DILLON — University of Montana head football coach Ryan Nourse announced the signing of eight additional student-athletes for the 2019 recruiting class.
The Bulldogs continue to add size and speed two both sides of the ball with student-athletes from Nevada, Washington, Idaho, and California.
“As a whole, this most recent group helps us continue to build towards the goal of winning a Frontier Conference Championship, Nourse said. “These student-athletes will be a strong part of Montana Western and Bulldog Football. They are guys who have the work ethic and skill to compete with the athletes at the top of the conference.”
Bulldogs continue to work the silver state pipeline as they signed four players from Nevada. In addition Montana Western has landed four Nevada State MVP’s in the last three years: quarterback John Jund (2016 3A offensive MVP), defensive end Ty Arnett (2016 2A All-Region MVP), tight end Reese Artz (2017 2A offensive MVP), and in this year’s class running back Marcus Turner (2018 2A offensive MVP).
“Nevada has a tremendous amount of football talent, Nourse added. “It has been a goal to make an impact in Nevada and pull several good student-athletes out of there each year. This year we were able to get both size and speed to add to our team from Nevada, primarily the Las Vegas area.
QB/DB 6-0 180 Las Vegas, Nev. / Canyon Springs HS
Xavier is a two-way player from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev. As a quarterback, he was 51-96 for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season. He ran the ball 71 times for 336 yards and five scores. He is a two-time Class 4A offensive first-team selection and a two-time athlete of the year. He was also named to the all-state team. DeLong plans on majoring in nursing at Montana Western.
DB 5-10 175 Las Vegas, Nev. / Canyon Springs HS
Torian is a defensive back from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev. He had two interceptions and numerous pass breakups. The two-sport athlete also lettered in track. He is the son of Nikona Johnson and plans on majoring in nursing
LB/TE 6-0 240 Buhl, Idaho / Filer HS
Bryer is a middle linebacker from Filer High School. He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game. He was named honorable mention all-conference as a junior and first-team all-conference as a senior. The four-sport is the son of Steve and Stacey Monson and is undecided in a major.
ATH 5-8 165 North Las Vegas, Nev. / Canyon Springs HS
Jayvion is running back and cornerback from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev. For his career, he rushed for 1569 yards on 233 carries and 15 touchdowns. He has 397 receiving yards and two scores. He is the son Eugene and Latrice Pugh and plans to major in business administration and health and human performance.
RB 6-0 205 Mount Vernon, Wash. / Mount Vernon HS
Seth is running back and cornerback from Mount Vernon, Wash. during his senior year he rushed for 1345 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is a two-time all-wesco first-team selection. The four-sport athlete is the son of Navor and Jenny Tercero and is undecided on a major at Montana Western.
RB 5-11 175 Needles, Calif. / Needles HS
Marcus is running back from Needles, Calif. Over his career, he has amassed 2651 rushing yards on 295 carries for 45 touchdowns. He was named first-team all-conference on offense and second-team all-conference on defense. He was named 2A Nevada state offensive MVP and first team all-state on offense and second-team all-state on defense. He is the son of Sharavd Turner and Angela Jordan and plans on majoring in criminal justice and Montana Western.
LB 6-0 205 Mount Vernon, Wash. / Mount Vernon HS
Tye is linebacker from Mount Vernon, Wash. and is a two-time second-team all-wesco selection. The three-sport athlete is the son of John Vargas and Cantrice Hiler and plans to major in criminal justice at Montana Western.
OL 6-3 300 Las Vegas, Nev. / Canyon Springs HS
Donovan is a center from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev. He is a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a two-time all-state selection. He plans to major in health and human performance at Montana Western.