Game Day

Final recruiting weekend for Class of 2018 nets Bobcats collection of potential impact players

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BOZEMAN — Koby Duru came to Bozeman for the first time already leaning toward becoming a Bobcat.

During his official visit to Montana State’s campus in January, the talented wide receiver from Los Angeles quickly learned MSU was the perfect fit for him. He was among nine players on official visits the last weekend of recruiting season with National Signing Day less than two weeks away. And he wanted his new friends to join him on his new adventure.

With the first-ever early signing period in December, MSU head coach Jeff Choate and his staff locked up the in-state products they knew they had an inside track on, fortifying the initial prep signees with a group of transfers the Bobcats hope can make an instant impact in the Big Sky Conference. Between December 23 and signing day on February 7, Choate and his team went to work filling in the final pieces.

Editor’s note: Montana State welcomed nine high school prospects to campus the final recruiting weekend of the winter the last weekend of January 2018. Eight of those recruits ended up signing National Letters of Intent with MSU the first week of February.

In the coming weeks, Skyline Sports will print a series of stories about each of those commitments to Montana State. This is the sixth and final  installment of that series recapping that pivotal official visit weekend.

PART I: Montana State’s loyalty helps Bobcats land Eastside Catholic star Putney

PART II: Washington Gatorade Player of the Year Ifanse eventually chooses Montana State

PART III: Garfield WR Metcalf comes to Montana State brimming with confidence
PART IV: MONTANA STATE EVENTUALLY WINS OUT FOR ALEDO, TEXAS DT WILLIAMS
PART V: SoCal wide receiver Duru keeps recruiting secret until very end

BOZEMAN — Koby Duru came to Bozeman for the first time already leaning toward becoming a Bobcat.

During his official visit to Montana State’s campus in January, the talented wide receiver from Los Angeles quickly learned MSU was the perfect fit for him. He was among nine players on official visits the last weekend of recruiting season with National Signing Day less than two weeks away. And he wanted his new friends to join him on his new adventure.

With the first-ever early signing period in December, MSU head coach Jeff Choate and his staff locked up the in-state products they knew they had an inside track on, fortifying the initial prep signees with a group of transfers the Bobcats hope can make an instant impact in the Big Sky Conference. Between December 23 and signing day on February 7, Choate and his team went to work filling in the final pieces.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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