Vandals Sign 20 Football Recruits

After spending their first two recruiting classes building depth within the trenches, Coach Nick Holt and staff could focus on improving overall team speed with this recruiting class. Today Idaho received 20 Letters Of Intent, including one from Mead High School's record setting linebacker Paul Senescall.

The class is comprised of 4 athletes from the junior college ranks, and 16 high school seniors from California, Washington, Arizona, and Nebraska. Just one offensive lineman was recruited in this class, while the focus was clearly on bringing in running backs and athletes capable of playing multiple skill positions. Below is a link to a position breakdown for the class:

RECRUITING CLASSES (1998-2006)

Below is information compiled via Scout and Idaho's OFFICIAL Press Release on the class (CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL PDF ).



JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS
Idaho received letters of intent from 4 junior college athletes, with three of them currently enrolled and in Moscow preparing for spring drills.

Jon Dominguez
6-2, 250, Defensive End / Defensive Tackle
Fresno City College (Fresno, CA)
ENROLLED, ON CAMPUS

Fresno CC head coach TONY CAVIGLIA describes Jon as an "intense football player." Caviglia also states that he has "natural leadership abilities" because of his military background, but also brings a level of intensity that teammates respond to. He also describes Jon as a "strong and smart" football player. He started last season as a DE at Fresno CC, and as his teammates improved on the outside, they were able to move Jon inside to the 3-technique. He recorded 10 sacks last season. His most admirable trait, according to Coach Caviglia, is his toughness.

George Fa'avae
6-2, 255, Defensive End
Los Angeles Harbor College (Torrance, CA)
ENROLLED, ON CAMPUS

Expected to make an immediate impact on the defensive line, Fa'avae will bring some added speed and strength to the Vandal line as he "sports a consistent 4.75 forty-time, 370-pound bench press and a 480-pound squat", as reported in an earlier report published by Dawgman.com. His stats this season included 13 sacks, 79 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three passes batted down. Faavae is a December graduate and will have three years to play two, and he plans to major in Business

Brian Flowers
5-9, 190, Running Back
El Camino Junior College (Inglewood, CA)

The list of awards and honors earned by junior college standout running back Brian Flowers are stunning. Among his honors is being named a JC Gridwire All-American, Mission Conference Most Valuable Player, and California's Region IV Offensive Player of the Year. Obviously, Brian dominated California's JC ranks as he averaged 6.5 yards per carry and helped lead his team to a final 11-1 record. He set a single-season record of 1,618 yards on 241 carries in 12 games in 2005, and 2,341 career yards to break an El Camino College record set in 1969. A player of Brian's magnitude is brought in to make an immediate impact, and expectations are high for the Inglewood (CA) native in 2006. Planning to major in Communications, Flowers is expecting to graduate in June and will have three years to play two. However, expect to see Flowers early and often this fall.

Stanley Franks
5-11, 180, Wide Receiver
Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
ENROLLED, ON CAMPUS

Idaho's ONLY wide receiver recruit for 2006, Franks could play on either side of the ball this fall. A 3-star wide receiver prospect, the 5-11, 180 pound athlete earned 2005 JCFootball.com Region IV All-California First Team honors for a sophomore effort in which he caught 62 passes for 778 yards (both team highs) and scored eight TDs. He helped lead his team to a final record of 8-4 (4-1 Conference) and a 49-37 victory in the American Bowl. From an interview on JUCOFootball.org, his Downey High School coach (Jack Williams) had the following to say describing the young athlete: Stanley's demeanor about the game is what sets him apart from other players. Like other WR he'll catch the long ball, but he has no problem going over the middle, runs, and likes to make key blocks. He wants to do it all and believes he's the best player on the field. His favorite WR is Chad Johnson, which makes sense, as their demeanors are nearly equivalent.




HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS
Idaho received letters of intent from 16 high school seniors, with one of the signees, quarterback Nathan Enderle, already enrolled and in Moscow preparing for spring drills.

Adam Anderson
5-10.5, 200, Safety
Riverside High School (Chattaroy, WA)

[From the Official Idaho Press Release] Anderson played on both sides of the ball as well as returned kicks and punts … earned all-Great Northern League recognition at running back and return specialist … also second-team all-state returner … had 784 yards rushing as a junior and 1,024 as a senior … had 13 career TDs … also had 286 yards receiving. Said coach Allen Martin: "He has an innate ability to make people miss – he just has that gift … He leads by example. On the field, he's one of the hardest workers … He's just an all-around good athlete."

