UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western Bulldogs head football coach Ryan Nourse announced the signing of 12 additional student-athletes to Frontier Conference/NAIA Letters of Intent. By Lowell Peterson University of Montana Western Bulldogs head football coach Ryan Nourse announced the signing of 12 additional student-athletes to Frontier Conference/NAIA Letters of Intent. The group includes seven student-athletes from Montana, four from Idaho and one from Nevada. Added to previous signings, the Bulldogs have now 22 new players on their 2012 football roster. “We’ve worked really hard finding excellent student-athletes who will advance our football program and excel at our university,” Nourse said. “I feel really good about this year’s class so far. We have upgraded our team’s athleticism at the skill positions, as well as the team overall, particularly with this most recent group.” Here are Coach Nourse's most recent recruits: Connor Lamping: WR, 6’0, 170, Capital High, Helena, Mont.: Lamping was named an all-state selection at wide receiver. He will be joining his brother Casey in the receiving core at Montana Western. Tim Mundaniohl: DB, 6’0, 170, Jefferson High, Boulder, Mont.: Mundaniohl was an Academic All-State selection as a junior and senior. In his senior season he was an all-conference selection on both sides of the ball. He has been selected to play in the Class B All-Star game and is an alternate for the East-West Shrine game. Scott Mundaniohl: WR, 6’0, 170, Jefferson High, Boulder, Mont.: Mundaniohl was a two-time Academic All-State selection. He was also an all-state football player and an all-conference performer on both sides of the ball. After his senior year he was the all-time leading receiver at Jefferson High. Scott is a Class B All-Star game selection as well as an alternate for the East-West Shrine game. Dylan Kramer: RB, 5’9, 175, Laurel, Mont.: Kramer was the starting quarterback for the Laurel Locomotive team that made it to the state quarterfinals this season. He was also an all-state selection as a quarterback for his senior season. Kramer has also been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game and the Badlands Bowl featuring players from Montana and the Dakotas. Josh Lords: WR, 5’10, 170, Stevensville, Mont.: Lords was an all-state performer at wide receiver this past season. He has also been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game. Tyler Murray: WR, 6’1, 175, Hamilton, Mont.: Murray is another all-state wide out the Bulldogs have picked up. Murray was also an all-conference performer at three different positions his senior year as well as an East-West Shrine Game alternate selection. Dylan Kautz: TE, 6’1, 235, Helena, Mont.: Kautz was an all-state selection after his senior season at tight end. He was also an all-conference selection his junior and senior years. Kenney Bradley: QB, 6’3, 210 Fernley, Nev.: Bradley was named the Nevada 3A Offensive Player of the Year after a stellar senior season. He was also a first team all-state quarterback and accounted for 29 touchdowns his senior year. Kasey Jensen: DL: 6’0, 260, Eagle High, Boise, Idaho: Jensen was a 5A 1st team all-state selection at defensive line this past season. He played both defensive end and defensive tackle for Eagle High last season. Ryan Rigney: LB: 6’1, 205, Lewiston, Idaho: Rigney was an all-conference performer on both sides of the ball as a senior. He was also named his conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and All North Idaho on defense. Lewey Wilburn: DL, 6’1, 230, Wallace, Idaho: Wilburn is a first team all-state offensive and defensive lineman. He was also the North Star Conference MVP. Casey McKinnon: LB, 6’1, 220, Wallace, Idaho: McKinnon is another excellent linebacker prospect for the Bulldogs. He was an all-state selection at linebacker this past season and a four-year starter at quarterback/linebacker for his team.
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