Montana State Bobcats early signing period signees


Wednesday opened the first early signing period for Division I football, a 72-hour period where incoming recruits can sign National Letters of Intent with college programs.

Below is a list of the prospects who have signed with third-year head coach Jeff Choate and the Montana State Bobcats.



Tyler Natee, running back, Euless, Texas; transfer from Indiana — MSU hosts four potential mid-year transfers

Jory Choate, linebacker, Bozeman — Bobcats host 10 for second round of official visits

Logan Kleinhaus, wide receiver, Bozeman — Local product earns dream chance with Bobcats

Joe McElroy, lineman, Missoula Loyola — Loyola lineman McElroy commits to MSU

Kaleb Winterburn, safety, Helena HighHelena’s Winterburn excited for transition with Bobcats

Billings Senior linebacker and quarterback Nolan Askelson, a Montana State commit, earned Class AA Defensive MVP honors for the state champion Broncs/ by Travis Clarke, contributed

Nolan Askelson, linebacker, Billings SeniorAfter magical last season, Senior stars Askelson, Sulser head to different sides of the rivalry

Mark Estes, athlete, Drummond/Kalispell Glacier — Estes overcomes injury, earns shot with the Bobcats

Bryce Sterk, defensive end, Lynden, Washington, Washington transfer — MSU hosts four potential mid-year transfers

Lane Sumner, running back, Huntley ProjectHuntley Project RB Sumner commits to the Bobcats

Casey Bauman, quarterback, Nooksack ValleySmall-town Washington QB Bauman commits to the Bobcats

Tristan Bailey, kicker, Coffeyville JCCoffeyville JC kicker Bailey commits to the ‘Cats

Justin Cauley, running back, Los AnglesChance to grow sells Cauley on MSU

Derryk Snell, tight end, Eagle River, Alaska — Alaska star Snell anxiously awaits finally becoming a Bobcat

Travis Jonsen, quarterback, Oregon/Riverside CCBobcats get commitment from four-star quarterback

Ty’Rese Gibson, cornerback, Paramount, California — Gibson twins commit to Bobcats after long recruitment

Ty’Rhae Gibson, cornerback, Paramount, California — Gibson twins commit to Bobcats after long recruitment


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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