3/195 FR Oak Harbor, Wash. (Oak Harbor '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three varsity letters for football under head coach Dave Ward...earned four varsity letters in baseball under Jim Waller...earned three letters in basketball under coach Mike Washington. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Earned honorable mention all-league honors in football...honorable mention all-state in baseball. JUNIOR (2005-06): Guided team to quarterfinal appearance in football...second team all-league...threw for 12 touchdowns and 1,351 yards...selected as first team utility player and second team pitcher. SENIOR (2006-07): Guided team to a 4A State Championship...selected as first team all-league and 4A first team All-State by Seattle Times and Associated Press...passed for 34 touchdowns and 2,776 yards on season...set a school-record with six touchdown passes (on 18-of-22 night) against Meadowdale, braking older brother John's mark...had five touchdown tosses following week against Snohomish.
PERSONAL: Marshall Thomas Lobbestael...born May 1, 1989...parents Ric and Dessa Lobbestael...brother John (20)...enjoys playing the guitar and fishing...3.7 GPA...plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

MITZ, LOGWONE RB 6-1/218 FR Redmond, Wash. (Redmond High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Coached by Mike Pluschke in football...earned three varsity football letters, two in basketball and three in track and field. JUNIOR (2005-06): Rushed for a team-leading 588 yards and also led team with 11 touchdowns, 10 rushing and one receiving...earned All-Kingco second-team honors by Seattle Times...named to Northwest all-region team and was a Prepstar Magazine All-America nominee...team offensive player of the year...finished second in Kingco in long jump and was Kingco and district discus champion...finished ninth at state in discus...track captain. SENIOR (2006-07): Team posted a 6-4 record...averaged over 100 yards per game on season...earned All-Kingco first-team honors by Seattle Times...team captain.
PERSONAL: Logwone Warrior Mitz...born September 6, 1989 at Redmond, Wash...parents Alonzo Mitz and Quenna Beasley...father Alonzo played for Seattle Seahawks...mother ran track at Oregon...has one brother, Alonzo Jr., and two sisters, Brittney and Zoey...wants to pursue a degree in child development.

MIXON, TERRY DB 6-1/190 JR Compton, Calif. (Dominguez High '04)
HIGH SCHOOL: SENIOR (2004-05)
: Coached by Willie Donerson...Started at quarterback and rushed for almost 800 yards and 12 touchdowns...added 12 touchdown passes...a SuperPrep All-Far West selection (No. 70) as a defensive back ...racked up over 100 tackles, along with five interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
GROSSMONT COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2005-06): Played for Mike Harvey... helped Grossmont to 13-1 record and California state championship...teammate of current Cougar running back Derrell Hutsona...Four-time Foothill League Player of the Week...earned All-Foothill Conference first team honors and was named a Junior College All-American. SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Repeated as both an all-conference first team pick and All-American selection...All-California Region III first team...helped team to 10-2 record and a second-round berth in State playoffs...named conference Player of the Week three times...JCFootball.com has him ranked at the No. 1 safety in the country.
PERSONAL: Terry Lamar Mixon...born December 20, 1985 in San Diego, Calif....parents Timothy Mixon and Betty Randall.

NWACHUKWU, CHIMA CB 5-10/192 FR Allen, Texas (Allen High `07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Played for coach Tom Westerberg. JUNIOR (2004-05): Team reached second round of playoffs and finished year with 9-3 record. SENIOR (2006-07): Earned 5A All-District 8 first team honors at cornerback...garnered 90 tackles with two interceptions and four pass breakups.
PERSONAL: Chimaobim Nwachukwu...born April 18, 1989...mother Ngozi Nwachukwu.

PELLUM, ROMEO DB 5-9/160 FR Norwalk, Calif. (Santa Fe High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned two letters in football under head coach Jack Mahlstede and two letters in track and field under coach Bob Costa. JUNIOR (2005-06): Earned a silver medal at the Del Rio League Finals in the 100 meters and a bronze medal in the 200 meters...helped 4x100 meter team to a gold medal at the Del Rio League Finals. SENIOR (2006-07): Recorded 55 tackles, 32 of which were solo...selected as "Chief" of the Year...earned Del Rio League Most Valuable Player...all-area and all-region cornerback.
PERSONAL: Romeo Pellum...born February 27, 1989...mother Karla...brothers Rodrick Daniels (13) and Ryan Taylor (1)...sister Kayllah Taylor (6)...uncle Don Pellum played football for the University of Oregon and uncle Forrest Pellum played football at Oregon State University...enjoys hanging with friends and talking on the phone...plans to pursue a degree in criminal law.

