Football National Signing Day

Highland's Colton Shreve signs his NLI to play football for Idaho State
Highland's Colton Shreve signs his NLI to play football for Idaho State
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Updated: 2/06/2013 6:49 pm


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STORY BY STEVE SCHAACK-ISU SPORTS INFORMATION 

POCATELLO, Idaho- Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer has announced his 2013 recruiting class that signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Joining the Bengals next year are 13 high school athletes, 10 on the offensive side of the ball and three defensive players. Kramer and his staff have already signed four junior college linebackers in Robby Mackesey, Nick Albano, PJ Gremaud and Erik Nelson.

“This is our third year and a third completely different perspective on recruiting at ISU,” Kramer said. “A perspective in that this class doesn't have to play right now. If you look at it from a perspective type of deal of who this class is you will see that we are able to fit young guys into the program at a comfortable level and not at an immediate need to play got to have it perspective. With 79 guys in the program at this point we are able to look in terms of development for our program instead of on the job training. Once again the common thread with all the guys we have signed is there outstanding academic health in addition to their predictable athletic prowess. With a team GPA of 3.11 in the fall we have established a standard of excellence and accomplishment that we will soon be able to carry over onto the on field performance. Our high standards have given us access to a certain caliber of player has given us a comfort level for success that will soon be present.”

Here is a look at this year's recruiting class.

Jeremiah Hazard, LB, Fr. 6-4, 247, Coeur d'Alene High School, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Couer d Alene High School: Named to the Max Preps Preseason all-state team as a senior … as a senior named Northwest Elite Index Idaho and Montana's Top Lineman and received Nike NFTC University of Oregon Camp Best Lineman rankings … earned all-state honors on the line as a junior and senior … two-time Inland Empire all-league offensive and defensive lineman all-league honors … two-time North Idaho all-league on offense and defense … helped his team win the 5A state championship as a sophomore and junior and a second-place finish as a senior … parents are Ron and Amy Hazard.

Thomas Ryan, LB, Fr. 6-2, 245, Highland High School, Pocatello, Idaho
Highland High School:
Three-year starter, co-team captain, earned first-team all-state … three-time all-region accolades … third all-time in tackles at Highland High School … named MVP of the Rocky Mountain Rumble and named Co-Defensive Player of the Year at Highland High School … played baseball two years and ran track one year … invited to the National Society of High School Scholars … born June 26, 1995 … parents are Kevin and  Christy Ryan … plans to pursue a degree in engineering … father and uncle played at Idaho State.

James Delacenserie, QB, Fr. 6-2, 225, Wasatch High School, Park City, Utah
Wasatch High School:
All-region as a junior and senior … Offensive MVP of Region 10 … second-team all-state by the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune … Utah Valley Elite 11 player by the Provo Daily Herald … threw for 2,875 yards, 34 touchdowns and six interceptions as a senior … completed 168 of 241 passes (70 percent) … had 70 career touchdown passes and 6,147 passing yards.

Chris Miedema, OL, Fr. 6-6, 315, Everett High School, Everett, Wash.
Everett High School: All-league offensive lineman … Top three offensive lineman at the Oregon Nike FTC … MVP of the Offensive Line at the NW Elite Camp … MVP at the NW Stars Camp … boasts a 3.5 GPA.

Colton Shreve, TE, Fr. 6-4, 210, Highland High School, Pocatello, Idaho
Highland High School:
Lettered in football and basketball … earned second-team all-conference in 2012 and first-team all-region in 2012 while averaging eight points a game … on National Honors Society … parents are Matt Shreve and Misti Mcclenahan.

Cole Robinson, WR, Fr. 6-3, 202, Capistrano Valley High School, Capistrano, Calif.
Capistrano Valley High School:
2012 All-CIF Southwest Division receiver … first-team all-Sea View league … 56 receptions for 782 yards and 16 touchdowns … Capistrano Valley High School Offensive Player of the Year.

Dakota Wilson, OL, Fr. 6-6, 285, South Fremont High School, St. Anthony, Idaho
South Fremont High School:
two-year starter in football … two-year first-team all-conference … two-year starter in basketball … parents are Mike and Jenny Wilson.

Cristan Morris, RB, Fr. 5-11, 175, Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Ore.
Sherwood High School:
Had 2,327 yards  and 28 touchdowns … averaged 15 yards per carry and earned first-team all-state honors as a running back and defensive back … 200 meter state champion … led his team to the 5A state championship in 2012 … No. 3 ranked running back in Oregon … has a 3.71 GPA.

Chase Collins, OL, Fr. 6-5, 265, Mead HS, Mead Wash.
Mead High School: two-year varsity starter … Greater Spokane League champions in 2011 and 2012 … Greater Spokane League Offensive Linemen Honorable Mention 2012 …  one-year letter winner in basketball … honor roll student with a 4.0 GPA … parents are Christopher and Lisa Collins … has one brother, Cole … born July 15, 1995 in Tucson, Ariz.

Mario Jenkins, RB, Fr. 6-1, 205, Columbia High School, Nampa, Idaho
Columbia High School: As a senior rushed for 1,030 yards on 139 carries … averaged 7.41 yards a carry with a season-best rush of 48 yards … caught 11 passes for 196 yards … averaged 17.82 yards a catch with a long reception of 68 yards … scored eight rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns … earned all-academic SIC as a junior and senior … first-team all-conference as a junior and senior and was a two-time offensive MVP … as a junior had 168 carries for 1,972 yards with a long rush of 72 yards … averaged 7.23 yards a carry … caught 10 passes for 177 yards, averaging 16.21 yards a catch with a long reception of 32 yards … scored 12 rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns as a junior … mom is Lisa York.

