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Coach Delaney announces 2013 signees

Published On: Feb 06 2013 04:37:46 PM MST
Coach Delaney signing day

MONTANA GRIZZLY FOOTBALL: CLASS OF 2013

Jamaal Anderson, CB, 5-11, 180, So., JC, Fontana, Calif. (San Bernardino Valley College)

Nate Bradley, NT, 5-11, 250, Fr., HS, Billings, Mont. (West HS)

Austin Carver, WR, 6-0, 165, Fr., HS, Dillon, Mont. (Beaverhead County HS)

Mick Delaney, WR, 6-1, 180, Fr., HS, Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman HS):

Treshawn Favors, RB, 5-9, 175, Fr., HS, Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge HS)

Nico Graham, WR, 5-11, 175, Fr., HS, Missoula, Mont. (Big Sky HS)

Jordan Harper, WR, 6-2, 205, Fr., HS, Great Falls, Mont. ©. M. Russell HS)

Josh Horner, TE, 6-4 ½, 205, Fr., HS, Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS)

Josh Janssen, WR, 6-0, 185, Fr., HS, Missoula, Mont. (Loyola HS)

Ryan McKinley, CB, 6-1, 187, Fr., HS, Anthem, Ariz. (Boulder Creek HS)

John Nguyen, RB, 5-7, 187, Fr., HS, Seattle, Wash. (Bellevue HS)

Chris Parker, DB, 6-0, 175, Fr., HS, Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington HS)

Mike Ralston, TE, 6-5 ½, 245, Fr., HS, Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)

Marq Rogers, WR, 6-4, 181, Fr., HS, Fort Wayne, Ind. (Concordia Lutheran HS)

Cameron Rokich, OL, 6-5, 245, Fr., HS, West Jordan, Utah (Juan Diego Catholic HS)

Marquin Russell, CB, 6-0, 185, Fr., HS, Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes HS)

Noah Scarver, TE, 6-4, 234, Fr., HS, Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn HS)

Tucker Schye (pronounced: shy), LB, 6-4, 215, Fr., HS, Malta, Mont. (Malta HS)

Makena Simis (pronounced: mah-ken-ah simm-is), QB, 6-2, 195, Fr., HS, Boise, Idaho (Capital HS)

Cooper Sprunk, TE, 6-4, 215, Fr., HS, Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)

Connor Strahm, Safety/WR, 6-2, 215, Fr., HS, Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)

Travon Van, RB, 5-11, 195, Jr., TR, San Diego, Calif. (Marshall)

Kendrick Van Ackeren, Safety, 6-1, 215, So., TR, Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue HS/Hawaii)

Zach Vis, WR (pronounced viss), 6-3, 185, Fr., HS, Lynden, Wash. (Lynden HS)

 

Head Coach Mick Delaney’s overall comments of Montana’s “Class of 2013":

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“I am just tremendously excited about this class, as are the rest of our coaches. This time of the year everybody’s a player obviously – it’s what happens down the road in a couple of years. With everything that’s been happening we set out with basically 12 scholarships, and we’ve been able to secure more than 20 players.”

“From top to bottom this class has the things that we felt we needed to have to be a better football team – that is some height and speed at wide receiver; some speed at the corner positions; some physical guys at safety. At the running back position we had to have two quality guys, and I think we got that. With three (senior) linebackers leaving this year we had to have some help there and I think we filled that. And then at the tight end position obviously we need help there, and I think we got that with two freshmen who are capable physically to come in and play as true freshmen.”

“So, once again, from top to bottom, this class is excellent. And to put them with last year’s class, I think they’re two as good recruiting classes as you could ever hope for. You know we’ll see down the road, but I couldn’t be more happy with the work that our coaches have done to put this class together.”

 

CLASS BREAKDOWN (24 players):

By position: Wide receiver: 6; defensive backs: 5; tight ends: 4; running backs: 3; WR/DB: 2; quarterback: 1; defensive line: 1; offensive line: 1; linebacker: 1.

By States (10): Montana: 8; Washington: 4; Oregon: 3; Arizona: 2; California: 2; Idaho: 1; Indiana: 1; Minnesota: 1;South Dakota: 1; Utah: 1.