But with the firing of Dirk Koetter following the 2006 season and the eventual hiring of Dennis Erickson in Tempe, Ferguson chose to reopen his recruitment.
On Wednesday, he made a surprising choice.
"I'm signing with the University of Idaho," said Ferguson.
A three-star prospect ranked 39th nationally at strongside linebacker and #6 at that position in California, Ferguson had consecutive triple-digit tackle seasons.
One thing stood out for Ferguson in choosing Idaho.
"The integrity they show," said Ferguson.