January 19, 2012
Sheldon High lineman Antonio Perez gives scholarship verbal to Idaho

Lineman Antonio Perez of Sheldon High School has big goals. Wants to study business and criminal justice, to earn a degree - and to man the trenches on a college football team.

Fresh off a recruiting trip to Moscow, Idaho, the senior said he has given a verbal commitment to play for Idaho of the Western Athletic Conference.

He has also been offered by Sacramento State, Weber State, Army and Cal Poly. Though he will still take a recruiting trip to Army, he sounded quite firm on Idaho.

"I chose Idaho because it just felt like a great fit," Perez said. "I loved the small-college town of Moscow and Idaho has an amazing business school."

Perez said he is relieved that Letter of Intent day is just around the corner, on Feb. 1 when signatures make scholarship deals binding.

"I'm so glad this process is over," he said. "I think every other player who is being recruited would agree that these last few weeks are stressful."

Also from Sheldon, receiver Kyi Thomas has given a verbal to Sacramento State and tight end Nate Iese is deciding between UCLA, Nebraska, Nevada and Washington.
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