SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU announces 35 on Signing Day

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced Wednesday the signing of 31 high school and four transfer student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU. Wednesday’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent.

Wednesday’s list of signees includes student-athletes from six different states including Minnesota (16), Wisconsin (8), California (5), Illinois (3), Iowa (2) and South Dakota (1).

The list of signees includes seven wide receivers, six offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, five linebackers, five defensive backs, three running back, two athletes, one tight end and one quarterback.

“The 2018 SMSU football recruiting class is one that will have an opportunity to make a large impact for years to come,” Sauter said. “These 35 student-athletes are excited about the grind and challenge of college football. Discipline, attitude, work ethic, and commitment are some of the traits that these young men bring to our program. They are hungry to join their fellow teammates and push to become one of the top teams in our competitive conference. I certainly would like to thank our staff for their huge role in assembling this special group of young men. We are very eager to get these student-athletes on campus and make a huge impact at our university and community.”

Southwest Minnesota State is an NCAA Division II school located in Marshall and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. SMSU concluded the 2017 season with a record of 2-9.

SMSU is scheduled to begin spring practice on March 21 and will open the 2018 season tentatively on either Thursday, Aug. 30, or Saturday, Sept. 1, at Minnesota State University.

2018 SMSU National Letter of Intent Signees

Cole Adamson, OL, 6-3, 288, St. Paul, Minn. (Tartan HS/Mesabi Range College)

Myles Anderson, DB, 5-10, 170, Milwaukee, Wis. (Golda Meir School)

Richard Ayers, DL, 6-1, 255, Sacramento, Calif. (Laguna Creek HS / Butte College)

Michael Bailey, DB, 6-2, 195, Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Park Center HS)

Cade Bianchi, WR, 5-6, 160, Rock Falls, Ill. (Newman Central Catholic HS)

Dorrell Bratton, DB, 5-11, 195, St. Paul, Minn. (St. Croix Lutheran HS)

Onte Burns, DB, 5-11, 185, Plymouth, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper HS)

Jaylen Carter, RB, 5-11, 205, Germantown, Wis. (Germantown HS)

Tony Cokley, DL, 6-3, 240, St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul Highland Park HS)

Jalen Coleman, WR, 6-2, 177, Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community HS)

Arthur Cox, RB/Return, 5-6, 160, Dixon, Ill. (Dixon HS)

Devin Cunningham, OL, 6-4, 300, Milwaukee, Wis. (St. Thomas More HS)

Jalen Cross, DL, 6-1, 283, Milwaukee, Wis. (Greenfield HS)

Tanner Epple, Athlete, 5-11, 190, Grimes, Iowa (Dallas Center-Grimes HS)

Adam Fiebing, TE, 6-4, 230, Sandstone, Minn. (East Central HS)

Landon Freeman, WR, 5-10, 170, Sioux Falls, S.D. (Tri-Valley HS)

Devontae Hatcher, OL, 6-3, 290, Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater HS)

Parker Haveles, WR, 6-2, 165, Chino Hills, Calif. (Glendora HS)

Jake Hawkins, LB, 6-3, 215, Waconia, Minn. (Waconia HS)

Nathan Hill, LB, 5-10, 205, Plymouth, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper HS)

Cam Irvin, DL, 6-1, 265, North Branch, Minn. (North Branch HS)

Isaac Joseph, QB, 6-2, 192, Carson, Calif. (Valley Christian HS)

Joey Kammeyer, OL 6-2, 265, West St. Paul, Minn. (Henry Sibly HS)

Calvin Knapp, LB/DL, 6-4, 230, Jackson, Wis. (Germantown HS)

Elijah Loscheider, Athlete, 5-8, 193, St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul Harding HS)

Codie Meinen, RB, 5-9, 200, Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chippewa Falls HS)

Chance Nelson, WR, 5-11, 175, Corning, Calif. (Corning HS / College of the Siskiyous)

Dominique Nelson, OL, 6-1, 300, Los Angeles, Calif. (Polytechnic HS / East Los Angeles College)

Logan Nicholson, WR, 6-2, 185, Haverhill, Iowa (East Marshall HS)

Evan Oetter, LB, 6-2, 190, Chaska, Minn. (Chaska HS)

Dustin Pampel, LB, 6-1, 215, Johnson Creek, Wis. (Lakeside Lutheran HS)

Stone Thompson, DB, 5-10, 165, Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS)

Dom Villa, OL, 6-2, 275, Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS)

Reed Wischnack, DL/LB, 6-3, 205, Norwood Young America, Minn. (Central HS)

Charles Wylie, WR, 6-0, 185, Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Brooklyn Center HS)

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