Steve Cameron
6-1, 220, Linebacker
Gardena High School (Gardena, CA)

[From the Official Idaho Press Release] Had 101 tackles and six sacks … earned first-team all-league three times, all-Los Angeles twice and all-area twice ... twice was the most outstanding linebacker and three times was the "hardest hitter" ... competes in track in shot put and 100 meters. Said coach Marshall Jones: "He's an explosive playmaker, very fast. He makes big tackles. He's a very exciting defensive player."

Nathan Enderle
6-5, 210, Quarterback
North Platte High School (North Platte, Nebr)
ENROLLED AT IDAHO, ON CAMPUS

A tall, strong-armed quarterback prospect, Nathan was named to the 2005 Super State Football team (Nebraska, all classifications) after a career in which he threw for over 3,500 yards. As a junior Nathan threw for 2,020 yards (tops in the state of Nebraska), 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions leading his team into the playoffs. The effort earned him honorable mention Class A All-State honors in 2004. As a senior this fall, Enderle threw for 1,481 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while rushing for 3 more TDs to lead a rebuilding Bulldog team. Nathan graduated from high school a semester early with a 4.0 GPA and scored 32 on the ACT. He has already enrolled at the University of Idaho, and will work with the team this spring.

Raymond Fry
5-8, 170, Running Back
Mariner High School (Everett, WA)

Fry earned AP All State honors on BOTH sides of the ball in 2005 in a senior year in which he registered 193 carries for 1,654 yards, including 336 yards in one game. He scored 31 all-purpose touchdowns and had a stunning TWELVE (12) scores of 50 yards or more, a 68-yard punt return and an 82-yard kickoff return, as well as 5 INTs from the CB position. Fry dominated All-WesCo League honors this fall, being selected for 1st Team Runningback, 1st Team Kick Returner, and 1st Team Cornerback.

Grady Harmon
5-11, 193, Kicker / Punter
Edmonds-Woodway High School (Edmonds, WA)

Nothing punctuates Grady's stellar high school career more than his being named by ESPN.com as the current #5 kicker in America, a Reebok Preseason All-American (2005), and one of the top kickers in the state of Washington by the Washington media over the course of the last two seasons. As a junior, he was successful on 12 of 15 field goal attempts (a perfect 10 of 10 inside of 35 yards, with a long of 42-yards), and connected on 34 of 36 PAT attempts. As a senior on a rebuilding kicking unit, he connected on 4 of 7 field goal attempts and 36 of 38 PATs. In 2005 as a senior Grady was named to the Seattle Times Preseason All-State team, earned First Team All-League honors for the second year in a row, and was named to the Everett Herald All Area team as a placekicker.

Andre Harris
6-0, 217, Running Back
Taft High School (Woodland Hills, CA)

One of the most decorated of the incoming freshmen recruits, Harris is expected to compete for playing time immediately in the Vandal backfield. His impressive list of honors includes being named by ESPN as one of the top 50 runningbacks in America, recognized by PrepStar as one of their Dream Team Top 100, recognition on Max Emfinger's list of Super Seven Tailbacks in America, and also the Max Emfinger/USA Today Preseason Top 125 seniors for 2005. He gained almost 1000 yards and scored 19 TDs as a senior on a Taft team that went 13-1, losing in the Championship game by less than a touchdown. Has the size to handle the bulk of Idaho's carries.

Shiloh Keo
5-10, 175, Cornerback
Archbishop Murphy High School (Everett, WA)

A Class 2A AP All-State selection at defensive back, Keo transferred to Murphy from Woodinville High before his junior year and quickly became a difference maker on both sides of the ball. In two seasons at Murphy Keo rushed for 2,946 yards and an eye-popping 37 touchdowns. Not satisfied with just running the ball, Keo also completed 7-for-13 pass attempts for 184 yards and four TDs. And, just to be complete, he caught eight passes for 162 yards and one score. As a senior he rushed for 1,675 yards (13.4 yards per carry) and 22 touchdowns in 15 games. He was named an All Conference running back, an Associated Press 2A All-State defensive back, and the Cascade Conference's Defensive Back of the Year.

Aaron Lavarias
6-3, 235, Defensive End
Woodinville High School (Woodinville, WA)

A two-way starter for State Champion runner-up Woodinville High School, Lavarias moved inside to defensive tackle for his senior season and has been the emotional leader for his team...when he's been healthy. He dislocated his elbow and missed much of the season (one month). Once healthy, Lavarias, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound senior, has been the centerpiece of Woodinville's defensive front this postseason. He has recorded 21 tackles in four games, including five tackles for a loss. He finished the season with 39 solo tackles and was second on the Falcons with 3 1/2 sacks.

