MOSCOW -- The University of Idaho football team made the most of its successful 2009 season by bringing in 25 news players for the 2010 season.
Of the 25 signees, nine players are transferring from junior or community colleges or other universities. The rest of the class is made up of high school seniors.
The Vandals inked four players from Idaho and four more from Washington. Moscow running back Jayson Washington, Lewiston offensive lineman Spencer Beale and quarterback Justin Podrabsky, and Payette's Tyler Kuder are from the Gem State. Asotin defensive lineman Jesse Davis and Wenatchee offensive lineman Mike Marboe are among those from Washington.
Idaho added depth on defense. The Vandals signed six defensive lineman, four defensive backs, and one linebacker. The biggest surprise was Woodinville's Maxx Forde. He originally committed to play at Washington State, but decided to sign with Idaho instead.
The Vandals also added seven offensive lineman. Two of those players are junior college transfers, while the others are high schoolers. Center Sam Tapua (6'3", 374lbs.) from Palomar Junior College is considered one of the best recruits in the class.
Aside from Washington and Podrabsky, the Vandals inked several other players at the skill positions. Running backs Ryan Bass (a transfer from Arizona State) and Calvin Thompson and wide receivers Mitchell Crockom, Armauni Johnson, and Demetrius Williams will all be at Idaho next season.