Recruiting Central

Montana State verbal commitments expected to sign during early period

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Editor’s note: Wednesday opens the first day of the early signing period for college football recruiting, which will last for 72  hours. National Signing Day is the first Wednesday of February. Montana State has 14 known verbal commitments expected to sign. 

BOZEMAN — Montana State advanced to the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2014, winning its first postseason game since 2012 with a win over Incarnate Word in the first round. MSU ended 2018 with an 8-5 record.  Head coach Jeff Choate will try to capitalize on the momentum of his first winning season with the first step toward signing his fourth recruiting class.

Montana State is expected to sign 14 players on Wednesday, including seven from the state of Montana. MSU is also expected to sign Washington transfer defensive end Amandre Williams plus a pair of prep prospects from each Texas and Colorado.

Transfers

Amandre Williams, University of Washington, defensive end, 6-2, 240

Hometown: Kent, Washington

Star rating: 3-stars

Recruiting profile: Williams has not responded to an interview request

Bobcats land Washington transfer linebacker Amandre Williams

In-state recruits

Alex Johnson, Helena High, linebacker, 6-2, 185

Star rating: N/A

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Helena standout Johnson commits to Bobcats before playoff push

Tanner Trafton, Fergus County High, wide receiver, 6-5, 190

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile

Lewistown WR Trafton finds right fit, commits to Montana State

Joe Olson, Bozeman High, running back, 6-0, 195

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile

Bozeman RB Olson excited for future with hometown Bobcats

Holden Sampson, Helena High, offensive line, 6-3, 250

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile

Life of football, family ties leads Helena’s Sampson to Montana State

Marcus Wehr, Billings Central, defensive line, 6-3, 220

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile: Interview conducted, story coming this week

Blake Thelen, Great Falls High, quarterback, 6-3, 195

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile: Interview conducted, story coming this week

Ryan Lonergan, Bozeman High, tight end, 6-4, 220

Star rating: N/A

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Recruiting profile: Lonergan has not responded to a request for an interview.

Texas

Jaden Smith, Kennedale High, wide receiver, 6-6, 187

Star rating: 3-star

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Recruiting profile: Interview conducted, story coming this week

DeMareus Hosey, Northwest High (Fort Worth), 6-0, 190

Star rating: 2-star

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Recruiting profile: Hosey has not responded to two interview requests.

 

Idaho

Jack Vering, Capital (Boise), offensive line, 6-6, 250

Star rating: 2-star

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Recruiting profile: Interview conducted, story coming this week

 

 

Colorado

Hayden Isenhart, Grandview (Auroroa), defensive end, 6-4, 230

Star rating: 2-star

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Recruiting profile

Denver-area TE/DE Isenhart excited for Montana State commitment

Cole Oster, Castle View (Castle Rock), linebacker, 6-1, 210

Star rating: 2-star

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Recruiting profile: Interview conducted, story coming this week

California

Blake Schmidt, Monte Vista (San Diego), defensive line, 6-3, 260

Star rating: 2-star

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Recruiting profile

Blend of academics, athletics, help DE Schmidt choose MSU over Ivy League

 

 

 

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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