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Carroll College's football program has added a 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman by way of Pasco, Washington, to its 2017 recruiting class.

Anthony Reisch announced his commitment to the Saints over Twitter. He is being recruited to play offensive guard.

“Blessed to have this opportunity to start the resurgence,” Reisch wrote. Reisch joins a Saints team that has posted consecutive 4-6 seasons, but believes he, his class and the current Saints can turn things around.

He joins a growing recruiting class. Carroll had previously announced the signing of five football players.

Carroll College assistant coach Alex Kastens recruited and formed a relationship with Reisch, which “is great. Really was the reason I picked Carroll -- very genuine people,” Reisch said.

Reisch had also considered College of Idaho and Central Washington.

His high school honors include first team offensive line in his league, as well as all-area first team offensive line. He was named a second team defensive lineman in conference and honorable mention all-area defensive line. He was a three-year starter on the offensive line.

Beyond football, Reisch is also a wrestler, saying it has helped with his balance, footwork and overall fitness. He also owns a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.

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The bruiser helped Chiawana High School to a 9-2 record this past season. His highlights include making a state championship appearance his sophomore season, when Chiawana fell 24-14. He’s also blocked for a 3,000-yard rusher in his career.

While at Carroll, he is planning to study business management.

Reisch says he is a “hard-working individual,” and wants to “win football games along with building a brotherhood.

“I saw that in Carroll, and that’s why I am a Fighting Saint."

Carroll is expected to have additional players signing on to play for the Saints as part of the NCAA’s national signing day on Wednesday.

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