UMW News BureauFour student athletes from Idaho and Washington have signed NAIA letters of intent to play football for Montana Western next season. By Wally Feldt Ryan Jorgensen, a 6-foot, 183-pound safety from Loon Lake, Wash. has signed a NAIA letter of intent to play football at the University of Montana Western. Jorgensen will graduate from Deer Park High School this spring with a 3.0 grade point average. He plans to major in history education at Montana Western. In high school, Jorgensen made 98 tackles, 17 touchdown passes and five interceptions. As a junior, Jorgensen was named first team all league safety and was team captain junior and senior year. “Ryan is as hard working as any recruit we have ever signed. He will be the first to show up for drills and the last to hit the locker room,” Montana Western head football coach Rich Ferris said, “He is a true team player.” Jorgensen is the son of Matt and Shannon Jorgensen and the brother of Jason, Tysen and Matt. Jeff Logan, a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound quarterback from Graham, Wash. has signed a NAIA letter of intent to play football at the University of Montana Western. Logan will graduate from Graham-Kapowsin this spring with a grade point average of 3.5 and plans to major in education at Montana Western. In high school, Logan participated in baseball and basketball in addition to football. He earned varsity letters in three years of football, three years of baseball and two years of basketball. Logan was also honored as the Graham-Kapowsin male athlete of the year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Logan attempted 168 passes, completed 91 passes, made 1487 passing yards, 14 touchdown passes, 21 rushing attempts, 98 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns his senior year of high school. “Throughout the recruiting process, I have found Jeff to be not only a great football player but a great person as well,” Montana Western head football coach Rich Ferris said, “I feel very comfortable having Jeff lead our team in the future.” Logan is the son of Scott and Stacey Logan, and the brother of Greg, Brooke and Lauren. Tanner Kade Stimpson is a 5-foot-11-inch, 210-pound defensive-end and nose-tackle from Nampa, Idaho. Stimpson will graduate from Skyview High School this spring with a grade point average of 3.5. He plans to major in education at Montana Western. At Skyview High School, Stimpson earned second team all-conference honors and was the 2009 national champion of high school power lifting. In his senior year, Stimpson made 36 tackles and seven quarterback sacks. During his high school career he made 69 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. “Tanner can motor on the field,” head Montana Western football coach Rich Ferris said, “He is a big weight-room guy. He will be a perfect fit into our defense.” Stimpson is the son of Stanley and Lisa Stimpson, and is the brother of Brady, Brennen, Emily and Hadyn. Dustin G. Eason is a 5-foot-10-inch, 185-pound slot-receiver and linebacker from Nampa, Idaho. Eason will graduate from Nampa High School this spring but is undecided in his major at Montana Western. In addition to participating in baseball in high school, Eason’s football career saw him make 200 tackles, 10 interceptions, 30 return yards and 20 quarterback sacks. During his senior year he made 50 tackles, 21 receptions, 150 reception yards, one rushing touchdown and three sacks. As a linebacker, Eason earned second team all conference honors and was invited to the East vs. West all star game. “Dustin has football intelligence, he plays with his head and heart and will be a wonderful addition to our linebacker corps. I have a feeling that Dustin will earn himself a special teams position early in his collegiate career,” Ferris said. Eason is the son of Darin and Debbie Eason, and the brother of Brittney and Cyndie.
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