Dominec Toliver, WR, Fr. 5-10, 165, Gardena High School, Gardena, Calif.
Gardena High School: All-Marine League player at wide receiver … All Los Angeles City as a defensive back … selected to the Lions Bowl All-Star game and the California Bowl All-Star Game … two-way starter … had 32 catches for 440 yards and seven touchdowns … threw for two touchdowns while playing backup quarterback … had two interceptions, seven pass deflections and 25 tackles … will pursue a degree in criminology … father and brother was high school football coach … brother, Deon Toliver jr., played for coach Kramer and Bailey at Montana State.

Micah Breland, LB, Fr. 6-2, 220, Foster High School, Tuwila, Wash.
Foster High School: First-team all-Seamount League at linebacker … defensive player of the year … averaged 10 tackles per game as a senior … three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and field … had 43 solo tackles ... 3.6 GPA.

Sage Burmeister, WR, Fr. 6-0, 170, La Jolla Day High School, La Jolla, Calif.
La Jolla Day High School: two sport star in football and basketball … will also play basketball for the Bengals … had 5,942 yards and 69 touchdowns on offense in high school … had 2,924 yards rushing and 1,164 yards receiving, 1,737 return yards and 117 passing yards in his career … had a senior had 2,246 yards and 30 touchdowns … had 14 career interceptions on defense … won the San Diego High School Play of the Week for an 88-yard touchdown run off a missed center snap his junior season … two-time all-Coastal Conference … nominated for California all-state in senior season … in basketball he currently has 1,500 career points, 350 rebounds and over 250 assists for his career … as a senior is currently averaging 20.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game … shooting 40 percent from 3-point range as a junior and senior (84-207) … named CalHi California all-state as a freshman and junior in basketball … San Diego High School D4 Player of the Year as a junior and led his team to the CIF San Diego Championship.      

2013 Idaho State National Letters of Intent
Sage Burmeister, WR, Fr. 6-0, 170, La Jolla Day High School, La Jolla, Calif.
Chase Collins, OL, Fr. 6-5, 265, Mead HS, Mead Wash.
James Delacenserie, QB, Fr. 6-2, 225, Wasatch High School, Park City, Utah
Jeremiah Hazard, LB, Fr. 6-4, 247, Couer d' Alene High School, Couer d Alene, Idaho
Mario Jenkins, RB, Fr. 6-1, 205, Columbia High School, Nampa, Idaho
Chris Miedema, OL, Fr. 6-6, 315, Everett High School, Everett, Wash.
Cristan Morris, RB, Fr. 5-11, 175, Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Ore.
Cole Robinson, WR, Fr. 6-3, 202, Capistrano Valley High School, Capistrano, Calif.
Thomas Ryan, LB, Fr. 6-2, 245, Highland High School, Pocatello, Idaho
Colton Shreve, TE, Fr. 6-4, 210, Highland High School, Pocatello, Idaho
Dominec Toliver, WR, Fr. 5-10, 165, Gardena High School, Gardena, Calif.
Dakota Wilson, OL, Fr. 6-6, 285, South Fremont High School, St. Anthony, Idaho
Micah Breland, LB, Fr. 6-2, 220, Foster High School, Tuwila, Wash.

Kramer on 2013 Recruiting Class
It is important to use the word perspective as we talk about the recruits we signed this year. This our third recruiting class. I am midway through my contract at Idaho State and we have rebounded mightily from some issues we have faced in the past. If you go back to 2009 there are only three guys left in the program from the 2009 signing day and there are only two guys left in the program from the 2010 signing day. Those two classes constitute some missing classes. To add to that perspective is that we addressed those issues of the loss of so many guys by bringing guys into our program in December. We added two walk on players to full scholarships in CJ Langlow and Tyler Kuder on defense along with junior college transfers Robby Mackesey, Nick Albano, PJ Gremaud and Erik Nelson who are already here on campus and ready to play. The perspective is that our recruiting class this year is pretty small because the class of 2011 and 2012 is already on sight and working out.

As I look forward, eight of our current seniors next year will graduate this year and play next year as post graduate student-athletes. Three more will graduate will graduate in December. Overall this class is offensive because we signed six guys to full scholarship who were on campus in December on the defensive side.

We signed two three high school linebackers today. Those additions to our defense are where we feel our weakness has been. We really return two front linebackers in Mitch Beckstead and Trevor Spence and everything else is really open for a lot of guys to have opportunities to play. On offense it is a pretty standard class. We are announcing three offensive linemen today and two more today. We hope to have another letter of intent this afternoon and another in months to come. The one thing about our offensive linemen is that they all come ready built. They are 6-6 or over 300 pounds.

We love the fact that Colton Shreve has joined our program. At quarterback we signed James Delacenserie out of Wasatch High School. He is a well-known and renowned quarterback throughout the west. He got to play in an all-star game in the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles and acquitted himself very well. We will also add two more in state high school quarterbacks who I can speak about today except to say one is extremely local and well known to ISU fans and the other is from Boise and have an opportunity to show what they can do in the fall.

At running back we have added two players who can push Aaron Prier and Xavier Finney but the need for them to start and play is not necessary right now.

Even though we lost tremendous ability in Rod Rumble, we return a lot in Luke Austin and Cameron Richmond. The core of the receiving group needs to evolve and grow. I like the fact that a couple of the wide receivers have already been productive in passing offenses. We have two more scholarships to presents. They have been presented and we are waiting for a determination.

For the first time as ISU's football coach we are currently full at all levels. We have stabilized our program. Our guys are socially responsible, academically excellent and football will take care of itself.            

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