Recruiting Central

Sandpoint OL Casey fends off late Pac 12 interest, signs with Griz

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During both the opening of the early signing period and the traditional National Signing Day, Bobby Hauck emphasized and reemphasized one of his theories on recruiting.

Montana’s head coach believes the notion that Big Sky Conference and fellow FCS programs rarely beat the Power 5 conference teams for coveted recruits.

“We can say we beat those schools year and year out on kids and that’s not factual very often,” Hauck said during a press conference announcing 17 new Grizzlies on December 18 of 2019. “If they want them, they get them. A guy has to really love this place and think it’s the place for him.”

Even though Hauck believes his assertion enough that he repeated it on February 7 of this year when UM but the bow on the Class of 2020 by signing five more prospects, Hauck and his staff bucked the theory this last recruiting cycle at least once.

Standout offensive lineman Brandon Casey, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle form Sandpoint, Idaho, went on a tour around Big Sky country the summer before his senior season. He made stops to participate in camps at Idaho, Idaho State, Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State. He earned scholarship offers and a 2-star recruiting designation from all five schools.

He committed to Montana on August 12.

During both the opening of the early signing period and the
traditional National Signing Day, Bobby Hauck emphasized and reemphasized one of his theories on recruiting.

Montana’s head coach believes the notion that Big Sky Conference and fellow FCS programs rarely beat the Power 5 conference teams for coveted recruits.

“We can say we beat those schools year and year out on kids
and that’s not factual very often,” Hauck said during a press conference announcing 17 new Grizzlies on December 18 of 2019. “If they want them, they get them. A guy has to really love this place and think it’s the place for him.”

Even though Hauck believes his assertion enough that he
repeated it on February 7 of this year when UM but the bow on the Class of 2020 by signing five more prospects, Hauck and his staff bucked the theory this last recruiting cycle at least once.

Standout offensive lineman Brandon Casey, a 6-foot-5,
270-pound offensive tackle form Sandpoint, Idaho, went on a tour around Big Sky country the summer before his senior season. He made stops to participate in camps at Idaho, Idaho State, Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State. He earned scholarship offers and a 2-star recruiting designation from all five schools.

He committed to Montana on August 12.

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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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