Big Sky Conference

Early Signing Period for football brings a plethora of new Big Sky players

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OGDEN, Utah (December 20, 2017) – Wednesday marked the first-ever early signing period for football and it made a huge impact on football across the nation. The football standings will have a new look in 2018 with the addition of Idaho and the departure of North Dakota as a full-time member.

Below is a list of players by school that have decided to join Big Sky teams.

Cal Poly (4)

Andrew Cokley, OL, 6-4, 265, Folsom, Calif. (Vista del Lago High School)

Dustin Grein, WR/S, 6-1, 205, Turlock, Calif. (Turlock High School)

Kevin Howell, DB, 5-10, 185, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Thousand Oaks High School/Nevada)

Caden Ochoa, S, 5-11, 185, Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield High School)

Eastern Washington (8) 

Risone Ama, OL, 6-4, 285, Spokane, Wash. (Mt. Spokane HS)

Charlie Baumann, OL, 6-5, 275, Bellevue, Wash. (Newport HS)

Simon Burkett, QB, 6-3, 185, Bellingham, Wash. (Meridian HS)

Brad Godwin, OL, 6-6, 265, Redlands, Calif. (Redlands HS)

Champ Grayson, WR, 6-2, 180, Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin HS)

Corbin Hartsock, DE, 6-5, 235 Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS)

Joshua Jerome, DL, 6-1, 275,  Monroe, Wash. (Monroe HS)

Dean Sise, Rover, 6-2, 205, Kirkland, Wash. (Juanita HS)

Idaho (11)

Aarron Boatright, DE/TE, 6-5, 241, Manning, S.C. (East Mississippi CC)

Bruce Burns, OL, 6-3, 345, San Leandro, Calif. (Laney College)

Matthew Faupusa, OL, 6-3, 310, Cypress, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS)

Logan Floyd, OL, 6-4, 289, Kearns, Utah (Kearns HS)

Edwin Grande, OL, 6-5, 291, Oakland, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College)

Ariyon Huff, WR, 5-8, 191, Sacramento, Calif. (Yuba College)

James Jones, LB, 6-1, 243, New Orleans, La. (George Washington Carver College Academy)

Michael Noil, CB, 5-8, 152, Portland, Ore. (Madison HS)

Brian Robinson, OL, 6-4, 346, Hayward, Calif. (Laney College)

Cameron Townsend, DL, 6-1, 277, West Hills, Calif. (Moorpark College)

Tyrese Walker, RB/CB, 5-6, 165, Baton Rouge, La. (Madison Prep Academy)

Connor Whitney, S, 6-3, 200, Spokane, Wash. (West Valley HS)

Idaho State (6) 

Christian McFarland, 6-0. 190, S, Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento City College)

Sam Funkhouser, 6-2, 198, LB, Gooding, Idaho (Gooding HS)

Preston Holfeltz, 6-4, 300, OL, Sandy, Utah (Snow College)

Ruger Jennings, 6-2, 180, S, Gooding, Idaho (Gooding HS)

John Perko, 6-4, 290, OL, Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep)

Ty Metcalfe, 6-0, 180, S, Syracuse, Utah (Syracuse HS)

Montana (15)

Colten Curry, TE, 6-7, 210, Valier, Mont. (Valier HS)

Max Morris, TE, 6-4, 230, Kalispell, Mont. (Glacier HS)

Conor Quick, OL, 6-3, 275, Helena, Mont. (Capital HS)

Nick Germer, WR, 6-2, 175, Missoula, Mont. (Sentinel HS)

Garrett Graves, QB, 6-3, 190, Eureka, Mont. (Lincoln County HS)

Drew Turner, RB, 6-0, 200, Kalispell, Mont. (Glacier HS)

Jackson Pepe, S, 6-0, 200, Kalispell, Mont. (Glacier HS)

Levi Janacaro, FB, 6-0, 220, Missoula, Mont.  (Big Sky HS)

Gabe Sulser, WR, 5-9, 160, Billings, Mont. (Senior HS)

Nash Fouch, S, 6-2, 190, Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS)

Sean Anderson, OL, 6-7, 305, Litchfield Park, Ariz. (Verrado HS)

Tyler Ganoung, OL, 6-5, 318, Hillsboro, Ore. (Sunset, HS)

Dalton Sneed, QB, 6-1, 200, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Horizon HS)

Eli Alford, DE, 6-1, 280, Park City, Utah (Air Force Prep)

