Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Vandal recruiting class No. 1 in WAC by Scout.com
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/07/2012
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Jason Gesser hasn’t even been a Vandal for one year and he’s already been recognized as the Scout/FOXSportsNext Recruiter of the Year for the Western Athletic Conference. His efforts – and those of newly appointed recruiting coordinator Torey Hunter, helped the Vandals lead the WAC with their class of 2012.

“His passion and his competitive drive make him a great recruiter,” coach Robb Akey said of Gesser. “The ability of our entire staff to build strong relationships with our prospects enabled us to recruit the class ranked No. 1 in the WAC.  I’m very proud of them for their commitment to this class and to the Vandals.”

Akey also commended Hunter for his ability to step in and not only recruit student-athletes who are a great fit for the Vandals but to coordinate the entire recruiting effort.

“He really took over and handled the recruiting coordinator duties admirably,” Akey said.

Scout.com gave Idaho’s class the nod for the No. 1 group in the league followed by San Jose State, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, newcomer Texas State, Utah State and another newcomer, UT-San Antonio.

Idaho signed 23 players to National Letters of Intent last week. Included among those 23 are three players – running back James Baker, receiver Najee Lovett and offensive lineman Niklaus Von Rotz, who already are on campus.

The Vandals open spring drills March 22 and conclude with the annual Silver and Gold Game April 20.

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