The Gem State of Idaho is home for one of the West's best offensive line prospects. Idaho, as a state, is known more for its sleeper prospects than guys who get a lot of attention, but when you are already on the radar of three of the four northwest Pac-10 schools, look for the rest of the conference to soon, follow suit.
Rivals.com first introduced you offensive tackle Carson York (6-5, 270, 5.2) from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Lake City shortly after NLI Day earlier in the month because he jumped out of the box with a quick offer from Washington State.
Since then York picked up another offer from Oregon and he's been invited to the University of Washington's junior day later this month.
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York was a second-team all-league and second-team all-area performer as a junior but the interesting thing is he was the only underclassman to be honored on either team.
"Our coach thought our line last season was the best in the school's history and we had seniors that got the first-team nod," York said. "That's okay, I have my senior season for that but the most important thing is winning."
"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."
York has already taken an unofficial visit to Washington State.
"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."
York is a hard worker on and off the field. In the weight room, York benches 325, squats 360, cleans 240 and benched 185-pounds, 22 times.
Strength isn't the thing that York is working on this off-season. He is working his quickness and overall speed with Performance Edge, an outfit that also trains NFL players looking to improve speed, quickness and leg strength..
In the classroom, York carries a 3.91 GPA and was among the top 12 per cent on the Country on the PSAT.