Big Sky Conference

Montana Grizzlies National Signing Day signees


Wednesday marked National Signing Day for Division I football programs around the country. This signing day is different and without the full avalanche of National Letters of Intent from prep prospects. The NCAA added a new early signing period from December 20-22.

During the early period, Montana signed 15 players, including two mid-year transfers who are already with the program. Montana first-year head coach Bobby Hauck and his staff have added three more mid-year transfers who are enrolled for the spring semester at UM in Northern Arizona transfer safety Robby Hauck (Bobby Hauck’s son), San Diego State fullback Adam Eastwood and Arizona safety Gavin Robertson. The Griz are expecting to sign at least four more players on Wednesday as well as adding five walk-ons through the signing of admission waivers

Below is a list of the prospects who have signed with the Montana Grizzlies, including those who already sent in their NOLI before the New Year.

MONTANA GRIZZLIES’ SIGNEES (in order of receiving NOLI) 

Milton Mamula, defensive end, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania – Philly DE Mamula overcomes injury-riddled prep career, commits to Griz

Cole Grossman, tight end, Skyview High, Vancouver, Washington – West Coast WR Grossman pledges to Montana as a tight end

Alex Gubner, defensive tackle, Chaminade Prep, Los Angeles, California 

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California) senior offensive lineman Cole Sain committed to Montana last month and signed Wednesday/contributed

Cole Sain, offensive lineman, St. John Bosco, Bellflower, California – St. John Bosco OL Sain returns to his roots with the Griz

Robby Hauck, safety, Northern Arizona transfer, San Diego, California

Gavin Robertson, safety, transfer from Arizona – Arizona safety transfer Robertson joins the Griz

David Koppang, athlete, Missoula Loyola – Loyola’s Koppang fulfills a dream, commits to Griz

Trevor Welnel, offensive lineman, Helena Capital – Helena Capital OL Welnel commits to Montana

Nathaniel Ferguson, punter, Butte – Butte High punter Ferguson commits to Montana 

Cody Hartsoch, offensive lineman, Kalispell Glacier

Adam Eastwood, running back, San Diego State transfer

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Montana head coach Bobby Hauck


Colten Curry, tight end, Valier — Valier’s Curry hopes to enrich family legacy with Griz

Conor Quick, offensive line, Helena Capital — Helena Capital’s Quick thrilled to become a Griz 

Nick Germer, wide receiver, Missoula Sentinel — Germer follows father’s footsteps, commits to Griz

Garrett Graves, quarterback, Eureka — Versatile Eureka QB Graves attains goal, commits to Griz

Drew Turner, running back, Kalispell Glacier — Glacier’s RB Turner chooses Griz

Jackson Pepe, safety, Kalispell Glacier — Glacier S Pepe relieved by commitment to the Griz 

Levi Janacaro, fullback, Missoula Big Sky — Missoula Big Sky’s Janacaro commits to the Griz

Montana wide receiver signee Gabe Sulser/ by Travis Clarke, contributed

Gabe Sulser, wide receiver, Billings Senior – After magical last season, Senior stars shift to opposite sides of the rivalry

Nash Fouch, safety, Woodinville, Washington — Woodinville safety Fouch fulfills dream, commits to Griz

Dalton Sneed, transfer quarterback, Fort Scott CC — Former UNLV QB Sneed transferring to Montana

Max Morris, tight end, Kalispell Glacier — Glacier tight end commits to Hauck, Griz

Sean Anderson, offensive line, Buckeye, Arizona – Despite slew of late suitors, Anderson signs with the Griz

Tyler Ganoung, offensive line, Vancouver, Washington

About Colter Nuanez

Colter 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 partnered with Kevin Miller to launch Bobcat Beat, an online newsgathering website focusing on daily coverage of Montana State athletics. In August of 2014, the Nuanez brothers merged their passions for sports journalism and founded Skyline Sports.

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