USA Today High School Sports

The 2015 edition of National Signing Day was full of enough twists and turns to make one dizzy, most of them focused on indecisive teens and coaches who weren’t quite standing by their previous word. No one can level either of those complaints against new Idaho football signee Jace Malek, or the program he just joined. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: The Vandals are committing to Malek even though there is a reasonable chance that he’ll never play a down for the team.

As reported by Spokane, Washington NBC affiliate KHQ and the Spokesman-Review, Malek signed on to play football at Idaho on National Signing Day just a week after being diagnosed with cancer. The West Valley senior, who was a star fullback for the school’s football team, was diagnosed…

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