The Idaho menâ€™s golf team announced the first recruiting class under head coach David Nuhn Monday.
The Vandal recruits include two freshman and two transfer athletes.
â€œItâ€™s exciting for me to put together a group of guys who I think will define the future of Vandal golf,â€ Nuhn said. â€œTheyâ€™re extremely hard-working individuals who are committed to being their best in the classroom as well as on the practice range and golf course.â€
Chris Carew and Klaus Ganter will join the Idaho menâ€™s golf program as transfer recruits.
Carew comes to the University of Idaho after spending a year at Cal Baptist University. The Eagle High School graduate was a member of the schoolâ€™s four-time state championship squad and team captain of the program.
Carew also was given all-state honors during his time at Eagle High School.
â€œI see a lot of potential in him to become a great player,â€ Nuhn said. â€œI know heâ€™ll have the work ethic and commitment to take his game to the next level.â€
Ganter will transfer from Central Florida, where he signed after graduating from the German School of Madrid in Spain. The recruit won the 2015 Madrid Junior Championship and was a former member of the Continental Europe team during the 2014 Jacques Leglise Trophy event.
Ganter is also a member of the Spanish National Team.
â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to him having an immediate impact,â€ Nun said. â€œHis experience at a high level will be a huge asset.â€
The Vandals will also sign two high school recruits in Ethan Atherstone and Brock Anderson.
Atherstone enters the program from De La Salle High School in Concord, California. The recruit has seen several successful tournaments in his home state, despite only playing golf competitively for four years.
â€œHe has a great golf swing,â€ Nuhn said. â€œHeâ€™s very highly touted.â€
Anderson is currently competing for Lake Oswego High School in Oregon, receiving first-team all-state honors as a junior.
â€œHeâ€™s very motivated to be the best in everything he does,â€ Nuhn said. â€œHeâ€™s humble, which I find to be an extremely important quality â€” he lets his play do the talking.â€
The four recruits will join Boise High School graduate and current redshirt freshman J.T. Bloomer on the Vandals roster next year. Bloomer won the 2015 McCall Junior Amateur and was the runner up at the 2014 RMJGT Idaho Championship and the 2014 College Golf Showcase.
â€œHeâ€™s already been trained in the ways of having to invest a lot of time in the right areas to be successful,â€ Nuhn said. â€œIt will be great to see that potential blossom. I can see him becoming a great leader.â€
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