DICKINSON, N.D. -- Thirteen Montanans are included in the first round of 2021 signings announced by Dickinson State football coach Pete Stanton.
Stanton, a Baker native in his seventh season leading the Blue Hawks, announced the signings on Monday.
"We are very excited to have these outstanding players and students join our program," Stanton said in a media release. "A lot of credit goes to our coaching staff for their outstanding work identifying a large number of players from our region and beyond and working tirelessly in the process to develop relationships. We signed a lot of tremendous players who play for so many great programs. They come to us very well-coached."
The Montana signings include representatives from all five high school football classifications in the state, ranging from Colt Miller of 6-Man state champion Froid-Medicine Lake to Brooks Talbot of Bozeman High.
The 13 Montana signings are below. The rest of Dickinson State's signings can be viewed here.
Brooks Talbot, LB, Bozeman; Jesse Chapweske, OL, Miles City; Carson Hunter, QB, Miles City; Colt Miller, TE, Froid-Medicine Lake; Loden Idler, WR, Glasgow; Carter Lake, LB, Hamilton; Carson Lunak, OL, Havre; Hunter Dare, LB, Huntley Project; Wyatt Anderson, LB, Joliet; Jayce Tande, WR, Scobey; Mason Faulk, DB, Shepherd; Jackson Willems, LB, Billings Skyview; Colten Miske, TE, Wibaux.
"In addition, many of these players are top-level students," said Stanton. "We plan to add more players to our 2021 class in the few weeks ahead, including other outstanding local and regional players."
Dickinson State completed the fall season with a 9-0 record, winning the North Star Athletic Association conference championship for the sixth consecutive year. The NAIA national playoffs are scheduled to begin on April 17.