RECRUITING: Speedy DE trips to Pullman

A FLEET DEFENSIVE END with some heft -- he checks in at 270 pounds -- is tripping to Washington State this weekend on an official visit. In looking at his video and according to his d-coordinator, the junior college defenseman out of San Mateo does indeed have a quick first step to go along with some blazing pursuit speed for a player his size.

Bernard Wolfgramm, (6-3, 270, 4.8) prepped at San Mateo High before his junior college turn at the College of San Mateo. The trip this weekend to Washington State will be his first official visit.

"I'm just going to try and be open minded on the schools I visit. I'm just looking for a lot of support from the coaches...and how I'm going to fit in with the players," said Wolfgramm.

Washington State, like most schools, like him at defensive end, with Kansas State talking to him about possibly moving inside to d-tackle. Co-defensive coordinator Jody Sears is running the recruiting point for the Cougs.

"I like him. We've been talking a lot this week because I have my trip there this weekend," said Wolfgramm.

K-State, however, is the school he's most familiar with, said Wolfgramm. He has a trip scheduled to Manhattan after Washington State, and coach Mo Lattimore has been recruiting him the longest over the course of the recruiting season.

"He actually came to my house and talked with me and my parents about a whole lot of things, about myself and we found about him as well," said Wolfgramm.

SPEED AND A NON-STOP motor is what sets Wolfgramm apart, according to CSM d-coordinator Tim Tulloch.

"He's 6-3, 270 and can just fly for a man his size. He really gets after it when he's on the field," Tulloch told

Wolfgramm logged 9.5 tackles for loss and four sacks this past season among his 45 sticks over 10 games, including CSM's victory in the Bulldog Bowl. The fourth leading tackler on the San Mateo team, he also forced two fumbles and helped lead the Bulldogs to an 8-3 mark on the season.

"I liked playing on either side, but I'm real comfortable on the weakside," he told earlier this week.

On pace to graduate in May, Wolfgramm has 2-to-play-2 at the next level.

Bernard Wolfgramm profile and video

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