By Mick Holien
Most collegiate athletic programs, no matter the perceived talent level or background, operate on a thesis of next man – or woman to be gender correct – up and a player knows they have better be ready for that eventuality.
And in the case of quarterbacks, since every coach I have worked with prefers to have one on the roster from each class, recruited as a signal caller nothing guarantee that’s where you will end up playing.
And over the Griz years, starting with Butte’s Josh Paffhausen who moved to wideout and contributed in a big way, there have been plenty of success stories.
So listen up Griz faithful all is not lost with the sudden transfer of record setting sophomore Gresch Jensen leaving junior Dalton Sneed and redshirt Polson freshman Tanner Wilson in the fold.
But also possibly in the picture is true freshman Garrett Graves from Eureka at six foot three and just south of 200, he’ll says though he’ll play anywhere.
Tight end, backer it doesn’t matter he said when committing.
And he’s illustrated his versatility by playing every offensive position on offense and all but tackle on D.
Mature mentally beyond his years, he’s got a summer to also become bigger, faster and stronger.
In claiming state titles, he threw a prayer as a senior to beat Loyola and also claimed a state wrestling title, going 43 and 0 to winning the 182-pound bracket.
And don’t count out someone else surfacing.
How about a drop down or maybe Matt Robinson, a three star from so California.
It could make for quite a month of August up to t