BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats are getting a big boost to their linebacker corps from a big school.
Dante Sparaco, an outside linebacker from University of Colorado, is leaving Boulder to transfer to Montana State. In his true freshman year, Sparaco played in seven games before being sidelined due to a broken hand. He recorded four tackles in that span.
Entering this fall, Sparaco was poised to compete for a starting spot in the Buffaloes’ defense.
Sparaco had a decorated high school career, playing at three different schools. But his senior year he finished at IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida. During his senior season, the Englewood, Colorado native helped lead his team to a 12-0 record and a No. 2 national ranking by USA Today. In his college recruiting, Sparaco was offered by five Ivy League schools. He also drew interest early on from schools like Florida, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Texas, and Oregon, but didn’t receive offers from those programs.
The rising sophomore has strong ties to the Bozeman, his father Dino played linebacker at Montana State in 1990.