Griz football adds brothers to recruiting class

MISSOULA — The University of Montana football program has added two more players to their 2015 roster, and they are twin brothers Jeremy and Justin Calhoun from Long Beach, Calif.  The addition of the Calhoun brothers makes it 21 new players joining UM’s team.

The Grizzlies added players at eight different positions: five wide receivers; four offensive linemen; 3 defensive linemen; three defensive backs (two safeties and one cornerback); two linebackers; two quarterbacks; a running back and one tight end (or h-back).

UM’s “Class of 2015″ has players from six different states, led by California with seven, Montana with six, Washington with four, two are from Oregon, and one player from both Arizona and Idaho.

Bios of the Calhoun brothers:

Jeremy Calhoun, RB, 6-0, 190, Fr.,  HS, Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS): Jeremy was an All-CIF selection and team captain as a senior at Long Beach Poly HS…he earned four letters in football and two in track…he was a two-time all-league pick…his 2013 team went 11-2 and was the Southern Section Region champion…his high school football coaches were Antonio Pierce and Raul Lara…he is interested in business and engineering career-wise…birth date: Dec. 3, 1996…his parents are Jeremy and Kenon Calhoun of Long Beach.

Justin Calhoun, WR, 5-10, 165, Fr., HS, Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS): Justin was an all-conference pick as a junior and senior at Long Beach Poly High School…he was named All-CIF and his team’s “Offensive Player of the Year” following his senior year…also tabbed to the “Dream Team” in 2013 and 2014…2012 team won the CIF title…he lettered in football and track…he will major in business…birth date: Dec. 3, 1996…his parents are Jeremy and Kenon Calhoun of Long Beach.

The Grizzlies begin spring practice on Monday, March 9.  Montana’s spring game will be held in conjunction with Carroll College’s spring game, and will be played in Helena on Saturday, April 11.

— Montana Sports Information