Drew Deck grew up coming to Griz games as a kid. Ever since he could remember, he has wanted to play football at the University of Montana.
Often times, the more you learn about something, the less romanticized it becomes in your mind. The opposite happened for Deck. After earning Class AA all-state honors as a junior wide receiver at Kalispell Glacier, Montana’s coaches started recruiting Deck hard. And he didn’t waste any time making his decision for his future.
“I was already super interested in everything about being a Griz but getting to know those coaches made it such a no brainer,” Deck said in an interview in mid-February. “Just everything about the program, being wanted by a program like that is awesome because it’s such a great community, such a great town, such a great environment.
“Everything about the program is awesome. It was easy for them to sell me on it.”
Deck was one of the first prospects from the Class of 2020 to be offered by UM head coach Bobby Hauck and his staff. Montana offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach was Deck’s primary recruiter, inviting Deck to UM’s junior day last spring for his first of what would become several inside looks at the Montana program.
On June 25, four days after 2018 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Carson Rostad became the first verbal commitment for UM’s Class of 2020, Deck and fellow offensive skill player Jaxon Lee of Missoula Sentinel also verbally committed to the Grizzlies.
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