THE VANDAL OFFENSIVE LINE HAS STOLEN THE HEADLINES THIS SPRING, but equally crucial will be how the Vandal defense recovers from its 2009 struggles. How much Idaho improves on the defensive side of the ball will depend in large part on how much they improve in the trenches. Among the team leaders, Idaho will have senior defensive end AARON LAVARIAS (6-3, 255) as a cornerstone to build around.
April 19, 2010
At the midway point of spring drills, redshirt freshman defensive lineman HENRY ASUEGA (6-1, 288) and the Vandal football team battle for position on the depth chart in preparation for the 2009 season. Inside is a first look at several new players (redshirts, grayshirts, and enrolled transfers), including a few players who made position changes, who will be looking to make an impact this fall.
April 12, 2009
HENRY ASUEGA didn't wait long after Idaho offered a scholarship to make his choice. The 6-0.5, 261 pound athletic, quick defensive tackle gave his verbal commitment to Robb Akey and staff last Wednesday, first dialing up his brother who happens to also be an Idaho assistant coach.
October 1, 2007
HE'S NOT YOUR AVERAGE recruit. Out of Corona, Calif., and with a rare combination of size and speed, he holds a pair of early offers -- one likes him at d-tackle. The other offer, however, is for the 6-0.5, 261 pound wrecking ball to play fullback. As far as Idaho is concerned, he has a pretty good in with the Vandals. His brother is a former Pac-10 player now on the coaching staff of Robb Akey.
August 1, 2007