The Black Hills State University football team signed 19 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.

 "I've very proud of the quality of student-athletes that are staff has assembled in this year's recruiting class," head coach John Reiners said. "It was a year where we did not need to bring in a lot of guys and we could focus on specific needs. We feel like we met those needs in a huge way."

Along with the 19 signees, the Yellow Jackets added three additional commitments from walk-on student-athletes for BHSU. With a total of 22 overall additions, the Black Hills State coaching staff reached into seven states including 13 commitments from the main recruitment areas of Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. In all, Colorado leads all states with seven commitments, while Wyoming has four. California and Nebraska each have three, while Arizona and South Dakota each have two commitments, and North Dakota has one.

 2018 Signees 

Josh Ahanonu, 6-2, 175, WR, West Oakland, Calif. 

Nikolas Arnold, 6-2, 280, DL, Florence, Ariz. 

Ben Bates, 6-0, 190, LB, Lovell, Wyo. 

Ty Bolton, 5-10, 190, CB, Winner

Xavier Bonham, 5-10, 165, S, Greeley, Colo. 

Korby Campbell, 6-2, 195, LB , Gordon, Neb. 

Nick Clancy, 6- , 198, LB, Castle Rock, Colo. 

Colton Cogdill, 6-0, 195, CB, New Underwood

Chance Eben, 6-4 , 195, QB  Greeley, Colo. 

Jarod Fixmer, 6-4, 24 , OL, Longmont, Colo. 

Richard Harris, 6-5, 307, OT, Glenrock, Wyo. 

Tyler Keys, 5-11, 175, WR  Frederick, Colo. 

Quay McCleney, 6-3, 320, OL, Fort Collins, Colo.

Mitch McKibbin, 5-10, 140, WR, Bayard, Neb. 

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Troy Mittelsedter, 6-3, 275, OL, Broomfield, Colo. 

Jacob Nielsen, 6-4, 240, TE, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Riley Reisig, 6-3, 230, OL, Mitchell, Neb. 

Nolan Susel, 5-10, 185, RB, Florence, Ariz.

Morgan Tigner, 6-1, 225, DE, Worland, Wyo. 

Devyn Vance, 6-3, 225, DE, Bismarck, N.D. 

Jake Wamboldt, 6-2, 280, DL, Torrington, Wyo. 

Hasaan Williams, 5-10, 160, WR, Brentwood, Calif. 

Editor's note: A more in-depth look at the Black Hills State University recruiting class will be published later this week in the Journal.

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