TheInsiders.com is reporting that Idaho received verbal commitments tonight from a pair of senior's…
VandalVenue.com Recruiting Update
Regardless of who the offers were from, this was one Idaho prospect the staff of VandalVenue.com was hoping would pick Idaho. In addition to being named the 3A Player of the Year, Jayson was a 1st Team All State selection at runningback, and a second team All-State selection at punter (he wasn't a bad linebacker either). Overall, an excellent, versatile prospect.
From an article reported today by Chris Fetters of TheInsiders, Jayson said of his trip, "I love the coaching staff and the players too. It's like a brotherhood there, everyone seems to get along."
When he isn't knocking heads on the football field, this 3 sport athlete is tearing things up on the mat (among the top 10 wrestlers in the state at the 215 pound weight classification). He won the 3A State 100 meter Championship with a time of 11.06 seconds.
He attended camps at Utah State, BYU and Boise State, and the Nike Camp at the University of Washington. At the BYU camp he clocked 4.44 in the 40 on the track. His vertical leap of 37 inches was the best at the Nike Camp.
Taking a closer look at Jayson's accomplishments this year (scholastically, going into last December he was maintaining a 4.0 GPA), below are some of the high-points of a solid highschool career for Jayson:
- Class 3A Player of the Year (2003)
- 1st Team All-State Runningback (2003)
- 2nd Team All=State Punter (2003)
- Rushed for 1,899 yards and 27 touchdowns (2003)
- Reported bench press (305 pounds), power clean (300 lbs), squat (510 lbs)
- Helped guide team to 3A State Championship
- Ranked the #52 prospect in the NW by TheInsiders.
In addition, below is a link to a story that appeared in The Idaho Statesman earlier this year highlighting Jayson's performance:
LINK: The Idaho Statesman All Idaho Team (3A) (by Johnna Espinoza)
Idaho has received verbals from 2 excellent Runningback / ATH (athlete) prospects out of the state of Idaho (joining Devon Sturdivant out of Timberline Highschool, an All-State selection at the 5A level). Whether they both end up in the backfield or on different units will be determined with time. But both bring some wheels, self-motivation, talent and success to the Idaho team, something no team can ever have too much of.
From all of us at VandalVenue.com, a hearty welcome to fellow Idahoan Jayson Bird!
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