JUCO DE back from official trip

AMONG THE OFFICIAL VISITORS to Washington State this past weekend was 6-3, 270 pound Bernard Wolfgramm, a defensive end out of College of San Mateo. He talks about his official trip to the Palouse, what his future plans are and lends some insight into what's going to be important to him in making his decision.

Bernard Wolfgramm's official visit to WSU went swimmingly this past weekend. But because of the late start that the new staff at Washington State, (in place a little over a month, since mid-December,) had in recruiting the JUCO defensive end, the Cougs may face an uphill battle in Wolfgramm's recruitment.

Conversely, another school's area recruiter has had the space of a year and has formed a tight relationship with the d-end.

"I think they have a good town and campus going on over there. The coaches were good guys. I had a good time," said Wolfgramm of Washington State.

Wolfgramm's player host was Cougar starting left tackle Vaughn Lesuma.

"I felt like I had a good bond with my host. He's going into his last year there, Vaughn Lesuma. And everything was right on campus and close by," said Wolfgramm.

But it is the bond he's looking for in his position coach that may ultimately decide with whom Wolfgramm signs with -- and the school that has been on him the longest is Kansas State.

"Right now, I'm not really (deciding) on anything," said Wolfgramm. "I'm just going to wait until after all my trips.

"Right now I feel like I have a real close bond with the defensive line coach (Mo Lattimore) from K-State. He's been recruiting me ever since...really early on."

Next up for Wolfgramm is the official trip to Manhattan, and the schedule has been moved up.

"I just talked to defensive line coach from Kansas State (Monday morning). He was just telling me how much he wants me. My flight was supposed to be on Friday but he rescheduled it for Thursday," said Wolfgramm.

Wolfgramm logged 9.5 tackles for loss and four sacks this past season among his 45 sticks over 10 games. 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 Scout.com earlier.

Wolfgramm has 2-to-play-2 at the next level.

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