"Idaho is where I want to be."

The Vandals put a premium on linebackers this recruiting season, and Scout.com confirmed tonight that CONRAD SCHEIDT (6-1, 225, 4.7) out of Kamehameha (Hawaii) High School is done with the recruiting process and reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Idaho. Scheidt, ranked No. 81 by Scout.com, joins four high school prospects who take aim fortifying the Vandal linebacking unit this fall.

Scout.com caught up tonight with Conrad Scheidt to find out how the recruiting process was going with LOI Day just hours away. As it turns out, the linebacker with outstanding range cancelled his trip to Arizona this weekend and reaffirmed his pledge to the Vandals.

"I'm going to Idaho," Scheidt told Scout.com. "I'm going to Idaho, and Idaho is where I want to be."

It wasn't the first time Scheidt cancelled a trip to 'Zona, and it solidified his commitment to the Vandal program - a commitment he has held for weeks. He has a good friend (Isaiah Lavea, Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year) who is redshirting this season at Idaho, and he like everything about the Idaho program several weeks ago, turning down multiple offers along the way.

And like many prospects in the 2009 class, Scheidt - rated the No. 81 middle linebacker prospect nationally this year by Scout.com - has an opportunity to earn immediate playing time for the Vandals this fall. Particularly at linebacker, where injuries took their toll last season.

New Idaho defensive line coach, Coach Eti Ena, took over where former Idaho D-line coach Johnny Nansen left off, and the two have gotten along well ever since. "We had dinner last Tuesday with the new D-Line coach," Scheidt said. "He's a cool guy, I like him."

And like the rest of Vandal Nation, coach Ena will most certainly be excited that Scheidt has remained committed to the Vandal program throughout this process, and plans to enroll in the fall.



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