North Idaho QB Talks Recruiting

Coeur d'Alene HS QB Gunnar Amos (Coeur d'Alene, ID) is perhaps the top QB prospect in the State of Idaho for the 2014 class & just recently attended Washington State's Junior Day event. The talented QB is also hearing from Boise State & a number of other schools, but will he be in Boise for Junior Day? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

Coeur d'Alene HS QB Gunnar Amos (Coeur d'Alene, ID) is perhaps the top QB prospect in the State of Idaho for the 2014 class and just recently attended Washington State's Junior Day event. The talented QB is also hearing from Boise State and a number of other schools, but will he be in Boise for Junior Day?

"I'd like to," he said. "My dad is going to contact them about that. Me and Chase both got a handwritten letter from Coach Petersen last season. It was really nice to get that. I'd love to go down there for that if they want me to."

"They have a big-time coach in Coach Petersen," he stated. "They're contending for National Championships down there. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? They still go 10-2 in a down year. They're going to be good for a long time."

"My whole family went to U of I," said Amos. "I guess you could say I've grown up a Vandal. Being an Idaho school, what Boise State has accomplished is amazing. I would love to play for a Top 25 team like that."

Amos (6'1, 200, 4.53) currently holds offers from Idaho State and Cornell, but a number of other schools are showing interest too.

"Coach Petrino has come to our school three times in the last month and a half," he said. "I really like him and I think he'll do great things at Idaho. He knows I'm kind of short for a QB, but said he has coached a lot of guys that are 6'0 like I am."

"BYU, UW, WSU, U of I, EWU, Montana, and UTEP have been showing interest," he said. "I think I'm going to go to some of the college camps this summer. I'll decide which camps based on who is showing the most interest. I'll also go to the Northwest Elite Camp in Seattle, which is basically a college camp too."

He went on to say that a lot of schools like his versatility in that he can play a number of other positions as well.

"Schools like my versatility," said Amos. "I can play QB, WR, or DB. Obviously, I'd like to play QB, but I would definitely give WR or DB a look as well."

Coeur d'Alene has carried the flag for North Idaho in recent years. They're the top 5A program in the region and always play a tough OOC schedule. Gunnar says their goal is to become nationally known and winning tough OOC games is the best way to accomplish that.

"We love that we're finally getting some recognition," he said. "We try to schedule the toughest OOC games that we can. First, we wanted to become a regional power, but to get that national recognition you got to win these games against Skyline and schools like that. That's our goal."

"We're loaded at the skill positions going into next year," he said. "We're probably three-deep at every position and we should be real good up front with our O-line too. Defensively, our junior class isn't as talented as our senior class, but they're good where we need them to be and that's at LB. I think we'll be really good again this year."

So, what does Gunnar Amos bring to the gridiron?

"A QB that looks to throw first but is willing to run too," he said. "In our offense, you got to be able to throw, run, and do it all," he added.

As a junior, he threw for 2,851 yards and 25 TDs. He also added 750 rushing yards and 12 TDs on the ground.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Gunnar Amos.




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