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University of Montana Western football announces four signees

The University of Montana Western head football coach, B.J. Robertson, has announced the signing of four additional student-athletes to the class of 2014. The signings include two student athletes from Montana as well two from Washington.

The newest Bulldogs who are staying in state to play college football are Belgrade senior Jakobee Cotton and Tarasik Krisanov from Libby. UMW will be welcoming two new student-athletes from Wash. They are Noah Ziemann from Cheney and Zachary Janis from Yakima.  

Cotton is a 6’ 1” 200 pound middle linebacker from Belgrade High School. His senior year he averaged five tackles a game and earned a National Athletics Award. He plans to study Business while attending classes at Montana Western. He is the son of Lane and Erica Cotton.

Krisanov is a 6’ 5” 230 pound defensive end from Libby High School. He earned honorable mention honors following his senior year as both a defensive end and offensive guard. Following his junior year he earned honorable mention honors as a defensive tackle. He plans to study business administration while attending classes at Montana Western. He is the son of Jim and Irina Smith.

Ziemann is a 6’ 0” 235 pound defensive end from Cheney High School. He had six sacks, 57 tackles, and one interception as a senior. Noah earned honorable mention honors his senior year as a center on the offensive line, second team honors as a defensive lineman, and all-state game recommendation. He was voted a team captain and the defensive MVP his senior season as well. He has been an honor roll student and plans to study Health and Human Performance while attending Montana Western. He is the son of Scott and Melinda Ziemann.

Janis is a 5” 10” 168 pound wide receiver from East Valley High School. As a senior he grabbed 89 receptions for 980 yards. His play earned him all-state wide receiver and defensive back, as well as first team all-conference on both sides of the ball. His junior year he racked up 900 yards on 63 receptions. He earned all-state honors as a defensive back following his junior year. He plans to study business while attending classes at Montana Western. He is the son of Craig and Kristie Janis.