Idaho State football adds in-state talent, including Borah, Skyview standouts

February 5, 2014 

Jake Hoggan, Fr. 6-6, 282, OL, Teton High School, Driggs, Idaho As a senior placed third in the Mountain Rivers Conference and advanced to the first round of the playoffs … played second in the Mountain Rivers Conference and advanced to the state quarter finals as a junior … has tallied 95 wins as a wrestler … is 22-1 as a senior … was 44-17 and placed fifth in state as a junior … was 29-20 and earned sixth place at state as a sophomore … mother is Katherine and was coached by Brody Birch.

Kamino Ward, 5-10, 195, DB, San Bernadino Valley Junior College, San Bernadino, Calif. Earned honorable mention all conference at Upland High School ... CIF champions ... made the Deans List with a 3.7 GPA ... parents are Kevin Ward and Kimberly Wallace.

Joe Martin, Fr. 5-11, 197, DB, Spanaway High School, Spanaway, Wash. Tacoma News Tribune All-Area team … named to the All-South Puget Sound League and earned all-state honors … WIAA Athlete of the Week … as a senior had 93 tackles and over 1,000 yards rushing … parents are Michael and Crystal … was coached by John Robak.

Coleton Collins, Fr. 6-2, 207, LB, Lakeside High School, Nine Mile Falls, Washington Had 40 catches for 700 yards and 16 touchdowns … carried the ball 43 times for 230 yards and three touchdowns … had a 40-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown … second in the state in touchdowns scored at all levels … MVP for the wide receivers and tight ends and the Northwest Elite Camp in Seattle in June of 2013 … earned the Top Performer Award at the Nike Camp in Eugene, Oregon and earned all-league three-straight years …. Received all-state honors as a senior … was coached by Brian Dunn … parents are Jeff and Michelle.

Spencer Harshman, Fr. 6-1, 210, LB, Borah High School, Boise, Idaho As a junior had 22 tackles (15 solo and seven assisted) … had four pass deflections … earned second-team All-SIC in 2012 … parents are Eric and Shelley … was coached by Darren Corpus.

Austin Ferguson, Fr. 5-11, 205, LB, Century High School, Pocatello, Idaho First-team all-state as a linebacker in 2013 … first-team all-conference in 2013 and first-team all-area while be named team-captain … in 2012 earned second-team all-area and first-team all-conference … named the team defensive MVP … had 86 tackles in 2013 and 68 in 2012 … parents are Jay and Rickelle … was coached by Dave Spillett.

Nick Jones, Fr. 6-2, 181, WR, Valencia High School, Valencia, Calif. All-CIF first-team (Northern Division) in 2013 … Foothill League Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 and named the Daily News All-Star Game MVP … Valencia Track and Field MVP … school record holder in the 400m (48.5 seconds) … was coached by Larry Muir … parents are Jim and Marianne.

Brian Fineanganofo, Fr. 6-6, 255, OL, Paramount High School, Los Angeles, Calif. Enrolled at Idaho State in January … San Gabriel Valley first-team all-league … 2013 Athlete of the Year … parents are Sosaia and PoPua.

Anthony Ricks, Fr. 5-8, 160, DB, Valley Center High School, Valley Center, Calif. First-team all-league … first-team all-academic … Track Valley League champion in the 200m and 4x4 meter relay … second-league all-league as a sophomore and junior … parents are Jonathan and Cherie … was coached by Rob Gilster.

Hagen Graves, Fr. 6-0, 174, WR, Skyview High School, Nampa, Idaho As a senior first-team all-state as a defensive back and second-team all-state as a wide receiver … first-team all-conference as a defensive back and wide receiver … first-team all-state as a defensive back and second-team all-state as a wide receiver as a junior ... earned first-team all-conference as a junior at wide receiver and defensive back … won the 3A state championship in the 100m and 200m … first-team all-conference as a wide receiver and defensive back as a sophomore … first-team all-conference in baseball … boasts a 3.9 GPA … parents are Scott and Melissa … was coached by David Young.

Tanner Gueller, Fr. 6-2, 225, QB, WF West High School, Chehalis, Washington Conference MVP … first-team all-league … Chronicle All-Area MVP … The Olympian All-Area as a quarterback … two-time all-state … 4,000 yards passing … 57 touchdowns … 1,332 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns … parents are Jason and Carrie … was coached by Bob Wollan.

Andy Burtenshaw, Fr. 6-3, 200, LS, Pocatello High School, Pocatello, Idaho Ranked third in the Western United States for long snapping at Prokicker … ranked 21st in the nation by Prokicker and No. 1 in Idaho … was invited to the Prokicker Championship camp in Florida and placed third at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp … three-year letter winner in football, four years in baseball and two years in basketball … ranked in the Top 12 of the National Ranked Long Snappers in attendance … invited to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Invitational Camp in Las Vegas … voted Most Outstanding Special Teams Player at Pocatello High School in 2013 … led his baseball team to a state championship in 2012 … 3.8 GPA … parents are Brad and Lisa Burtenshaw … was coached by Tom Harrison.

Cody Andersen, Jr. 6-3, 275, DL, Shelley High School … Shelley, Idaho Enrolled at Idaho State in January … earned third-team all-state honors as a defensive end and second-team all-state as a tight end … parents are Barry and Lori Johnson.

Cory Hollowell, Fr. 6-2, 184, DB, Orange Lutheran High School, Corona, Calif. Named the Orange Lutheran defensive back MVP … had 50 tackles, 20 pass break ups and 12 career interceptions … was coached by Chuck Peterson … parents are Eric and Sheri.

Tavante Jackson, Jr. 5-9, 185, DB, Santa Barbara Junior College, Santa Barbara, Calif. First-team all-conference and was named Player of the Week at Santa Barbara Junior College … prepped at Oxnard High School where he earned first-team all-league and all-county … played in the Ventura County All-Star game … named the defensive MVP.

Nate Page, Fr. 6-5, 214, TE, Highland High School, Pocatello, Idaho Finished his high school career with 33 receptions for 602 yards and five touchdowns … had an average of 18.2 yards a reception … led his team to a third-place finish in 2012 and a second-place finish in 2013 … earned first-team all 5th/6th District … will graduate with the highest honors in the NHS program through the math and science path … has a 4.2 GPA … is an eagle scout … three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and field … parents are Tim and Cheri and was coached by Gino Mariani.

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