Lorenzo Brown, DE, 6-4, 230, Las Vegas, Nev. (Desert Pines HS)

Montana State (15)

Nolan Askelson, LB, 6-1, 210, Billings, Mont. (Senior HS)

Jory Choate, LB, 6-2, 185, Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman HS)

Mark Estes, WR, 6-1, 180, Kalispell, Mont. (Glacier HS)

Logan Kleinhans, WR, 6-1, 195, Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman HS)

Joe McElroy, OL, 6-4, 255, Missoula, Mont. (Loyola HS)

Lane Sumner, RB, 5-8, 183, Huntley, Mont. (Huntley Project)

Kaleb Winterburn, DB, 6-2, 190, Helena, Mont. (Helena HS)

Casey Bauman, QB, 6-6, 225, Everson, Wash. (Nooksack Valley HS)

Justin Cauley, RB, 5-9, 195, Venice, Calif. (Venice HS)

Ty’Rese Gibson, DB, 6-0, 165, Lawndale, Calif. (Paramount HS)

Ty’Rhae Gibson, DB, 6-0, 165, Lawndale, Calif. (Paramount HS)

Derryk Snell, TE, 6-2, 235, Anchorage, Alaska (Chugiak HS)

Tristan Bailey, K, 6-1, 215, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Rampart HS/Coffeyville/Wyoming)

Travis Jonsen, QB, 6-4, 210, Fullerton, Calif. (Servite/Riverside CC/Oregon)

Tyler Natee, RB, 6-1, 260, Euless, Texas (Trinity HS/Indiana)

Bryce Sterk, DL, 6-5, 250, Lynden, Wash. (Lynden HS/Washington)

Northern Arizona (4)

John Clark, DT, 6-3, 200, Peoria, Ariz. (Liberty HS)

Bric Hudnutt, TE, 6-3, 260, Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley HS)

Jarek Schultz, TE, 6-7, 230, Palmer, Alaska (Colony HS)

JaSean Harrison, OL, 6-1, 280, Torrance, Calif. (El Camino College)

Portland State (2)

Spencer Reed, OL, 6-4, 285, JR, JC, Thousand Oaks, CA (Moorpark College)

Alejandro Sanchez, DT, 6-1, 260, FR, HS, Salem, OR (South Salem HS)

Sacramento State (5)

David Perales, DL, 6-3, 210, Merced, Calif. (Merced JC)

Joshua Lee, DL, 6-2, 295, Moreno Valley, Calif. (Canyon Springs HS)

Tykee Woods, DB, 5-8, 165, Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS)

Hamish McClure, QB, 6-1, 190, Encino, Calif. (Crespi HS)

Jack McGill, DB, 6-0, 190, Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield HS)

Southern Utah (6)

Chris Helbig, QB, 6-4, 210, Thornton, Colo. (Holy Family HS/Butler CC)

Aubrey Nellems, LB, 6-1, 205, Las Vegas, Nev. (Shadow Ridge HS)

James Randolph, DB, 6-1, 180, Long Beach, Calif. (St. Anothny HS/El Camino CC)

CJ Scott, DB, 6-3, 200, Clemson, S.C. (Daniel HS/Itasca CC)

Tyler Skidmore, QB, 6-2, 210, Roy, Utah (Roy HS)

Nathaniel Vaughn, DB, 6-1, 180, Los Angeles, Calif. (Leuzinger HS/El Camino CC)

UC Davis (10)

Nick Eaton, 6-2, 215, LB, Rocklin, Calif. (Whitney HS)

Jordan Ford, 6-2, 270, OL, Fair Oaks, Calif. (Del Campo HS)

Da’Von Frazier, 6-1, 185, DB, Sacramento, Calif. (Elk Grove HS)

Justin Kraft, 5-10, 170, WR, Lincoln, Calif. (Whitney HS)

Cade Peacock, 6-3, 240, DL, Juanita, Wash. (Eastside Catholic HS)

Tyler Saikhon, 6-2, 180, DB, El Centro, Calif. (Southwest HS)

Ari Sallus, 6-2, 270, OL, Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Palisades Charter HS)

Jack Shippy, 6-0, 185, DB, San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente HS)

Robert Simkins, 6-0, 165, WR, San Rafael, Calif. (Terra Linda HS)

Chris Venable, 6-2, 175, DB, Corona, Calif. (Centennial HS)

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