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Glacier WR Deck loves Griz more now than ever

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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.

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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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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