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Carroll Football adds Plentywood, Choteau and Great Falls Standouts

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Carroll College has announced the signing of four high school athletes who have committed to play football this upcoming fall: Brady Casselman (Anderson, Calif.), Cody Lindstrand (Great Falls, Mont.), Jackson Marsh (Plentywood, Mont.) and Jake French (Choteau, Mont.).

Brady Casselman - 5 ft. 10 in. 195 lb. running back from West Valley High School in Anderson, Calif. Casselman is the second leading career rusher in the school's history with 2,930 yards. He is also the second all-time scorer in the school's history with 46 touchdowns. In his career, he averaged 7.7 yards per carry. Brady was a three-year starter and a two-year captain of his football team. Casselman was named to the All-League team all three years and as a junior and senior was named to the All-Section team in California. He was also selected for the Northern Section All-Star game this year. Brady also started at outside linebacker. He is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 3.96 GPA.

Cody Lindstrand - 6 ft. 4 in. 225 lb. defensive end from Great Fall High School in Great Falls, MT. He is a two-year letter winner and starter for the Bison. As a senior he won the team Blue Collar Award for his work ethic.

Jackson Marsh - 6 ft. 3 in 205 lb. wide receiver and linebacker from Plentywood, MT. Marsh lettered for three years in basketball and four years in football. He was also selected team captain in both sports. In basketball, Marsh was named 1st Team All-Conference in his sophomore and junior seasons; he was also named to the All-Star team in his junior year. In football, Jackson was named 1st Team All-Conference in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was also 2nd team All-State in 2012 and 2013. Marsh was selected to play in the East/West Shrine Game this year. He has been Academic All-State all four years in high school and is a member of the National Honor Society carrying a 3.8 GPA.

Jake French - 6 ft. 2 in. and 185 lb. running back and linebacker from Choteau, MT. French just won his 1st State Championship in wrestling. He is a four-year letter winner in wrestling and football and will be participating in track this spring. This past season in football French was selected 1st Team All-Conference at both running back and linebacker. He was also named All-State. As a junior, French was selected 1st Team All-Conference as a tight end and defensive back. In wrestling, French placed 2nd twice and 3rd once at the state tournament to go with his state championship this winter. French has been a state qualifier in the pole vault and on his school's relay team. He was named his school's 2013 Wendy's High School Heisman Winner. French excels academically also and carries a 3.65 GPA.

"Even this late in the recruiting process our coaches have contacted outstanding student athletes that feel Carroll College is a great fit for them. The three high school athletes from the state of Montana are going to be difference-makers in our program. We are very excited to have Brady as a running back in our program. To find someone of his caliber this late is amazing. He has a great future here and will benefit from being around Dustin Rinker our senior running back this fall," Carroll College head coach Mike Van Diest said.

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