Two local athletes among Dixie's incoming class

Feb 14 2011 - 11:26pm

ST. GEORGE -- Dixie State College welcomed 19 new football players on Signing Day 2011. Coach Scott Brumfield and his staff released the list, which includes a pair of Top of Utah athletes.

The group is led by Davis High receiver/safety Daniel Moffett, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder; Northridge High defensive back/running back Brock Johnson, a 5-10, 175-pounder. Both signed out of the tough Region 1.

The others: DB Brandon Brown, a 6-0, 190-pounder from Kanab High and Snow College; DB Danny Payne, a 5-11, 180-pounder from Cottonwood High and Snow College; and DB Cache Morgan, a 6-foot, 195-pounder from West Jordan High who tranferred from Utah State.

Also, RB/DB Chris Jackson, 6-1, 185, Clark High School (Las Vegas); QB Stefan Cantwell, 6-0, 210, Bingham High; LB Wil Bangerter, 6-1, 200 Pineview High; DL Fihi Kaufusi, 6-3, 245, Highland High; DE AJ Puaga, 6-6, 230, Westlake High; DB Colby Earl, 6-1, 185, Highland High; DE Taylor Fox, 6-2, 240, Desert Hills High; DB/RB Brady Loveless, 5-11, 180, Payson High; DB Josh Stephan, 6-1, 185, Lone Peak High; OL Ono Tafisi, 6-3, 320, Highland High; DB Galeai Malufau, 5-10, 175, Kahuku High (Hawaii); OL CJ Dever, 6-4, 260, Timpview High; WR Elliot Knox, 6-1, 170, Snow Canyon; and DL Ryan Manguso, 6-2, 260, Snow Canyon.

* UTAH STATE SOFTBALL INKS SIX FOR 2012 SEASON: Utah State softball coach Carissa Millsap-Kalaba has announced that six players have signed to compete for the Aggies in the 2012 season.

Joining the Aggies next fall will be freshmen Nicole Arata, Hailey Froton, Amburlyn Orozco, Mariah Peterson, Taylor Serda and Bailee Tyteca.

Tyteca is a utility player from Viewmont High and is the third Tyteca to play softball at Utah State. Shasta is currently a senior utility player, while Shelbi is a sophomore pitcher. She was a two-year letterwinner at Viewmont High School and was coached by Brad Jones.

Serda is an infielder from Wasco, Calif.; Arata is an infielder from Ewa Beach, Hawaii; Froton is an outfielder from Temecula, Calif.; Orozco is an outfielder from Kingsburg, Calif.; and Peterson is a pitcher/infielder from Monument, Colo.

* MONTANA TECH SIGNS BURRIELL: Montana Tech football coach Chuck Morrell has announced the signing of seven high school recruits, including Syracuse offensive lineman Rush Burriel.

Burriel is a 6-foot-7, 295-pounder with the Titans.

* MONTANA'S BOY HEADED TO MONTANA: Nate Montana is going from Notre Dame to the University of Montana.

Grizzlies athletic director Jim O'Day confirmed Monday night in an e-mail that Montana had been admitted to the school in Missoula.

Montana, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Fighting Irish great Joe Montana, played in three games for the Fighting Irish as a junior last season. He was 9 for 18 for 116 yards with an interception.

It became apparent he was destined to be buried on the depth chart at Notre Dame.

Because Montana is transferring from an FBS school to an FCS school, he's eligible to play immediately.

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