Editor’s Note: this is the first in a series of stories on incoming football recruits for both the Montana State and Montana football programs that will run throughout January and February at Skyline Sports.
Brody Grebe grew up doing a little bit of everything.
After opening eyes around the state of Montana at the state track meet in the spring of his senior year, Grebe had plenty of options. The four-sport standout had to prove to himself he loved football if that was the path he wanted to take collegiately.
By the time he won three events and placed in five at the Class C state track meet, the native of Melstone had received an array of interest from college football and basketball programs around the state and around the country. The exceptional student fielded football offers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, UMass, Cornell and Army.
He also had the attention of Montana and Montana State since by his sophomore year in a high school career that saw him play football at Class B Roundup while participating in basketball and track for Class C Melstone.
Grebe stood out in everything he participated in. whether it was playing quarterback or point guard, throwing a shot put or long jumping, wrestling a steer or roping a calf. That’s right, Grebe was one of Montana’s most decorated prep rodeo cowboys, too.
Instead of taking his talents somewhere close to home or committing to a college or sport for the upcoming years, Grebe decided to move across the country. He ended up at Choate Rosemary Hall, a private college prep school of about 850 in Wallingford, Connecticut, the alma mater of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Jason Frazier, a person with no previous knowledge of Grebe but who fielded Grebe’s Gatorade Player of the Year applications, first gave Grebe the idea of taking an extra year at a prep school, preserving his college eligibility in the process.
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