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Northwest Montana Football Players Sign Letters of Intent

The 2015 recruiting classes were announced Wednesday on national signing day

Updated: 5 p.m., Thursday

Here’s a breakdown of local athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play football in college next year.

If there are any names missing, email the information to dtabish@flatheadbeacon.com.

University of Montana

Source: UM Sports Information

Andrew Harris, Glacier, DE, 6-4, 215 lbs

Andrew was a first team all-state player for 2014 state “AA” champion (13-0) Glacier HS…an all-state and all-conference selection his senior year, when he had 91.5 tackles, four fumble recoveries, and two sacks…voted special teams MVP in 2014…his head coach was Grady Bennett, a former (1988-90) Griz starting quarterback…served as a team captain his senior season…he will major in business…birth date: Jan. 8, 1997…his dad is Greg Harris of Kalispell…Greg played for the Grizzlies from 1971-75, and also played in the NFL for the Jets and 49ers…Andrews’ older brother Josh was a defensive end at UM from 2008-12.

Josh Sandry, Bigfork, Safety, 6-1,  190 lbs

Josh was an all-state class “B” selection as a junior and senior, and voted team MVP those seasons as well…team captain for the Vikings as a senior in football and as a junior in hoops…also all-state pick at safety as a senior…played defensive back and handled punting/kicking, and was a returner…his prep football coach was Todd Emslie…he was also all-state in basketball his junior year and co-MVP of the 2014 state tournament, helping Bigfork to its first state title…all-state performer in track as a sophomore and junior, and state high jump champion his junior year…he is undecided on a major…birth date: Sept. 20, 1996…his parents are Christine and Paul Sandry of Bigfork…his grandpa, Bruce Olson, was a quarterback at Montana, and lettered in 1957-58.

Montana State University

Source: MSU Sports Information

Josh Hill, Glacier, Linebacker, 6-0, 200
Helped lead Glacier’s 13-0 state championship team, earning Class AA Defensive MVP honors… first team all-state as a junior and senior, earning Great Falls Tribune Super State honors as a senior… Mon-Dak All-Star and East-West Shrine Game choice.
From MSU Coach Rob Ash: “Josh was the Class AA defensive player of the year in Montana. He’s a dynamic, playmaking linebacker.”

Brady McChesney, Glacier, Quarterback, 6-1, 175 lbs

Accepted as a preferred walk-on at MSU. As a senior, he completed 63 percent of his passes and tallied 2,821 yards, 39 touchdowns and only five interceptions. In the last two seasons, he compiled 6,527 yards and 80 touchdowns. His 82 career TD passes is most in state history, according to the Montana High School Association, although the record books appear incomplete. He set several school records at Glacier. His 485 total yards against Missoula Sentinel in 2013 is a single-game record. In 2013, he accrued 3,909 yards for a single-season record. His 2014 campaign ranks second with 3,036 yards. He’s also the all-time yardage record holder with 7,052 career yards from 2012-2014, surpassing the previous mark of 6,368 held by Shay Smithwick-Hann (2007-2009). He also holds every passing record at the school.

Logan Jones, Glacier, Return Specialist, 5-7, 165 lbs

Accepted as a preferred walk-on at MSU. As a senior, Jones rushed 80 times for 624 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 845 yards and 14 TDs. As a return specialist, he tallied five TDs. He ranks first at Glacier for all-purpose yards in a single game with 308 against Helena Capital on Oct. 17, 2014. He also holds the single season record for yards (2,176 in 2014) and career record (4,735 yards from 2012-2014).

Montana Tech

Source: Montana Tech Sports Information

Sam McCamley, Glacier, Wide receiver, 6-2, 175 lbs

Selected All-Conference as a junior and All-State as a senior. Recorded 82 receptions, 1,357 receiving yards and 17 TDs in two seasons. Third in career receiving yards at Glacier. Has nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track and field. Named Academic State two times.

Ty Morgan, Columbia Falls, Wide receiver, 5-10, 168 lbs

Selected All-State wide receiver as a junior and senior. Selected All-Conference defensive back both years as well. Selected All-Conference return specialist as a senior. Named Co-Conference MVP as a senior. Selected All-Conference in basketball as a sophomore and junior. Named to All-State Tournament Team both years as well. Selected All-State track and field sophomore and junior years. Carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA and is a member of National Honor Society and Leaders of Tomorrow.

