Recruiting Central

Oxnard, CA CB Brown impressed Choate instantly

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Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series of profiles about Montana State’s recently signed football recruits. The Bobcats signed 15 players during the second signing period that culminated in February. 

Over the last three recruiting cycles, Jeff Choate and his staff have gone to work revamping Montana State’s defensive secondary.

The Bobcats brought in graduate transfer John Walker, an eventual All-Big Sky cornerback who came to MSU after starting at Colorado. Because of the impressive recruiting abilities of former NFL safety Gerald Alexander, Montana State’s secondary coach for a season in 2016, the Bobcats also landed Southern California standouts Tyrel Thomas, Jalen Cole, Ty’Rese Gibson and Ty’Rhae Gibson.

Alexander and Mark Orphey, the MSU secondary coach each of the last two seasons, helped the Bobcats land Greg “Munchie” Filer III, a transfer from Compton College.

Walker and Filer have earned all-conference accolades at MSU. The other four have helped fortify MSU’s secondary and, in turn, the Bobcat defense.

So when Choate talks in platitudes about his evaluation of recent signee Dom Brown, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound cornerback from Oxnard, California less than an hour from Los Angeles, the praise comes with gravity.

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a series of profiles about Montana State's recently signed football recruits. The Bobcats signed 15 players during the second signing period that culminated in February. 

Over the last three recruiting cycles, Jeff Choate and his
staff have gone to work revamping Montana State’s defensive secondary.

The Bobcats brought in graduate transfer John Walker, an
eventual All-Big Sky cornerback who came to MSU after starting at Colorado.
Because of the impressive recruiting abilities of former NFL safety Gerald
Alexander, Montana State’s secondary coach for a season in 2016, the Bobcats
also landed Southern California standouts Tyrel Thomas, Jalen Cole, Ty’Rese
Gibson and Ty’Rhae Gibson.

Alexander and Mark Orphey, the MSU secondary coach each of
the last two seasons, helped the Bobcats land Greg “Munchie” Filer III, a
transfer from Compton College.

Walker and Filer have earned all-conference accolades at
MSU. The other four have helped fortify MSU’s secondary and, in turn, the
Bobcat defense.

So when Choate talks in platitudes about his evaluation of
recent signee Dom Brown, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound cornerback from Oxnard,
California less than an hour from Los Angeles, the praise comes with gravity.

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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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