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Originally published Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Adam Coerper 6-5, 220, DE-TE Hood River, Ore. (Hood River Valley HS) All-state at both tight end and defensive end. Lost a kidney as a child...

Adam Coerper

6-5, 220, DE-TE

Hood River, Ore.

(Hood River Valley HS)

All-state at both tight end and defensive end. Lost a kidney as a child. WSU coach Paul Wulff calls him "the kind of kid Washington State has made a living off over the years."

Kevin Frank

5-10, 170, CB

Elk Grove, Calif.

(Elk Grove HS)

All-state pick on league-championship team. Wulff says he may be fastest recruit in class. Scout.com top 100 California recruit. Cousin Ricky Reynolds played for Washington State and had 10-year NFL career. Wulff said, "He's a legitimate 4.3-4.4 40-yard kid that we feel has the ability to be an outstanding cover corner."

Terrance Hayward

6-1, 175, DB

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Carson, Calif. (Culver City HS)

Only 16 years old because he skipped a grade. His size and frame for a 16-year-old intrigues the Cougars. All-league selection as senior. From same high school as former Cougars receiver Michael Bumpus.

Timothy Hodgdon

6-3, 287, OL

Ladera Ranch, Calif.

(Tesoro HS)

Third-team all-state by Calhighsports.com. Ranked No. 42 guard in nation by Rivals.com. Honor student. Father played on U.S. national soccer team.

Jared Karstetter

6-4, 195, WR

Spokane (Ferris HS)

AP all-state selection after senior season in which he caught 61 passes for 758 yards and 12 TDs. Starter on 4A state-championship basketball team.

Anthony Laurenzi

6-3, 260, DT

Placentia, Calif.

(El Dorado HS)

Orange County Register defensive player of the year after senior season with 91 tackles and 23 sacks. Father played in Oakland A's organization.

Mike Ledgerwood

6-1 ½, 215, LB

Finley, Wash. (River View)

Most unheralded recruit in the class. All-state 1A linebacker who was overlooked by most media evaluators. Two-way player had 121 tackles in nine games last fall. Also played fullback and tight end. Honor-roll student.

Andrei Lintz

6-4, 220, TE

Bellingham (Meridian)

Soviet-born athlete who helped Meridian win 2006 1A state title. All-state this past season as defensive end and punter. Versatile and played some running back. ASU wanted him after he committed to WSU.

Josh Luapo

6-0, 295, DT

Torrance, Calif. (Los Angeles Harbor College, Torrance HS)

Son of a coach who is likely to play immediately at WSU. Captain of JC team and most inspirational player. Four-year letterman in high school and believed to be only freshman ever to score a varsity touchdown at Torrance.

Cory Mackay

6-4, 215, WR

Redmond (Eastlake)

Originally committed to Washington then switched to WSU because Cougars eyed him as wide receiver instead of linebacker. All-state receiver was first player Wulff visited after getting WSU job.

Jay Matthews

6-1, 200, S

Lake Oswego, Ore.

(Lake Oswego)

Top defensive back in Oregon, according to Scout.com. Four-year letterman. Father played at Vanderbilt, and mother was Vandy cheer captain. Reportedly had an offer from Oregon State.

Kevin Norell

5-9, 180, WR

Los Angeles

(Long Beach Poly)

Caught 28 passes for 400 yards and six TDs as senior for one of nation's most famous athletic high schools. Likely to be inside receiver for WSU.

Tyson Pencer

6-6, 230, TE-DE

Delta, B.C.

(Sands Secondary HS)

Was 2007 WSU recruit but NCAA ruled him a non-qualifier after examining Canadian transcript once fall camp had started. All-province selection.

Alex Reitnouer

6-5, 235, OL

La Canada, Calif.

(St. Francis HS)

Mission League most valuable lineman as senior. Eagle Scout. High-school coach was named James Bond. Undersized now, but WSU coaches are intrigued with possibility he could play every line position.

Jessy Sanchez

6-2, 265, DE

Culver City, Calif.

(West L.A. College,

Culver City HS)

Second-team all-league this past season for his junior-college team. Had 56 tackles and six sacks. Part of WSU Culver City connection. "Jessy is going to help our football team this fall," Wulff said.

Calvin Schmidtke

6-0, 186, QB

University Place (Lakes HS)

All-state Seattle Times selection. Completed 76 percent of his passes for and threw for 2,724 yards and 37 touchdowns. Also rushed for 10 TDs. Transferred from Life Christian Academy for senior year. Is drawing comparisons to Jason Gesser, who led the Cougars to the Rose Bowl after the 2002 season.

Daniel Simmons

5-10, 178, CB

Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS)

Was all-league running back but blossomed as defensive back in postseason Southern California Bowl and won defensive MVP honors.

Dan Spitz

6-5, 245, TE-DE

Spokane (Mead HS)

Seattle Times all-state selection as defensive end and All-Greater Spokane League pick. Caught 14 passes as senior, and seven were for touchdowns. Cougars like his physical frame.

Chantz Staden

5-11, 200, RB

Campbell, Calif. (Foothill College, DeAnza College, Westmont HS)

Junior-college All-American as all-purpose player. Rushed 167 times for 766 yards and caught 50 passes for 855. Also returned punts and kickoffs. Team MVP. Needs to clear academic hurdles to get his two-year degree to become a Cougar.

Skylar Stormo

6-4, 227, DE-WR

Everett (Kamiak HS)

All-WesCo South. Washingtonpreps.com all-state selection. Caught five TD passes as senior. Captain of basketball team. WSU coaches like his work ethic.

Tyree Toomer

6-0, 180, DB

Bellflower, Calif.

(St. John Bosco HS)

Captain and all-league pick. Won outstanding linebacker award at Lloyd Carr's Michigan Wolverine Technique School. Late-bloomer on the field who likes to draw and write music off the field.

Michael Vandenkolk

5-10, 175, WR

Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS)

Played on state-championship team as junior. First-team All-Avocado League as senior as receiver. Team MVP for two-way contributions. Parents attended WSU. National Honor Roll member.

Zack Williams

6-3, 285, OL

Pasadena, Calif. (Glendale College, Pasadena HS)

Honorable mention JC Gridwire All-American as center last season. MVP of his high-school team. Cougars hope to redshirt him next season.

Bernard Wolfgramm

6-3, 270, DE

San Mateo, Calif. (College of San Mateo, San Mateo HS)

Only Cougars recruit to get four-star rating from Scout.com. First team NorCal selection. Had offers from Kansas State and Hawaii. Wulff calls Wolfgramm "one of the better defensive linemen we've seen in a long time on film."

Craig Smith, Times staff reporter

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