(New Idaho kicker Austin Rehkow signs his letter of intent – courtesy of Twitter account @coachRehkow)
Update – 11:45 a.m. – The fax machine calm, Petrino presser at 1:15 p.m.
It looks like the school has stopped officially announcing players, but combined with running back Danny Wilson’s letter of intent and running backs coach Jason Schumaker announcing three more junior college LOIs that the number of new Vandals should be at around 29. This includes the seven junior college players who are already enrolled.
We will meet with coach Paul Petrino at 1:15 p.m. and have a full breakdown of the class later today
Update – 11:00 a.m. – Danny Wilson is in
It’s been an hour-and-a-half since the school has officially announced any new signings, but based on this Twitter post it seems Bothell, Wash. running back Danny Wilson Jr. is officially in the fold. Wilson is the third high school running back in the class, to join two junior college running backs.
Also, Montlake Terrance, Wash. safety Mason Stone recently tweeted out that he won’t be able to sign a Letter of Intent until June due to an NCAA rule.
Update – 9:35 a.m. – Third quarterback is official
With a letter from DeAnza College quarterback Josh McCain the Vandals have officially inked the sixth of its six quarterbacks. Here’s our mini-feature on him from last week.
Also officially in the fold is Trent Cowan, brother of former Idaho punter Bobby Cowan. He’s listed as an ‘athlete’ meaning his position at Idaho will be up in the air. Wide receiver, punter, perhaps even defensive back are on the table for him.
Outside linebacker Will Schmidt of O’Dea high school in Seattle, Wash. makes LOI No. 18 for the Vandals today. O’Dea is a strong base of talent in the Seattle area.
Update 8:46 a.m. – More letters are in
The number of letters in is up to 15 now with the additions of Spokane, Wash. K Austin Rehkow, Elk Grove, Calif. RB Isaiah Saunders and TE/DE Kevin Shelton of Auburn, Wash.
Most of you remember Rehkow as the kid who kicked the 67-yard field goal to set the state record.
Shelton’s older brother, Danny, plays at the University of Washington. The family dealt with tragedy with the death of their older brother in 2011.
Happy signing day everybody. Had the alarm set for 7:00 a.m. and finally made it in to the office to keep up with all of the action.
Here is what we have so far.
The school has officially announced the signing of 12 athletes, the biggest of which is two-star cornerback Armond Hawkins from Rancho Cucamonga high school. He had taken an official visit to Nevada over the weekend but stuck with the Vandals.
Also officially signed if Zach Cable of Renton, Wash., the son of former Idaho coach Tom Cable – who is currently the offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
Here is our updatd table, organizable by signing/commitment status. We’ve taken off the names of prospects who won’t be signing with Idaho such as Mike Tate, Solomon Means, etc.
(JC) = Junior college player
|Player – Position||Height, weight||From||Status|
|Anthony Neyer – Quarterback (JC)||6-2, 215||LA Pierce College (Calif.)||LoI signed|
|Jerrel Brown – Running back (JC)||6-0, 220||College of San Mateo (Calif.)||LoI signed|
|Delency Parham – Cornerback (JC)||5-11, 180||Santa Barbara City College||LoI signed|
|Marc Millan – Linebacker (JC)||6-1, 215||Santa Ana College (Calif.)||LoI signed|
|Eric Tuipulotu – Linebacker (JC)||5-11, 215||College of San Mateo (Calif.)||LoI signed|
|Kris Olugbode – Running back (JC)||5-9, 200||City College of San Francisco||LoI signed|
|Juan Martinez – Linebacker (JC)||6-3, 235||City College of San Francisco||LoI signed|
|Tueni Lupeamanu – Fullback||6-1, 235||Herriman, Utah||LoI signed|
|Brett Thompson – Offensive tackle||6-5, 315||Rupert, Idaho||LoI signed|
|Nick Edenfield – Offensive guard||6-4, 275||Nampa||LoI signed|
|Patrick Johnson – Offensive guard||6-4, 285||Phoenix||Verbal|
|Jawon Johnson – Safety||6-3, 185||Mathews, N.C.||Verbal|
|Danny Wilson – Running back||5-11, 180||Bothell, Wash.||Verbal|
|Broc Westlake – Linebacker||6-3, 225||Sierra Junior College (Calif.)||LoI signed|
|Tony Lashley – Linebacker||6-1, 225||Kansas City, Mo.||LoI signed|
|Trent Cowan – Athlete||6-4, 195||Vancouver, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Matt Linehan – Quarterback||6-3, 185||Orchard Lack, Mich.||LoI signed|
|Reuben Mwehla – Defensive back||5-10, 175||Bellevue, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Richard Montgomery – Running back||5-8, 180||Jacksonville, Fla.||LoI signed|
|Kevin Shelton – Tight end, defensive end||6-3, 235||Auburn, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Isaiah Saunders – Running back||5-11, 185||Elk Grove, Calif.||LoI signed|
|Mason Stone – Safety||6-0, 185||Montlake Terrace, Wash.||Verbal|
|Will Schmidt – Linebacker||6-3, 220||Seattle, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Desmond Banks – Cornerback||6-3, 175||Salt Lake City||LoI signed|
|Dezmon Epps – Wide receiver (JC)||5-8, 175||City College of San Francisco||LoI signed|
|Armond Hawkins – Cornerback||5-10, 175||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.||LoI signed|
|Austin Rehkow – Kicker||6-3, 193||Spokane, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Steven Matlock – Offensive tackle||6-3, 260||Boise||Verbal|
|Jevante Reed, Running back, Linebacker||6-1, 210||Chula Vista, Calif.||Verbal|
|Josh McClain – Quarterback (JC)||6-2, 185||San Jose, Calif.||LoI signed|
|Zach Cable – Defensive line||6-3, 235||Renton, Wash.||LoI signed|
|Jacob Sannon – Wide receiver||5-9, 150||Brandenton, Fla.||LoI signed|
|Jordan Grabski – Safety||6-1,180||Brendenton, Fla.||LoI signed|
|Anthony Rice – Defensive end (JC)||6-3, 260||Hartnell College (Calif.)||LoI signed|