Nathan Gray, Hot Springs, 6-1, 185

Selected All-State three times in football. Selected All-Conference in track and field twice. Named Academic All-State five times. Carries a 4.0 cumulative GPA ad is a member of the National Honor Society. Brother of Oredigger defensive back Michael Gray.

Truman Pisk, Glacier, OL/DL, 6-7, 240 lbs

Helped lead Wolfpack to a state championship in 2014 and state runner-up in 2013. Part of an offense that ranked first in scoring offense (50.9 pts) and total offense (419.4 yards) while averaging 6.6 yards per play. Offense scored 61 TDs on the season. Selected first team All-Conference and All-State as a senior. Selected second team All-Conference and honorable mention All-State as a junior.

Tucker Rauthe, Glacier, DB, 6-0, 200 lbs

Helped lead the Wolfpack to a state championship in 2014 and state runner-up in 2013. Part of the top ranked Glacier defense that was ranked second in scoring defense (15.3 pts) and fourth in total defense (285.4 yards). Collected four interceptions as a senior. Selected first team All-Conference and first team All-State as a senior at safety. Selected first team All-Conference and second team All-State as a junior. Named Academic All-State twice while carrying a 3.5 GPA.

Ike Schweikert, Columbia Falls, Linebacker, 6-3, 200 lbs 

Named Wildcats’ defensive MVP junior and senior years. Selected first team All-State linebacker junior and senior years. Named Conference Defensive MVP as a senior. Named Academic All-State six times. All-Conference wrestler as a junior. Member of the National Honor Society.

UM-Western

Source: UM-Western

Devin Cochran, Glacier, Wide receiver, 6-1, 170 lbs 

Cochran competed in football and track during his time at Glacier. He earned Class AA second team all-state wide receiver recognition in his senior year, and helped the Glacier Wolfpack win the 2014 Class AA State Championship. Cochran is the son of Robert Little and Mary Cochran and plans to major in Secondary Education: Physical Education and Health. He was coached by Grady Bennett. Coach Robertson on Cochran, “Devin was a very productive player in Glacier’s high powered offense and brings that winning pedigree to our team.”

Raymond Matt, St. Ignatius, Running back, 5-11, 170 lbs

Matt participated in football, basketball, track, cross country and baseball during his time at St. Ignatius. In his senior year he earned Class B football all-state honors and was selected to the Class B All-Star Game. Matt is the son of Peter and Janelle Matt and is undecided about his major at this time. He was coached by Rich Ferris. Coach Robertson quote, “Raymond brings athleticism and a passion for the game that is infectious.”

Spencer Ross, Columbia Falls, OL/DL, 6-5, 270 lbs

Ross has been an all-state performer in football and wrestling for Columbia Falls. In his senior year, he earned first team Class A all-state honors and was selected to play in the 69th Annual Montana East West Shrine Game. In 2014 he finished third at the state wrestling tournament. Ross is the son of Ron and Kelly Ross and plans to major in Secondary Education: History. He was coached by Jaxon Schweikert. Coach Robertson quote, “Spencer was at our camp this summer where we got to work with him, and know he has what we are looking for in our linemen.”

Easton Johnson, Flathead, Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs

Johnson passed for 1,232 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He also ran for another 614 yards and five TDs.

Cody Eacker, Flathead, Tight End, 6-3, 205 lbs

Eacker had 37 tackles on defense and 3.5 sacks. On offense, he had 16 catches for 114 yards.

“Im very proud that these two young men will be continuing their football careers at the University of Montana Western,” Flathead head coach Kyle Samson said. “I think that they will do a great job of representing Flathead High School at the college level and I look forward to watching them play on Saturdays in the Frontier Conference. I have only known these two for a short period of time since I came to Flathead, but they have had a very positive impact on my life and I was very proud to coach them for their senior year.”

Dickinson State University

Source: Dickinson State University

Cain Boschee, Glacier, Defensive back, 6-2, 170 lbs

He plans to major in Exercise Science. Boschee is the son of Jerry and Michele. Boschee is a First Team All-State (AA) selection, First Team All-Conference (AA) selection, Class AA State Champion (2014), and a Great Falls Tribune Super State All-Star. He had 41 total tackles and seven interceptions his senior year.

“Cain came into his own during his senior year and developed into one of the top cornerbacks in Montana,” Dickinson State Head Football Coach Pete Stanton said. “He is a tremendous athlete with great instincts who also has the capability of playing safety. He has a great upside and future.”

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