Montana Tech in Butte will have a Hamilton High School graduate playing football next fall - Jaylen Taggart. He's the guy in the Butte sweatshirt in the photo.

Taggart accepted the Butte school's offer and signed the papers this week at Hamilton, according to Activities Director Darrell Holland. Jaylen's football experience includes offensive tackle, defensive end, kicker and long snapper. He was in the 71st Annual East-West Shrine Game, the Montana - North Dakota Badlands Bowl and was named to the All USA Montana football team and the Great Falls Tribune Super-State Team.

He also has been a three-year letterman in basketball (team captain this year) and has lettered twice in track and field, specializing in discus.

He has attended Hamilton schools since Kindergarten and currently, as a high school senior, has a 3.73 GPA. He is a National Honor Society member.

The Hamilton Senior, who has been Academic All-State in football for four years, plans to study Engineering at the college.