News came in Wednesday that W.F. West (Chehalis, Wash.) QB Tanner Gueller had received his first offer when the Idaho State Bengals made a play at the 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior.
Gueller was recently named second team All-State by the Associated Press after a huge season in which he completed 172-of-272 passes for 2,435 yards and 36 TD’s. What might surprise most is that he also rushed for 768 yards and 9 TD’s on just 114 carries.
Those number were an improvement over his junior season in which he threw for 1,613 yards and 21 TDs, while rushing for another 563 yards and 3 TDs.
Many had thought that Gueller was destined for a baseball career, like his 1st round MLB pick brother, but after his junior year concluded with a 2A Baseball State Championship, Gueller put in as much off-season football work as possible. He consistently traveled from Chehalis to Bothell (WA) and Portland (OR) to refine his throwing mechanics in hopes of a senior season to remember.
For the second time this week credit should be given to the Idaho State coaching staff as we are big advocates of Gueller. His leadership abilities are second to none, and is a player we fully expect to succeed at the next level. Congratulations to Tanner and the entire Gueller family.