The State of Idaho isn't for players who get early offers but this is a new year and there is a player from Gem State who received his first offer and interesting enough it's not from one of the in-state schools, but from a Pac-10 college.
The player in question is offensive tackle Carson York (6-5, 270, 5.2) from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Lake City.
York was a second-team all-league and second-team all-area performer as a junior. He was the only underclassman to be honored on either team.
In the weight room, York benches 325, squats 360, cleans 240 and benched 185-pounds, 22 times.
"Carson could end up being the best player Lake City has ever had," Lake City coach Van Troxel said. "He will be a legitimate Pac-10 offensive lineman."
"Carson is still growing and gaining strength," Troxel said. "He could be 6-foot-6 and 280 by the start of the season."
"Carson is very young, he just turned 16 in June," Troxel said. "There is an excellent chance that he will get bigger."
Looks like Troxel knows what he's talking about. The Washington State Cougars are the first out of the box with an offer.
"I just took an unofficial visit to Washington State," York said. "Coach George Yarno liked my frame. He said he was happy to see that I weighed 270 and that I could add weigh without losing any quickness."
"I am currently working on my quickness with Performance Edge," York said. "They guaranteed that I can improve my speed by two tenths. More than that, they are going to improve my overall quickness and leg strength."
York has the leadership qualities that you like in a prospect. He was able to get his entire offensive line mates to attend Performance Edge with him.
Another thing to love about York he's a hard worker in the classroom, who carries a 3.91 GPA and was among the top 12 per cent on the Country on the PSAT.
York will be taking the SAT for real on April.