Montana Tech head football coach Chuck Morrell announced the signing of two out of state commitments today. Both recruits had highly regarded prep careers and will have an impact at Montana Tech.
Signing with the Orediggers are Dion Williams Jr. of the Sacramento area and Andrew Graham of Cheney, Wash.
William played wide receiver and defensive back for Vanden High School in Vacaville, California. Williams put up impressive numbers for the Vikings which resulted in some great awards.
“Dion is an outstanding young man of high character,” Morrell said. “We felt like it was a great pickup for us here at the end of our 2014 recruiting season. He had an unreal senior campaign and will have a very quick impact on our program.”
The 6-foot-1 Williams grabbed 87 receptions while hauling in 24 touchdowns as a senior for Vanden, both single season records. He also racked up 1,261 receiving yards en route to being selected player of the year for four separate awards.
Williams was named Solano County Athletic Conference (SCAC) Offensive Player of the Year, All-City Offensive Player of the Year and was the All-region Co-Offensive Player of the Year. The Daily Republic, the Vacaville local newspaper, named him the Male Athlete of the Year. He was also selected first team All-Conference, All-City and was first team All-State.
MaxPreps named him second team All-Section while William earned two MaxPrep Player of the Week awards in September and October of 2013.
On defense, Williams was selected All-City and was named All-Region by the Daily Republic.
Williams, the son of Mamie and Dion Williams Sr., play wide receiver for the Orediggers. He plans on pursuing a degree in business.
Graham is a 5-9, 175-pound all-around athlete who played prep for Cheney High School. He will play quarterback for the Orediggers.
“Andrew brings a great vibe to Tech,” Morrell said. “He really elevated his game from his junior to senior season.”
Graham was selected second team All-League for the Great Northern League (GNL) in Washington as a junior. Last fall, he was an honorable mention for the GNL and was named All-State. Graham also letters in baseball and basketball.
Graham, the son of John and Becky Graham, has a 3.4GPA and plans on majoring in applied health.
— Montana Tech