National Signing Day

Hauck completes 2020 Griz signing class

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Montana head coach Bobby Hauck and his staff put the finishing touches on the Grizzlies’ incoming class of 2020 Wednesday, adding three more players to the roster on National Signing Day.
 
With the addition of two transfers from Oregon State that joined the program in January (TraJon Cotton and Omar Hicks Onu), UM’s three newest prep signees bring the incoming class size total to 22 new players.
 
Being added to the roster on National Signing Day were tight ends Matt Simkins of Butte and Peyton Brammer of Brush Prairie, Washington. Also signing on Wednesday was long snapper Grayson Pibal of Clackamas, Oregon.
 
With the addition of Cotton and Hicks Onu, Montana has added five total players since the early signing period in December.

“The enthusiasm for Grizzly football in the region or even in the western United States is high. It’s fun to walk into schools or kids home and have people address the fact that the Griz are back in business,” Hauck said. “Having our first 10-win season since 2009 was huge for us. We really feel like we’re moving the program forward to where it ought to be.”
 
In-state prospects continue to headline Hauck’s recruiting classes, with eight players from Montana signing to play at UM.
 
In addition to a heavy local flavor, the incoming class is loaded with stars, literally, with five signees tabbed as 3-star recruits, two more tabbed as 2-star recruits, and even a 5-star long snapper as rated by various prep recruiting outlets.
 
The early signing class of 2020 also features one former Montana Gatorade High School Player of the Year in Hamilton’s Carson Rostad, multiple state champions, and eight different all-state performers.
 
Not only is the signing class successful on the field, it also comes to UM with a track record of excellence in the classroom, with 11 3.2 GPA or better players, and two who carry a perfect 4.0.
 
Montana opens spring practices on March 1, culminating with the annual Griz Spring Game on April 10 in Hamilton.
 
The Griz open the 2020 season on September 5 against Central Washington in Missoula.

INCOMING GRIZ FOOTBALL CLASS OF 2020

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown / Previous Schools
1Erik BarkerTE6-4225Keizer, Ore. / McNary HS
2Peyton Brammer**TE6-5205Brush Prairie, Wash. / Hockinson HS
3Brandon CaseyOL6-5265Sandpoint, Idaho / Sandpoint HS
4TraJon Cotton*CB6-1187Sacramento, Calif. / Inderkum HS / Oregon State
5Asher CroyLB6-0206Bozeman, Mont. / Bozeman Senior HS
6Rishi DanielsS5-11175Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Prep. 
7Drew DeckWR5-9150Kalispell, Mont. / Glacier HS
8Aaron FontesWR6-1170Oxnard, Calif. / Oxnard HS
9Kevin GoodOL6-4270Rocklin, Calif. / Whitney HS
10Journey GrimsrudDL6-3240Huntley, Mont. / Huntley Project HS
11Xavier HarrisRB5-10185Oxnard, Calif. / Oxnard HS
12Omar Hicks Onu*CB6-1192Carrollton, Texas / Hebron HS / Oregon State
13Chase JohansenLB6-1215Park City, Utah / Park City HS
14Jaxon LeeRB6-1183Missoula, Mont. / Sentinel HS
15Kila LincolnOL6-5250Kamuela, Hawaii / Hawaii Prep Academy
16Henry NuceDL6-4235Kalispell, Mont. / Glacier HS
17Guido OsselloWR6-3195Butte, Mont. / Butte Central Catholic
18Robbie Patterson*QB5-11200Medford, Ore. / South Medford HS / Saddleback CC
19Grayson Pibal**LS6-3205Clackamas, Ore. / Clackamas HS
20Carson RostadQB6-3215Hamilton, Mont. / Hamilton HS
21Matt Simkins**TE6-4190Butte, Mont. / Butte Central Catholic
22Autjoe SoeCB6-1161Murray, Utah / Murray HS

* Transfer                       
** February Signee

 

State Breakdown
Montana8
California4
Oregon3
Utah2
Washington2
Idaho1
Hawaii1
Texas1
TOTAL22
Position Breakdown
O-Line3
WR3
CB3
TE3
QB2
DL2
LB2
RB2
S1
LS1
TOTAL22

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