University of Montana Western head football coach B.J. Robertson has announced the signing of two student athletes to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent to attend and play football for the Bulldogs. The signees are Helena, Mont., senior Jake Isbell and Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho senior Jared Turner.
Isbell is a 5’ 7” 185 pound linebacker/running back from Capital High School. He had 75 total tackles his senior season. He had 15 assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, and three interceptions. Beyond the football field Jake also competed in track all four years and spent two years on competing in power lifting for the Capital High School Bruins.
“Because of Jake’s Helena Capital background you know he is bringing a toughness, a passion, and a commitment to the game of football,” said Coach Robertson. “We are happy he has made the choice to come to Montana Western.”
Jake plans to study business while attending class at Montana Western. He is the son of Jason and Bree Isbell.
Turner is a 6’ 5” 201 pound wide receiver from Lake City High School in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He had 20 receptions for 269 and four touchdowns his senior season. He averaged almost 4.5 yards after contact per reception. He was selected as an honorable mention all-league performer as well as voted most improved by his teammates. He has also been a member of the varsity basketball team for two years.
“Jared comes from a solid program at Lake City and has been coached by a veteran in coaching football, Van Troxel. Saying we are excited to have Jared sign would be an understatement,” said Coach Robertson. “His size and ability as a wide receiver can create a lot of match-up problems which means great opportunities for him. He is young for his class so the sky is the limit. We appreciate our alums helping us get in contact with Jared who will be a second generation Bulldog.”
He plans to study wildlife biology while attending Montana Western. He is the son of Scott and Cheryl Turner.
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