Gunnar Amos is one of the top QB’s in the Nation and we have covered him in our Chasing The Dream series this season. So far the QB from Cour d’Alene has an offer from Idaho State and has been hearing from UW, WSU, U of I, EWU, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Weber State, and UTEP who have all been showing strong interest. In his Junior campaign he threw for 2,851 Yards and 25 TD’s and racked up another 750 yards on the ground and 12 TD’s in one of the most prolific showings in the US.
Gunnar Amos landed his 3rd offer today as Army made a move on this talented two way threat!
He is by most accounts the #1 QB in the State of Idaho and his Vikings cracked the Rivals.com Top 100 the last couple of years. This season he thinks the team is loaded and poised to make a serious run to take the Idaho 5A crown once again. The multi-positional athlete knows teams are looking at him as a QB and as an athlete but might have just found the perfect home for next year.
“Yesterday I was offered a scholarship by Army! This is really a huge honor and is something I am thinking seriously about,” he offered to our staff last night.
How did that interest and offer materialize?
”Coach Shields came to my school today and he said we love you at quarterback and want you at Army so we are going to offer you.”
West Point is no joke. Not only is the commitment grueling physically the grades and regimen required keep most athletes away.
The 3.7 student wasted no time in responding to our question if he thought he could make it.
“I think I can! I’ve been raised being able to put in a lot of work and all my Uncles were in the Navy! But it’s definitely a huge commitment so I will still have to look into It more,” he answered.
Well the Black Knights might have found their man for the 2014 QB slot. Time will tell. And we will keep you informed on the progress of Gunnar Amos and the best of Idaho as the Summer draws near!
About the AuthorDirk Knudsen
Dirk is a lifelong resident of the Pacific NW; athlete and Merit scholar. He runs camps, clinics, and has been a sports writer and analyst for nearly a decade now; mostly with Rivals.com as the editor of OregonPreps and WashingtonPreps.com. Dirk is the founder of NWPR & BrainChampions.org; a charity for injured athletes suffering from Brain Trauma / Concussion. He is a father of three and married.