With his senior season over due to a torn ACL, Corona (Calif.) lineman Henry Asuega decided to end the recruiting process as well and committed Wednesday night to Idaho.
After a solid junior season and a nice showing at the SoCal NIKE Camp, big things were expected of Asuega this season. Unfortunately, a pre-season knee injury canceled those plans so the lineman decided to jump on the lone offer he still had.
"Henry committed last night," Panther coach John Brandom said. "He's relieved and just excited to have the opportunity to play college ball. He had some other schools that offered him back off and I think he just wanted to make sure he didn't get left holding the bag.
"He actually knows the Idaho program pretty well. He has an older brother that coaches there so he's been up there before. He hasn't take his official visit yet but he's very comfortable with the area and likes the school a lot."
As for how Asuega will do in college, Brandom has nothing but high praise for his lineman.
"If he's healthy, I think he'll be great," Brandom said. "Henry is a big kid, very strong and has a real tough guy mentality. He goes out there and just kills people, he doesn't mess around.
"Henry has great hips and just explodes in to people. I think he can play anywhere on the defensive line but will probably project best as a tackle in college."