Vandals sign 20 new recruits on LOI Day

WEDNESDAY'S NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNING DAY included the usual surprises, as one or two prospects expected to sign didn't, while the Vandals also picked up a surprise or two, including getting a signed LOI from Washington AP All-State defensive end KEVIN SHELTON out of Auburn High School. A group of 20 signed Wednesday, adding to the eight JC athletes who signed with UI in December.

Below is the complete list of athletes that signed and sent National Letter of Intent documents on Wednesday to the University of Idaho, followed by a list of the junior college recruits who signed with Idaho in December (many of whom are on campus already). Rumors abound that others will be grayshirting (to be announced later this summer) in this, the first recruiting class of the Paul Petrino era.

Check back in the coming weeks and months for interviews and updates with this class.

Desmond Banks, S, 6-3, 175, Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City

Zach Cable, DL, 6-3, 235, Hazen High School, Renton, Wash.

Trent Cowan, ATH/P, 6-4, 195, Union High School, Camas, Wash.

Nick Edenfield, OL, 6-4, 275, Columbia High School, Nampa, Idaho

Dezmon Epps, WR/ATH, 5-8, 175, Grant High School, (San Francisco City College)

Jordan Grabski, DB, 6-0, 181, Southeast High School, Bradenton, Fla.

Armond Hawkins, CB, 5-10, 175, Rancho Cucamonga HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Tony Lashley, 6-1, 225, Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Mo.

Matt Linehan, QB, 6-3, 185, St. Mary's High School, Orchard Lake, Mich.

Tueni Luepamanu, ATH, 6-1, 235, Harriman High School, Harriman, Utah

Joshua McCain, QB, 6-2, 195, Piedmont Hills High School, (DeAnza College)

Richard Montgomery, RB, 5-8, 180, Atlantic Coast High School, Jacksonville, Fla.

Rueben Mwehla, WR, 5-11, 173, Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Wash.

Austin Rehkow, K/P, 6-3, 193, Central Valley High School, Veradale, Wash.

Anthony Rice, DL, 6-3, 260, Edmondson High School (Hartnell College)

Jacob Sannon, WR, 6-0, 180, Southeast High School, Bradenton, Fla.

Isaiah Saunders, RB, 5-11, 185, Pleasant Grove High School, Elk Grove, Calif.

Will Schmidt, DL, 6-3, 220, O'Dea High School, Seattle, Wash.

Kevin Shelton, LB/DL, 6-3, 235, Auburn High School, Auburn, Wash.

Brett Thompson, OL, 6-5, 315, Minico High School, Rupert, Idaho


Jerrel Brown, RB, 6-0, 220, Hillsdale HS, (C of San Mateo)
Juan Martinez, MLB, 6-3, 230, (CC of San Francisco)
Marc Millan, LB, 6-1, 215, Mission Viejo (Santa Ana College)
Anthony Neyer, QB, 6-3, 212, Xavier College Prep (LA Pierce)
Delency Parham, CB, 5-11, 180, (Santa Barbara College)
Eric Tuipulotu, LB, 5-11, 215, Junipero Serra (San Matero College)
Kris Olugbode, RB, 5-9, 200, Bellermine Prep (City College of San Francisco)
Broc Westlake, MLB, 6-3, 225, Reed HS (Sierra College)

Here is a list of the 2013 NLI celebrations.

•Wednesday, February 6, Moscow, University Inn Best Western, 5 p.m., free
•Wednesday, February 6, Lewiston, Clarkston Quality Inn, 7 p.m., $10
•Thursday, February 7, Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Resort, 5:45 p.m., $20
•Friday, February 8, Boise, Riverside Hotel, 5:45 p.m., $20
•Saturday, February 9, Twin Falls, CSI's Rick Allen Room, Noon, $10
•Saturday, February 9, Idaho Falls, Snow Eagle Grill, 5:30 p.m., $20

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