AS THE VANDALS PREP FOR their third scrimmage of spring (Saturday morning at 10AM PST), we take a second to introduce a few new athletes that are working with the team right now. Several slipped under the radar when they joined the team last fall, and some are new to the program this spring. Odds may be long, but several of these athletes will play a role in shaping the future of the program.

Below is a brief introduction to a few of the newest athletes that are participating in spring drills as Idaho gets ready for its spring game on April 25th (7:30 PM PST kickoff).

20 Doug Coman, RB
5-6, 164, RS-Fr (Woodland, CA)
Coman joined the Vandals last fall and redshirted after playing slot receiver and running back for the Woodland High Wolves. Coman broke his fibula in Week 1 and didn't return until Week 9 during his senior season as the team went 2-8 on the year. He is listed as a runningback this spring at Idaho.

48 Tyler Douglas, DB
5-8, 174, Jr (Priest River, ID)
Three sport high school athlete (football, basketball, baseball) will be working in the Vandal defensive backfield this spring.

82 Jeavante Dunn, WR
5-10, 175, RS-Fr (Eagle River, AK)
From his official bio, Dunn was a team captain and an all-conference and all-state selection as a defensive back after amassing 67 tackles along with forcing four fumbles and intercepting one pass.

23 Jordan Pastras, WR
6-2, 200, Soph (Post Falls, ID)
Pastras transferred to Idaho from Montana Western following a seaon in which he scored six touchdowns on 45 receptions for 560 yards. At Post Falls he was a two time All-North Idaho selection.

34 Austin Schmidt, LB
5-9, 226, Jr (Wahiawa, HI)
Schmidt attended the same high school as current Vandal safety Russell Siavii. Schmidt, a 3.8 GPA student in high school, signed with Pacific University in Oregon out of high school, before transferring to Idaho this year. As a senior at Leilehua High School in Hawaii, Austin was named an Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) Red All-Star at linebacker, and was also named the defensive Most Valuable Player at the HUB Goodwill Senior Bowl.

38 Brady Strodtbeck, FB
6-0, 225, RS-Fr (Boise, ID)
An honorable mention all-conference pick as a defensive lineman and kicker at Timberline High School, Strodtbeck is lining up at fullback for the Vandals. He joined the Idaho program last year and redshirted.

35 Jack Tate, S
5-11, 184, RS-Fr (Boise, ID)
Named the Timberline High School Male Athlete of the Year, Tate was also an All-Conference selection at linebacker. Teammate of fellow redshirt freshman Brady Strodtbeck, Tate redshirted last season at Idaho.

31 Jordan Vielma, LB
5-9, 209, RS-Fr (Idaho Falls, ID)
An all around athlete, Vielma played kicker, runningback, wide receiver, and all over on defense for the Bees. "He loves football," his former high school coach Fred Armstrong said. "A lot of kids say it, but he means it. He's a team guy. In my second year Jordan became the player we wanted to get the ball to." Jordan joined the Vandals last fall and redshirted. He's lining up at linebacker this spring at Idaho.

22 Brandon Wells, LB
6-0, 257, Jr (Puyallup, WA)
Wells signed originally with Central Washington following a high school career that included four seasons with the Rogers Rams. As a senior amassed 92 tackles and scored 15 touchdowns. Wells did not play football in 2013 but is working at linebacker this spring with the Vandals.

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