PENCER, TYSON DE/TE 6-6/230 FR Delta, British Columbia (Sands Secondary '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: FRESHMAN (2003-04)
: Selected as Most Valuable Player and defensive player of the year...team captain. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Most Valuable Player voted on by the team...Provincial all-star...team captain. JUNIOR (2005-06): Selected as the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and all conference. SENIOR (2006-07): MVP of the team and team captain.
PERSONAL: Tyson Wayne Woollard Pencer...born February 10, 1989...parents Glenn and Tammy Pencer...brothers Taylor (8) and Jayden (4)...enjoys working out and the outdoors...plans to pursue a degree in business administration.

PIRTZ, MARSHAL LB 6-0/215 FR Boise, Idaho (Centennial High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: JUNIOR (2005-06)
: Coached by Lee Neuman, team went 8-3...recorded 95 tackles, 50 solo, including 13 tackles for loss...also had two blocked field goals, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a sack and five pass breakups...named 5A All-State first team selection...member of wrestling team where he captured state title at 189 pounds, winning 40 of 43 matches by pin. SENIOR (2006-07): Team posted a 10-1 record, reaching second round of state playoffs...repeated as 5A All-State first team pick and named Southern Idaho Conference Defensive Player of the Year...registered 101 tackles, 59 solo, 13 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and returned his only interception for a touchdown...member of wrestling team.
PERSONAL: Marshal Pirtz...born December 19, 1988...mom Renee Pirtz.

ROXAS, ANDREW OL 6-2/300 FR Sun Valley, Calif. (St. Francis High '07)
HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL
: Earned three letters in football under coach Jim Bonds and was captain his senior season. FRESHMAN (2003-04): Helped led team to 10-0 with 10 starts at offensive tackle. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Garnered First-Team All-Mission League...selected First-Team All-Area by the Glendale News Press, Foothill Leader and Pasadena Star News. JUNIOR (2005-06): First-Team All-CIF Southern Section Division III...selected First-Team All-Area by the Glendale News Press, Foothill Leader and Pasadena Star News...First-Team All-Mission League...team's Most Valuable Lineman Award. SENIOR (2006-07): Mission League and St. Francis High School Most Valuable Lineman...listed on CalHiSports.com All-State football team...First-Team All-CIF Southern Section Western Division... selected First-Team All-Area by the Glendale News Press, Foothill Leader, Pasadena Star News and LA Daily News...three-time First-Team All-Mission League...WSU summer football camp MVP.
PERSONAL: Andrew Roxas...born December 18, 1988 at Los Angeles, Calif...parents Augusto and Agnes Roxas...younger sister, Allison...undecided on what to pursue at WSU.

MAJOR HONORS RECEIVED BY WSU RECRUITS

SEATTLE TIMES ALL-STATE SELECTION
Kevin Freitag, OL
Steven Ayers, OL
Eric Block, DB
BJ Guerra, DL

SEATTLE TIMES ALL-AREA
Marshall Lobbestael, QB
Kevin Freitag, OL
Eric Block, DB

SEATTLE TIMES BLUE CHIPS
Kevin Freitag, OL
Marshall Lobbestael, QB

SEATTLE TIMES RED CHIPS
Steven Ayers, OL
Eric Block, DB
B.J. Guerra, DT
J.T. Levenseller, QB-WR
Logwone Mitz, RB

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE WESTERN 100
Steven Ayers, OL
Logwone Mitz, Ath.
Eric Block, DB

ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE
Kevin Freitag, OL, DL (3A)
Marshall Lobbestael, QB (4A)
B.J. Guerra, DL (4A)
Eric Block, DB (3A)
J.T. Levenseller, DB (2A)
Steven Ayers, OL, DL (2A)
J.T. Levenseller, QB (2A)

WASHINGTON PREPS ALL-STATE
Marshall Lobbestael, QB (4A)
Logwone Mitz, RB (4A)
B.J. Guerra, DL (4A) - Defensive Player of the Year
Kevin Freitag, DL, OL (3A)
Eric Block, DB (3A)
Steven Ayers, DL, OL (2A)

