Whirlwind recruiting process lands Arizona QB Beltran at Montana State


Ruben Beltran went from the growing disappointment from not having a Division I opportunity to the whirlwind of preparing to compete for playing time at Montana State.

Over the last two years as the starting quarterback at Centennial High School in Peoria, Arizona, Beltran led his team to a 26-3 record that included a win over Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep to win the Arizona 5A state championship last fall. Yet the 6-foot, 180-pounder with a quick release, good ball skills in the run-pass option elements of the spread offense and an ability to get loose in the open field held no Division I offers.

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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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