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RECRUITING '08: Cougs looking at Idaho gem

BYRON HOUT

THE STATE OF IDAHO isn't known as a recruiting hotbed but 10 players signed with D-IA schools this past Signing Day, including future Cougar Marshal Pirtz. This year, a Gem State prospect looks to become one of the most decorated footballers in Idaho history. Washington State this past week received film on the player who during his junior campaign was named the state's 5A Player of the Year.

The recruiting spotlight shone brightly this past year upon Coeur d'Alene seniors Brandon Hanna and Carson York -- both of whom signed with the Ducks this month out of Lake City High -- but it was junior teammate Byron Hout who was Lake City's MVP. As in most states, underclassmen aren't often named state Player of the Year in Idaho -- particularly when the prepster lines up at offensive tackle...

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