Capital wide receiver Tarik Littlejohn verbally committed to a full-ride scholarship from Idaho on Thursday and will join the team in January of 2016 after grayshirting this fall.
The 5A SIC Player of the Year chose Idaho over an offer from Central Washington, a NCAA Division II school. Littlejohn also said he had an offer from Montana, but the Grizzlies pulled the offer in mid-January while Littlejohn waited to retake his ACT test.
Littlejohn said playing at the Division-I level and Idaho’s incoming recruiting class swayed him to pick the Vandals.
“I did some research into their recruiting class, watched some highlights, I and thought the program is going to turn around,” he said. “I think they’re going to get better.”
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The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Littlejohn, a four-year starter at receiver for Capital and a three-year starter at safety, caught 58 passes for 902 yards and 13 TDs this fall to earn first-team All-Idaho honors. He set school records in receptions (212), receiving yards (3,046) and receiving touchdowns (38) — all by wide margins — during his career at Capital.
Littlejohn joins Rocky Mountain offensive lineman Conner Vrba as seniors this year to commit to Idaho.