Big Sky Conference

Montana State Bobcats National Signing Day signees


Wednesday marked National Signing Day for Division I football programs around the country. This signing day is different and without the full avalanche of National Letters of Intent from prep prospects. The NCAA added a new early signing period from December 20-22.

During the early period, Montana State signed 16 players, including four mid-year transfers who are already with the program. MSU third-year head coach Jeff Choate and his staff are expected to sign at least nine more players on Wednesday.

Below is a list of the prospects who have signed with the Montana State Bobcats, including those who already sent in their NOLI before the New Year.


Blake Allread, fullback, Billings Senior

Norco offensive guard Donny Long (78)/contributed

Ryan Barkley, offensive line, Durango (Colorado) High

Treyton Pickering, tight end, Sunburst, Montana

Sherod White, running back, Heritage High, Romoland, California – California RB White sold on Bobcats

Seer Dienes, defensive tackle, Connell, Washington — Connell, Washington DT Deines commits to MSU

Koby Duru, wide receiver, Bishop Amat High, La Puente, California

Donny Long, offensive lineman, Norco, California – Norco OL Long chooses Bobcats over Pac 12 suitor

Malik Putney, safety, Eastside Catholic, Tacoma, Washington

James Williams, defensive tackle, Aledo, Texas

Gregory “Munchie” Filer III, cornerback, Compton Community College – Compton College CB Filer will transfer to Montana State

Mekhi Metcalf, wide receiver, Garfield High, Seattle 

Isaiah Ifanse, running back, Bellevue High, Seattle

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Montana State head coach Jeff Choate


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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