UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head football coach Ryan Nourse has announced the addition of ten more players to the recruiting class of 2012. This latest group of student athletes to sign NAIA/Frontier Conference Letters of Intent include seven from Montana, one from Idaho, one from Utah and one from Wyoming. By Lowell Peterson University of Montana Western head football coach Ryan Nourse has announced the addition of ten more players to the recruiting class of 2012. This latest group of student athletes to sign NAIA/Frontier Conference Letters of Intent include seven from Montana, one from Idaho, one from Utah and one from Wyoming. “We are excited to announce this next group of Bulldogs,” Nourse said. “We have added two conference MVPs from Montana with the additions of Darius Pool (from Drummond) and Sawyer Zimmerman (from Libby) and several more all-state players from the region. With this group we are continuing to add athleticism to the skill positions and tough physical players who can help us build up the interior of our defense.” Here are Coach Nourse’s most recent recruits: Darius Pool of Drummond, Mont.: (RB/DB, 5’9, 170 lbs.) Pool was named the offensive and defensive MVP in the Western Division. He was also an all-state selection with 1,640 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. Pool also had over 150 tackles on defense and is an East-West Shrine Game selection. Sawyer Zimmerman of Libby, Mont.: (DL, 6’0, 235 lbs.) Zimmerman is a two-time all-state selection. His senior season he was selected as the Northwestern Class A Defensive MVP. Zimmerman is also an East-West Shrine Game selection. Jeremy Price of Billings, Mont.: (TE/LB, 6’1, 210 lbs.) Price was an all-state selection on both sides of the ball in his senior season at fullback and linebacker. Price was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game. Phil Nelson of Libby, Mont.: (DB, 5’11, 180 lbs.) Nelson was an all-state selection at safety last season for the Loggers. He was a two-time all-conference selection at defensive back. Sean Royce of Manhattan, Mont.: (RB, 5’8, 180 lbs.) Royce was an all-conference running back as a junior with 14 touchdowns. Royce started off strong his senior season with 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns in his first game, but had his senior year cut short when he broke his leg in the first half of game two. Royce was also a three-time Academic All State selection. Seth Mason of Hamilton, Mont.: (K/P, 6’4, 175 lbs.) Mason was a two-time all-conference player at kicker and punter. Mason was also a three-time academic all-state selection. Mark Nunez of Manhattan, Mont.: (WR, 6’3, 200 lbs.) Nunez is a talented multi-sport athlete. He was an all-conference selection at wide receiver his senior season. Beau Brekke of Salmon, Idaho: (WR/DB, 5’10, 170 lbs.) Brekke was an all-state selection on both sides of the ball his senior season. Brekke was also voted his team’s most valuable player. Caleb Strohmenger of Jackson Hole, Wyo.: (QB/ATH, 5’11, 185 lbs.) Strohmenger was an all-state selection at quarterback as well as a two-time all-conference selection. Matt Crispo of Salt Lake City, Utah: (DL, 6’1, 275 lbs.) Crispo is a two-time all-state selection at defensive line. Crispo is also an all-state player in lacrosse.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.