Live Idaho signing day thread

(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 - PositionHeight, weightFromStatus
Anthony Neyer - Quarterback (JC)6-2, 215LA Pierce College (Calif.)LoI signed
Jerrel Brown - Running back (JC)6-0, 220College of San Mateo (Calif.)LoI signed
Delency Parham - Cornerback (JC)5-11, 180Santa Barbara City CollegeLoI signed
Marc Millan - Linebacker (JC)6-1, 215Santa Ana College (Calif.)LoI signed
Eric Tuipulotu - Linebacker (JC)5-11, 215College of San Mateo (Calif.)LoI signed
Kris Olugbode - Running back (JC)5-9, 200City College of San FranciscoLoI signed
Juan Martinez - Linebacker (JC)6-3, 235City College of San FranciscoLoI signed
Tueni Lupeamanu - Fullback 6-1, 235Herriman, UtahLoI signed
Brett Thompson - Offensive tackle6-5, 315Rupert, IdahoLoI signed
Nick Edenfield - Offensive guard6-4, 275NampaLoI signed
Patrick Johnson - Offensive guard6-4, 285PhoenixVerbal
Jawon Johnson - Safety6-3, 185Mathews, N.C.Verbal
Danny Wilson - Running back5-11, 180Bothell, Wash.Verbal
Broc Westlake - Linebacker 6-3, 225Sierra Junior College (Calif.)LoI signed
Tony Lashley - Linebacker6-1, 225Kansas City, Mo.LoI signed
Trent Cowan - Athlete6-4, 195Vancouver, Wash.LoI signed
Matt Linehan - Quarterback6-3, 185Orchard Lack, Mich.LoI signed
Reuben Mwehla - Defensive back5-10, 175Bellevue, Wash.LoI signed
Richard Montgomery - Running back5-8, 180Jacksonville, Fla.LoI signed
Kevin Shelton - Tight end, defensive end6-3, 235Auburn, Wash.LoI signed
Isaiah Saunders - Running back5-11, 185Elk Grove, Calif.LoI signed
Mason Stone - Safety6-0, 185Montlake Terrace, Wash.Verbal
Will Schmidt - Linebacker6-3, 220Seattle, Wash.LoI signed
Desmond Banks - Cornerback6-3, 175Salt Lake CityLoI signed
Dezmon Epps - Wide receiver (JC)5-8, 175City College of San FranciscoLoI signed
Armond Hawkins - Cornerback 5-10, 175Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.LoI signed
Austin Rehkow - Kicker6-3, 193Spokane, Wash.LoI signed
Steven Matlock - Offensive tackle6-3, 260BoiseVerbal
Jevante Reed, Running back, Linebacker6-1, 210Chula Vista, Calif.Verbal
Josh McClain - Quarterback (JC)6-2, 185San Jose, Calif.LoI signed
Zach Cable - Defensive line6-3, 235Renton, Wash.LoI signed
Jacob Sannon - Wide receiver5-9, 150Brandenton, Fla.LoI signed
Jordan Grabski - Safety6-1,180Brendenton, Fla. LoI signed
Anthony Rice - Defensive end (JC)6-3, 260Hartnell College (Calif.)LoI signed

Sean Kramer is a 24-year old University of Idaho student majoring in Journalism. He's been a sports writer at The Argonaut since the fall of 2011.
3 Comments on this post.

Please feel free to comment on what I wrote, I appreciate all feedback and criticism

  • Gary Janousek
    6 February 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Is it possible that we will not see anymore signings until June because of this rule: Limitation on Number of National Letter of Intent/Offer of Financial Aid Signings—
    Bowl Subdivision Football. [FBS] In bowl subdivision football, there shall be an annual limit of
    25 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or an institutional
    offer of financial aid from December 1 through May 31. (Adopted: 1/16/10 effective 8/1/10, Revised:

  • Gary Janousek
    6 February 2013 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    It would be great if someone could clarify the status of Broc Westlake. According to his twitter and an interview he gave, he is on campus and signed. However, no acknowledgement of this has come from the staff or this site.

  • Vandal Buff
    6 February 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    that is correct Gary, Mason Stone tweeted that he cannot sign until June because of new rule.

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