Cougars Announced 2008 NLI Football Signees
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)Laurenzi, Anthony DT 6-3 260 FR Placentia, Calif. (El Dorado HS)Ledgerwood, Mike LB 6-1 215 FR Kennewick, Wash. (River View HS)Stormo, Skylar TE/DE 6-4 227 FR Everett, Wash. (Kamiak HS)Williams, Zack OL 6-3 285 JR Pasadena, Calif. (Glendale College)
The following signees will enroll at WSU in August:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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