December 16, 2007

Wulff lands first pledge as Cougars' coach

Just three days after being announced as Washington State's new football coach, Paul Wulff landed his first commitment.

"Coach Wulff and Coach [Travis] Niekamp came to my house Friday night and told me what they were looking for in a player and what they are planning on doing [there at Washington State]," explained Mukilteo (Wash.) Kamiak standout Skylar Stormo.

"I decided to commit. It felt like the right choice. It is a great feeling, like the weight was lifted off my shoulders."

Boise State, Washington, Montana, Montana State and Idaho State were the other programs showing interest in Stormo. He had an official visit scheduled with Idaho State for January, but he will no longer take that trip.

A two-way starter at tight end and defensive end in high school, Stormo could play on either side of the ball at the college level. But he will most likely project on offense at tight end.

Stormo was named first-team all-conference as a senior after he hauled in 23 passes for 440 yards and five touchdowns.

He was nominated for the Snohomish County Football Officials Hall of Fame award and he was also nominated to play in the Washington State East/West All-Star game.

"I get off the line pretty good, I have pretty soft hands and I always fight to get the ball," said Stormo when asked what his best attributes are as a tight end.

Stormo will take his official visit to Washington State the weekend of January 18th.

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