SCOUT.COM NORTHWEST HOT 100
#23 Eric Block, DB
#30 Tyson Pencer, DE
#37 Steven Ayers, OL
#39 Logwone Mitz, RB
#47 Marshall Lobbestael, QB
#50 Kevin Freitag, OL
#55 Marshal Pirtz, LB
#68 B.J. Guerra, DT
#82 J.T. Levenseller, QB

SUPERPREP MAGAZINE - NORTHWEST REGION RANKINGS
#23 Eric Block, DB
#30 Tyson Pencer, DE
#37 Steven Ayers, OL
#39 Logwone Mitz, RB
#47 Marshall Lobbestael, QB
#50 Kevin Freitag, OL
#55 Marshal Pirtz, LB
#68 B.J. Guerra, DT
#82 J.T. Levenseller, QB

SUPERPREP MAGAZINE - WASHINGTON RANKINGS
#9 Eric Block, DB
#13 Steven Ayers, OL
#15 Logwone Mitz, RB
#16 Marshall Lobbestael, QB
#18 Kevin Freitag, OL
#22 B.J. Guerra, DL
#28 J.T. Levenseller, QB

SUPERPREP MAGAZINE - CALIFORNIA RANKINGS
#80 Jeshua Anderson, WR
#86 Andrew Roxas, OL
#96 Romeo Pellum, DB
#97 Deon Ford, WR

RIVALS.COM - CALIFORNIA RANKINGS
#83 Andrew Roxas, OL

RIVALS.COM - WASHINGTON RANKINGS
#8 Kevin Freitag, OL
#11 Steven Ayers, OL
#14 Logwone Mitz, RB
#15 Eric Block, DB
#19 B.J. Guerra, DT
#20 Marshall Lobbestael, QB
#22 J.T. Levenseller, QB

RIVALS.COM - JUNIOR COLLEGE RANKINGS
#37 Terry Mixon, DB
#52 Vaughn Lesuma, OL
#85 Devin Frischknecht, TE

JCFOOTBALL.COM - POSITION RANKINGS
#1, Terry Mixon, S
#7, Devin Frischknecht, TE
#9 Jesse Feagin II, DE
#10, Vaughn Lesuma, OT

Bill Doba TALKS ABOUT WSU'S 2007 RECRUITING CLASS:

"We met our needs. We needed safeties and corners and right now we've got eight of those signed. One junior college player and the rest are high school kids. We needed a couple linebackers and were happy to find a couple. Actually, three linebackers so that will help us. We found a couple defensive tackles that we are excited about. And we said originally one defensive end, maybe a high school defensive end, but we got the one junior college defensive end. I believe we shored up our defense. I think we were short, not on talent necessarily, but on numbers last year."

"Offensively we needed offensive linemen and we signed four of them. We needed one junior college offensive tackle and we were able to sign Lesuma. I feel really good about the kids that we signed, we've had them in camp, a couple of them. We know what kind of attitude they have and just how tough they are. We needed just a couple receivers; we've got a good stable of them. Coach Levenseller would always like about ten more but we cut him to two. (Daniel) Blackledge is a great kid from Colorado and (Jeshua) Anderson is a phenomenal track athlete also. We increased the speed of the receiving core. We needed tight ends. We signed a really good future tight end, a young kid out of Canada, (Tyson) Pencer, and we signed the junior college kid that we really needed. Devin Frischknecht is a really good receiver. I'm happy about that."

"I am really, really excited about our quarterback, Marshall Lobbestael. I like his attitude and he's a strong kid. In the state championship game he long snapped, he played free safety, and he played quarterback. Against Gonzaga Prep he was 20 out of 25 so he is a very accurate thrower. He hasn't been to camps, hasn't been highly publicized and just the kind of kid Coach Rosenbach can mold into the kind of person he wants. He's a really good, positive kid and an excellent student."

"What I like most about this class, and I've been in everybody's home, I like the people. I like the parents in the homes. They are solid folks. They look you in the eye and talk to you. They are a good bunch of kids and I am excited to get them here."

On the fact that Marshall Lobbestael, Eric Block and J.T. Levenseller all led their teams to state championships as a quarterback.
"That's something that is a big plus. They are all good students and excellent leaders. It is a difficult thing to win a state championship, it doesn't matter at which level you are competing."

-- wsucougars.com --
Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball
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