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Treasure State transfers highlight Montana Western football’s signing day

Karl Tucker II, Latrell McCutcheon join Bulldogs
Posted: 2:16 PM, Feb 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-06 17:03:14-05
Ryan Nourse
Karl Tucker Isaiah Ifanse

DILLON -- Karl Tucker II and Latrell McCutcheon highlight Montana Western head football coach Ryan Nourse’s 2020 signing class.

Tucker, a former Great Falls CMR standout, comes to Dillon from Montana State University in Bozeman. Tucker spent time as a wide receiver and running back with the Bobcats, appearing in 15 games, 13 during the 2018 season. He carried the ball seven times for 20 yards and added six career receptions for 27 yards at MSU.

During his high school career, Tucker was an all-state basketball and football performer for the Rustlers.

McCutcheon is another former Class AA contributor, graduating from Bozeman High in 2018. The former Hawk three-sport athlete signed with Minot State, playing for the Beavers immediately during his freshman campaign. Over the past two seasons, McCutcheon appeared in 19 games and tallied 49 tackles, three for loss, with 10 passes defended.

Nourse adds another transfer in University of Nevada running back/receiver Reese Neville, who appeared in three games for the Wolf Pack but added no stats.

Aside from Tucker and McCutcheon, 10 other Montana athletes will join the Bulldogs, including Belgrade teammates Zayne Konkol and John Mears. Kalispell Flathead 100-meter dash champion Chance Sheldon-Allen is also among the home-state athletes that will compete for Western next season.

The Bulldogs also kept their longstanding Hawaiian pipeline open, adding a trio of Island-born athletes to the program.

Nourse and the Bulldogs' 2020 signing class can be found below.

Montana Western football 2020 signing class

Karl Tucker II, RB-WR, Great Falls CMR High School (Montana State), Great Falls, MT
Latrell McCutcheon, DB, Bozeman High School (Minot State), Bozeman, MT
Reese Neville, RB-WR, Yerington High School (Nevada-Reno), Yerington, NV
Cory Chaney, TE, Lincoln County High School, Eureka, MT
Kaden Bankhead, DL, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, UT
Nick Sosa, LB, AC Davis High School, Yakima, WA
Zayne Konkol, DL, Belgrade High School, Belgrade, MT
Keith Kippenhan, OL, Powell County High School, Deer Lodge, MT
Jace Mann, WR, Nampa Hih School, Nampa, ID
Craig Young, QB, Blackfoot High School, Blackfoot, ID
Jaxson Yanzick, RB-WR, Jefferson High School, Boulder, MT
Colton Van Dijk, LB, Central Kitsap High School, Belfair, WA
Riley Thurber, DB, Sugar-Salem High School, Rexburg, ID
Caden Thomas, LB, Mountain View High School, Boise, ID
Skye Gallaway, RB, Mullan High School, Mullan ID
Paul Skirko, TE, Colville High School, Colville, WA
Chance Sheldon-Allen, DB, Kalispell Flathead High School, Kalispell, MT
Luke Nichols, OL, Newport High School, Newport, WA
John Mears, K, Belgrade High School, Belgrade, MT
Carson McGinness, ATH, Centerville High School, Eden, MT
Jacob Kirkwood, WR, Newport High School, Newport, WA
Luke Kaniho, DL, Kamehameha High School, Kamuela, HI
Matt Jorgensen, RB, Deer Park High School, Deer Park, WA
Ben Howerton, LB, Horseshoe Bend High School, Horseshoe Bend, ID
Kyle Hotvedt, DB, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, MT
Mason Dionne, LB, Havre High School, Havre, MT
Brayden Cromwell, OL, Scobey High School, Scobey, MT
Reece Connolly, DB, Billings Senior High School, Billings, MT
Marcus Lombard, OL, Kahuku High School, Kahuku, HI
Kenai Liua, DL, Kahuku High School, Hau'ula, HI