Southwestern DL commits to WAC school

Southwestern DT Aaron Lazaro (6-4, 300) made a decision this week after visiting the only FBS program to extend him an offer and got the scoop late Friday as to where he will continue his college football career...

"I committed to Idaho this week," a happy Lazaro told "I visited there last weekend and it just felt like the right place for me.

"I really liked the coaches there and the direction of their program and they made me feel at home. The players will be a lot of fun to play ball with the next couple years too."

As a freshman in 2009, Lazaro worked at the three-technique and nose tackle position while playing himself into the rotation and along the defensive line and posted 16 tackles and five tackles for loss and this past season he notched 28 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.

"(Idaho) wants me at the three-technique spot and even the end in some situations," Lazaro said. "If they are in a 3-4 scheme, they want me to slid out to end, but most of the time I will be inside at the three-technique so I can use my quickness to get pressure on the QB and I can help stop the run."

Lazaro had gotten quite a bit of interest from Pac 12, WAC and Mountain West programs, but none wanted to wait until May for him to get in.

"I just couldn't get all of the stuff I needed to get done in the time they needed me to," Lazaro noted. "Some schools wanted to offer me, but they found out I couldn't leave until May and that was that."

Lazaro is set to sign with Idaho on February 2nd and he will have three years to play two once he arrives.

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