Jordan Valley High School senior Zeke Quintero (center) recently signed his letter of intent to join the College of Idaho’s football program. He was joined by his football coach Bryce Kershner (far right), as well as (back row, from left) his sister Kiana Quintero, his father Mike Quintero and mother Sheila Quintero. (Submitted photo)

JORDAN VALLEY – A Jordan Valley student has made a big enough impression to get the attention of college football coaches.

Zeke Quintero, a senior at Jordan Valley High School, recently signed on to play football at the College of Idaho.

A talented, three-sport athlete, Quintero was named a second-team all-state wide receiver for the 2018-19 season and made the second-team all-state in basketball. 

On top of his commitment to sports, Quintero maintains a 4.0 grade point average and also serves as president of the Jordan Valley FFA chapter.

Quintero, who will be graduating as the high school salutatorian, picked the Coyotes over football offers from George Fox and Pacific University.

According to a statement from Jordan Valley High School, Quintero chose the College of Idaho “because he likes the atmosphere, he thought the coach was encouraging, and he felt like it was an overall good fit for him.” 

In addition, he likes the college’s PEAK program and how the college is relatively close to home.

Quintero moves to the liberal arts college based in Caldwell in June. There, he plans to study marketing and digital media with minors in engineering and psychology. 

Meantime, Quintero is staying fit and preparing for the football pre-season through track and field.

Reporter Kristine de Leon: news@malheurenterprise.com or 541-473-3377.

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