FB Andrew Stobart headed North [MEDIA:20319]

Earlier this week Borah HS (Boise, ID) defensive standout Andrew Stobart gave a verbal commitment to join the Vandals in 2002.

Player Profile: Andrew Stobart
Highschool: Borah HS, Boise, ID
Height: 6-3
Weight: 239 pounds
Bench Press: Unknown

BIO: 2001 1st Team, Idaho Statesman All-State, 5A, DE

This season Boise-area athlete Andrew Stobart became a dominant force on a Borah Lions team that, at times, struggled. He's a smart (3.40 GPA), multi-dimensional athlete with good size and excellent athletic ability. Named a 1st Team All-State (5A, large school division) Defensive End, Andrew also lined up at Tight End and caught 32 passes this season. He chose Idaho before taking official visits to Boise State, Army, Oregon and Nevada, and we certainly agree with his decision.

Below is an article which ran in the Idaho Statesman on 01/21/02 highlighting Andrew's decision:

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VandalVenue.com Focus: Fullback of the Future

Borah's Stobart off to Idaho
By Johnna Espinoza, The Idaho Statesman

Borah High football player Andrew Stobart has made a verbal commitment to play for the Idaho Vandals.

Stobart, who said he has accepted a full-ride scholarship, was voted by coaches to The Idaho Statesman All-State defensive first team this past fall.

Stobart had 10 sacks as the Lions´ starting defensive end. He also started at tight end, catching 32 passes for about 370 yards. The 6-foot-3, 239-pounder is going to Idaho as a fullback, he said.

Stobart committed to the Vandals during his official visit to Moscow during the weekend. "I liked the campus, the school and how positive the coaches were," he said.

Stobart said he has been talking to the Vandals for about a year. He met with new running backs coach Joel Thomas during the weekend.

Stobart last played running back his freshman and sophomore seasons at Timberline High in Lacey, Wash.

"Odds are I won´t be redshirted," Stobart said. "The fullback list isn´t too deep." Stobart could have taken official visits to Boise State, Army, Oregon and Nevada, he said. He decided to commit to Idaho because the program´s coaches showed him "intense support" and had been in contact with him longer and more often, he said.

Stobart said the Vandals´ losing record in 2001 did not discourage him from committing to the program. Idaho, which plays in the Sun Belt Conference, finished last season 1-10, the team´s lowest win output since 1960.

"They were extremely young," Stobart said.

Stobart has a 3.4 GPA. He said he will study secondary education at Idaho and would like to coach football some day.

"I plan to give the Vandals 110 percent," Stobart said.

College recruits can sign their letters of intent Feb. 6.

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