Since his junior year, Ennis, Mont. wide receiver Connor Sullivan was recruited by colleges all over the country, both FBS and FCS, to play football. On Feb. 5, Sullivan signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Montana State, turning down all other offers and making his commitment official. Twenty-two other future Bobcats signed their letters on Wednesday as well, adding to a strong 2014 recruiting class for the Bobcats.
“It’s a large, talented, deep, athletic, highly skilled class of guys with good character that we are signing on this year for Bobcat football,” Coach Rob Ash said on National Signing Day, a bitter cold day in Bozeman. As part of the proceedings, Ash named and said a few words about each of the new players to emphasize the things each player will bring to the 2014 roster.
When asked if he had addressed the needs of the team with these recruits, Ash said, “Absolutely. I really feel good about the class, and we have filled every position we needed with at least one quality player.” The players come from a multitude of states, as far south as Texas and as far east as Massachusetts. The list of newcomers consists of mainly freshmen, with three transfers. Wawa Leota is a transfer from Bedford, Tex, who signed to play with his cousin Toti Moeakiola, an incoming freshman from Euless, Tex. Moeakiola is brother to current Bobcat linebacker Na’a Moeakiola. With an essence of family already incorporated into the team, this new array of players sets up the Bobcats for a stellar season.
For the complete list of recruits and Coach Ash’s thoughts, go to msubobcats.com.