Moscow Trip Report

IN DECEMBER IDAHO PICKED UP A KEY verbal commitment from Florida cornerback DORIAN CLARK, and last weekend he took his official visit to the University of Idaho campus. His first visit to the Palouse, which included tours of the campus and all athletic facilities, didn't disappoint: "It was great, it was a great experience -- I loved everything about it."

University of Idaho cornerback recruit Dorian Clark took his first official trip to the Idaho campus last weekend and came away pleased with his first visit to the Palouse.

"It was great, it was a great experience," Clark told recently. "It was rough getting out of Florida, but it was great. I loved everything about it."

Hosted by true sophomore safety Jordan Grabski, a fellow Floridian out of Bradenton who cracked Idaho's starting lineup last fall as a true freshman, the future Vandal defensive backs hit it off.

"He was showing me the ropes and everything, how it was going to be when I get down there. He was showing me to every coach, and how good a coach Coach Petrino is, and how he motivates you every day."

The first impressions of Moscow, the campus and the football facilities exceeded expectations. "I thought it was nice. When I got there it [the Dome] was bigger than I expected. It was nice, everything was well done. Overall it was really good."

The significance of the weekend was clear, as four athletes -- including north Idaho prep standout Gunnar Amos -- committed to the Idaho program over the weekend. The energy as each athlete jumped on board was palpable. "Everyone was pumped up about it."

So with Ohio University and others continuing to show interest in Clark, does he have any other trips on the horizon? The answer should please most Vandal fans.

"I'm done."

Rebuilding the Vandal defensive backfield was a top priority with this recruiting cycle, and Clark joins at least five known DBs that will be expected to be competing for immediate playing time in 2014.

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