Coyotes add five transfers to comeback football team

CALDWELL, Idaho - College of Idaho football coach Mike Moroski has announced the signing of five transfer student-athletes that will join the Coyote program for the spring semester.

All-State quarterback, Teejay Gordon, highlights the list after a record-setting two-year career at Modesto Junior College. The junior transfer hails from Manteca, Calif. - the longtime home of legendary C of I great, the late R.C. Owens.

Gordon was the catalyst at for the Pirates, breaking the school record for passing yards with 5,539. The six-foot signal caller completed 69-percent of his passes in 2013, throwing for 2,772 yards and 23 touchdowns, while rushing for 548 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was honored in 2012 and 2013 as a California Community College Athletic Association Region I first-team All-State selection.

"We are excited to have Teejay joining us," said Moroski. "He will be able to compete for the starting quarterback position this spring. He has a lot of experience and he is a very dynamic player - along with being a fine young man."

Three others will join him on the offensive side of the ball - fullback Kyle Merritt, tight end Andy Forse, and lineman Greg Dohmen.

Merritt, from Santa Ana CC, and Forse, a Caldwell native who played at Santa Barbara CC, each played key roles for their teams, which caught the eye of Moroski. "Both Merritt and Forse are great additions to our team," said the Coyote leader. "They are impact players on special teams, are superb athletes, and quality people."

Dohmen, a six-foot three, 280-pound lineman from Red Bluff, Calif., transfers from Boise State, where he walked on during the 2010 season and saw action as a sophomore.

The Yotes have also locked up defensive back Eric Rossman of the College of the Redwoods. The six-foot safety made 44 tackles and had five interceptions last fall for the Corsairs.

The Coyotes open up the 2014 season on Sept. 6 with a road game at Division III, Pacific University.