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SMSU FOOTBALL: Signed and sealed

SMSU adds 38 student-athletes to its program on Day One of signing day

Independent file photo Members of the SMSU football team take the field before their Oct. 20, 2018 game against Northern State University. The Mustangs announced Wednesday the addition of 38 student-athletes to their program as part of National Signing Day.

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few days to bring SMSU’s total to more than 40.

Wednesday’s list of signees includes high school and transfer student-athletes from 15 different states including Minnesota (11), California (4), Iowa (3), Nebraska (3), Washington (3), South Dakota (2), Arizona (2), Wisconsin (2), Michigan (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Florida (1), Nevada (1) and Oregon (1). Several of the signees have already enrolled at SMSU for spring semester.

“Today is a special day for Mustang Football! I’m thrilled to announce 38 student-athletes have decided to continue their education and playing careers at Southwest Minnesota State University,” Sauter said. “We have assembled a great group of young men who are hungry to compete and make our program better on and off the field. We are very excited about what these young men bring to our team and are looking forward to developing them for years to come. I would also like to take this time to thank our staff for their tremendous recruiting efforts over the last several months.”

SMSU is scheduled to begin spring practice on April 1 and will open the 2019 season tentatively on either Thursday, Sept. 5, or Saturday, Sept. 7, hosting Minnesota State University.

2019 SMSU National Letter of Intent Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School Previous School

Bryce Andrews DL 6-3 245 Fr. Bellingham, Wash. Sehome

Gary Barnes DL 6-3 240 Fr. Madison, Wis. Madison La Follette

Jack Beardmore RB 5-10 175 Fr. Caledonia, Minn. Caledonia

Chase Becker LB 6-1 210 Fr. Antioch, Ill. Antioch Community

Adien Belt QB/ATH 6-5 200 Fr. Sioux City, Iowa Sioux City West

Reid Bot OL 6-3 260 Fr. Minneota, Minn. Lakeview

Ako Butler Jr. RB/DB 5-10 170 Fr. Jordan, Minn. Jordan

Nate Collins DL 6-0 260 Fr. Des Moines, Iowa Dowling Catholic

Bruin French OL 6-4 325 Fr. Midland, Mich. Clare

Diego Fuimaono TE 6-3 260 Fr. Independence, Ore. South Salem

Cole Galeazzi DL 6-3 240 Fr. Kingsford, Mich. Kingsford

Brad Gould OL 6-6 265 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. Bishop Gorman

Paul Herrara QB 6-1 205 Jr. Los Angeles, Calif. Huntington Park East L.A. College

Walter Holbrook OL/DL 5-11 300 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. Robbinsdale Cooper

Levi Hooper OL 6-6 320 Fr. Trenton, Fla. Trenton

Jabari Hughes WR 5-10 170 Fr. Inglewood, Calif. Warren

Wyatt Kramer OL/DL 6-0 280 Fr. Southridge, Ind. Southridge

Trey Johnson WR 5-9 170 Jr. Apple Valley, Minn. Eastview Rochester Comm. & Tech. College

Zyairr Johnson-Landoll OL/DL 6-0 240 Fr. Sturgis, S.D. Sturgis Brown

Jace Mack OL 6-4 240 Fr. Mayer, Minn. Waconia

Aidan Mallory DB 5-11 185 Fr. Vancouver, Wash. Hockinson

Arath Martinez QB 5-10 225 Fr. Rochester, Minn. Rochester Century

Alex Maxwell OL 6-2 280 Fr. Lynnwood, Wash. Meadowdale

Thomas Mergen LB 5-11 215 Fr. Zumbro Falls, Minn. Rochester Century

Steven Nava QB 6-1 200 Jr. Rosemead, Calif. Rosemead Mt. San Antonio College

Andrew Pelishek RB/LB 5-10 185 Fr. De Pere, Wis. Wrightstown

Robert Pentecost OL 6-1 260 Fr. La Vista, Neb. Papillion La Vista

Anthony Provinzino WR/ATH 6-0 220 Fr. Duluth, Minn. Duluth East

Zeke Robinson WR 5-9 160 So. Vermillion, S.D. Elk Point-Jefferson University of South Dakota

Efrain Segoviano OL 6-2 310 Jr. Tucson, Ariz. Tucson Scottsdale Community College

Arvionte Sheffield RB 5-11 180 Fr Hawthorne, Calif. Warren

Jake Smith DL 6-5 265 Fr. Mesa, Ariz. Desert Ridge

Kobi Smith-Parrott OL 6-3 345 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln Seton Hill University

Nathan Stearns WR/P 6-5 180 Fr. Olathe, Kan. Olathe South

Seth Totten OL 6-2 290 Fr. Lyons, Neb. Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Derec Weyer OL 6-6 290 Fr. Harlan, Iowa Harlan Community

Cedric Williams OL 6-1 300 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. Robbinsdale Cooper

Brandon Yira OL 6-2 290 Fr. Hutchinson, Minn. Hutchinson

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