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Wulff signs 25 football players at Washington State

Associated Press - February 6, 2008 4:25 PM ET

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Despite getting a late start on recruiting, new Washington State football coach Paul Wulff has signed 25 players to letters of intent to play for the Cougars next season.

Wulff, who replaced Bill Doba in December, signed 18 high school players and seven junior college transfers. 9 of the players are from Washington schools, an area Wulff said he planned to heavily recruit.

Among the recruits are eight defensive linemen, six receivers, five defensive backs, three offensive linemen, and one quarterback, running back and linebacker.

The quarterback is Calvin Schmidtke of Lakes High School in University Place, while the running back is Chantz Staden from De Anza College in California.

Wulff planned to comment on the signings later on Wednesday.

He brought recruiting coordinator Rich Rasmussen with him from Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Most of the recruits will enroll next fall. A handful of transfers are already in school in Pullman.

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