BUTTE — Montana Tech's football team added eight additional players to its recruiting class on Wednesday, bringing it's total 2018 haul to 48 players.
"We are excited to finish out our class with some excellent skill players," Tech football coach Chuck Morrell said in a statement. " These student-athletes are all high character young men and great fits in our program."
Missoula Big Sky tight end and defensive end Rylan Wilcox, and Arlee High linebacker George Schick were the two Montanans in the latest group of recruits. With their signing, Tech's total recruits includes 25 in-state players.
The 6-foot-4, 205 pound Wilcox was named an All-Conference and honorable mention All-State defensive end following the 2017 season.
Schick, who is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, was tabbed as a Second Team All-Conference player at defensive end and wide receiver after his senior season with the Warriors.
Here's a look at the Orediggers' other recruits:
Michael Barnes, ATH, 5-11, 180 pounds, Yelm, Washington (Timberline High)
Was named All-League and League MVP at defensive back. Selected All-Area and All-State.
Caleb Beggerly, RB/LB, 5-11, 215 pounds, Kingston, Idaho (Coeur d’Alene High)
Selected All-League and All-North Idaho as a junior. Named Inland Empire League MVP as a senior. Selected first team All-State. Rushed for 758 yards and 13 touchdowns averaging 8.3 yards per carry as senior. Totaled 94 tackles (62 solo, 32 assisted) as a senior and 199 for his career.
James Green, WR, 5-11, 175 pounds, Cathedral City, California (Cathedral City HS)
Selected second team Desert Valley League as a defensive back as a sophomore. Selected first team DVL as a junior. Selected first team DVL at wide receiver and defensive back as a senior. Selected first team All Desert Sun. Finished first in long jump in track and field in the DVL.
Treshon Pickett, WR/DB, 6-1, 190 pounds, Round Rock, Tex. Stony Point HS
Earned All-District honors as a wide receiver and defensive back.
Jordan Washington DB 6-0 175 Torrance, Calif. Cathedral HS
Was voted best defensive back. Finished first in 100m dash in 10.9 seconds.
Rylan Wilcox TE/DE 6-4 205 Missoula, Mont. Big Sky HS
Selected All-Conference and honorable mention All-State at defensive end.
Gabriel Zanetti DL 6-0 215 Hayden, Idaho Coeur d’Alene HS
Selected first team All-League on offensive line.