Montana Tech head football coach Chuck Morrell announced today the signing of Chase Barta and Quade McQueary to NAIA National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season
“Signing Chase and Quade this early shows the great strides we are making here at Tech,” Morrell said. “They are very talented players who are key components to what we are building at Montana Tech on and off the field.”
Barta, a 6-foot-1, 270 pound offensive/defensive lineman is entering his senior season at Manhattan High School. In 2014, Barta was named Class B All-State as well as first team All-Conference on offense and defense. Barta tallied 45 tackles (25 solo, 20 assisted) and four sacks to lead the Tigers.
“Chase has had a successful high school career already and I expect big things from him at the next level,” Morrell said.
Barta, the son of Daniel and Stacey Barta, currently holds a 3.9 GPA and was selected Academic All-State three times. He is also involved in National Honor Society.
McQueary is a product out of Deer Lodge who stars on both ends of the ball at Powell County High School at wide receiver and defensive back. In 2014, the 5-10, 160-pound McQueary was named Class B All-State and first team All-Conference at both positions after leading the Wardens to the postseason. McQueary is the brother of Tech quarterback Quinn McQueary.
Also a threat on the court, McQueary was selected All-Conference in basketball last year.
McQueary, the son of Dale and Chris McQueary, has a 4.0 GPA and is also a member of the National Honor Society. He plans on majoring in applied health next fall.
The Orediggers kickoff the 2015 season at Montana State-Northern on Saturday Sept. 5. Tech opens up its home slate against rival Carroll on Sept. 12.
— Montana Tech Sports Information