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Idaho State lands local standouts

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 16, 2007 at 7:14 pm with No Comments »
January 16, 2007 7:14 pm

First-year Idaho State University coach John Zamberlin

already has started mining his old recruiting stomping

grounds from his days as head man at Central

Washington University.

Zamberlin plucked two talented, but overlooked,

athletes from the South Sound this week. Lakes

defensive back Kelvin Miller and Graham-Kapowsin

receiver Ryan Ancheta verbally committed to attend

Idaho State after visiting the Division I-AA school in


Miller is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety with 10.7 speed

in the 100 meters (4.45 40-yard dash).

Miller also played running back for the Lancers, and

was one of the anchors for a Lakes’ defense that gave

up only 17 points a game.

"Idaho State is getting a great player who is a strong

leader and a very hard worker," said Lakes coach Dave

Miller, who is not related to Kelvin Miller. "Kelvin

has a huge upside with his speed, frame and


Miller went on to say he believes Miller has the

physical tools to play on Sundays.

The Lakes High football coach also has a connection to

Idaho State – his son, former Lakes High standout

quarterback Drew Miller – will be the receivers coach

for the Bengals.

Kelvin Miller said he also plans on running track at

Idaho State, competing in the sprints and relays, and

that he doesn’t mind going to school in Idaho.

"I really feel like getting out of Washington," Kelvin

Miller said. "I have been here my whole life, so I

don’t really mind leaving."

Eastern Washington and Portland State also were in the

recruiting picture for Miller.

Ancheta, a 6-3, 180-pound receiver, runs a 4.6 in the

40-yard dash and caught 24 balls for 520 yards and

four touchdowns on the year for the Eagles.

Graham-Kapowsin coach Eric Kurle said Ancheta could

blossom into a productive player at the next level if

he continues to work.

"He’s got a lot of potential," Kurle said. "He’s a

taller receiver. He’s runs a legit 10.9 flat in the

100 meters. And he made some great, hard catches this


"He’s just needs to be more consistent at the college

level. I think he can do some things if he can become

more consistent and get a little stronger physically."

Zamberlin actively recruited Ancheta while still at

Central Washington.

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