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MORE BREAKING NEWS: CC pipeline flows crimson

MICHAEL BUMPUS IS graduating, but he continues to be a force for Washington State. Over the weekend, he helped Paul Wulff land a verbal commitment from a good friend, and fellow Culver City product. The newest Cougar -- a 6-3, 260-pound junior college defensive end known for his physical play -- said Bumpus and the new coaching staff were the guiding forces behind his decision to go crimson.

Bumpus was a recruiting juggernaut during his time at Washington State. Among those from the '07 class who cited his influence as a factor in their coming to Washington State were Tyrone Justin, (also from Culver City), Daniel Blackledge and Logwone Mitz. Joining Justin and Greg Walker on the WSU roster in '08 will be another former Culver City High standout -- Jesse Sanchez out of West LA...