Jihad Vercher has put up big numbers at Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian but the Division I offers have not come his way.
That changed earlier this week when Idaho offered the 6-foot, 202-pound three-star prospect who has thrown for about 1,800 yards with 14 touchdowns and rushed for another 14 scores so far this season.
There has been some coaching upheaval at Idaho recently but Vercher said he's excited about the offer and wants to get to know the coaching staff more.
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"I talked to the coaches a few weeks ago and established a relationship," Vercher said.
"I'm extremely interested in them because they're giving me a shot and I appreciate it. It means a lot to me. It proves to me that hard work does pay off and you always have to stay patient and be positive."
Vercher, who is also hearing from Oregon State and Sacramento State, said Idaho is definitely an option for him but he wants to take an official visit before any decisions are made.
No trip has been scheduled yet but Vercher hopes to get there soon to see if he gets along well with the coaching staff and the players.
"Hopefully I can visit soon," Vercher said. "I really want to go check it out and see what they have to offer. I would definitely want to visit and get to know the coaches and the players before I committed."
Army and Northern Arizona have also offered Vercher, rated as the No. 100 prospect in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.