Princeton McCarty
5-8, 165, ATHLETE
West High School (Bakersfield, CA)

Princeton may be the fastest recruit in the 2006 class, having recorded a 4.32 - 40 at the USC NIKE Camp this summer, and a staggering 3.69-second shuttle. As a 100 meter sprinter, he recorded three times of 10.70 - 10.87 seconds in Championship events. As a senior McCarty averaged 10.33 yards per carry and 108 yards per game. As a potent special teams weapon, he recorded eight punt returns on the year (averaging 19.25 yards per return), and nine kickoff returns, averaging a mind-blowing 44.22 yards per return (3 of his 9 returns went for a distance of 90+ yards for touchdowns).

Terrance McCoy
5-7, 160, ATHLETE
McClymonds High School (Oakland, CA)

In a season in which McCoy shared running back duties with 2 other athletes for McClymonds, he still gained of 1000 yards rushing and scored 10 touchdowns on the year. Off the football field, he's a key member a 4x100-meter relay team which qualified for state each of the past two years. McCoy recorded a 4.52 - 40 at the Nike Camp and is expected to get a shot at immediate playing time at Idaho, possibly as a member of the special teams unit. He has the speed and skills to play a number of positions at Idaho.

General Parnell
5-9, 175, Cornerback
Cajon High School (San Bernadino, CA)

[From the Official Idaho Press Release] Three-year starter … All-California Interscholastic Federation first-team running back as a senior … also all-San Bernardino County and team captain … averaged 7.6 yards per carry in gaining 764 yards rushing and accounting for 11 rushing TDs … also caught 10 passes for 128 yards and two TDs … at defensive back, had 57 tackles and three interceptions … scored twice on interception returns … Said coach Rich Imbriani: "He's a very good kid … He has very good instincts … He has great feet and he's willing to learn … He'll play up to the level of competition."

Jonah Sataraka
6-2, 243, Defensive End
Rogers High School (Puyallup, WA)

A rock solid offensive and defensive lineman at Rogers High School where he was a 3-year, 2-way starter (offensive and defensive lines), Jonah earned All League honors on both sides of the lines as both a junior and senior. He reports a 300 pound bench press, 400 pound squat, 25 inch vertical leap and recorded a 4.87 - 40 at the Eugene NIKE Camp this summer. Beyond football, Sataraka is an accomplished wrestler, competing UP at the 275-pound weight classification and competing in the throws on the track team. He is being recruited as a defensive end to Idaho.

Paul Senescall
6-1, 215, Linebacker
Mead High School (Spokane, WA)

Paul was named an all-state linebacker by the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, Associated Press and Washington Preps, and was Washington's Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year. He is Mead's career leader in tackles (303), and as a senior recorded 106 tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks. Paul described himself to Scout.com as follows: "I read well and I'm a strong leader. I tackle good and have a real nose for the ball," said Senescall. "I run my feet really well through the tackles. I love to block and I really like defense. I want to improve my speed. I'm doing a lot of running drills now to get faster. I want to be more powerful too and move people easier."

Jon Tobin
6-4.5, 210, Quarterback
Cactus High School (Glendale, AZ)

Jon Tobin was the FIRST recruit to commit to Idaho, and his Cactus High School Cobras were nothing short of dominant. Having led the Cobras to the state championship in '04, Tobin's offense routed opponents by an average of 36 points per game. He led the Cobras to a perfect 14-0 record and the Class 4A state title, winning in convincing fashion by a final score of 30-7 in the title game. His offense scored an average of 52 points per game (he was often done by the middle of the third quarter), and he threw for over 2,127 yards, 19 TDs, 12 INT, and completed 61% of his passes. He also rushed for 4 TDs, with a long of 70 yards. Among his many honors, he was named to the PrepAZ Class 4A Division-1 All State First Team. Tobin lost a total of just 2 games during his junior and senior seasons, walking away with a 26-2 mark as the starter.

Tristan Turner
6-4, 280, Offensive Line
Damien High School (LaVerne, CA)

[From the Official Idaho Press Release] Turner was a second-team all-Sierra League choice … first-team all-area by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin … three-year starter at left offensive tackle … as a senior, also played significant time at defensive tackle … during sophomore year, team never failed to convert a quarterback sneak … throughout his career, team averaged 4.5 yards per rush."

Bryan Wilson
6-3, 280, Defensive Tackle

Milpitas High School (Milpitas, CA)
[From the Official Idaho Press Release] Wilson played just one year of football as a tight end and defensive lineman … 17 years old … a standout basketball player. Said coach Kelly King, also a long-time family friend, who convinced Wilson to play football as a senior: "He's a big, athletic guy. He had a great experience (playing football). He really started to enjoy it … UI got a great kid … He knows what he wants. He's very conscientious. … We have three kids in the NFL right now. With his pad level and his power, he has the potential to do that."


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