Having returned from the campus of the University of Idaho, Cactus high school quarterback Jon Tobin has orally committed to the Vandals. When asked why he chose the Vandals, Tobin said, "I feel I have a great opportunity to play." Currently, both QBs competing for the starting spot at Idaho are upper classmen. The Vandals also run a single back set that is similar to the Cactus offense. Last year, Idaho threw the ball over thirty times a game. This system is well suited for the 6'5 210 pound, hard throwing, Tobin.
Tobin also stated he was excited to play for Idaho head coach Nick Holt. Holt is a former USC assistant and previous to becoming Idaho's head coach, Holt had coached in six consecutive bowl games. Working most closely with Tobin will be quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith. Smith was the starting QB for the 11-1 Oregon State squad in 2000.
Last year Tobin threw for 1,600 yards and led his team to a 12-2 record on the way to a 2nd place finish in class 4A. With numerous returning starters on both sides of the ball, including Tobin, Cactus may again compete for a state title.