If there is a single thing the inaugural class of Bobby Hauck’s Grizzly football recruits since 2008 have quickly grasped on the day of National Letter of Intent signing is no matter how quickly you are traversing the M trail you could still could find a surprise waiting ahead.
With their arrival at the M they discovered the guy who lost but five games his last three seasons he Missoula helm just hankering to introduce them to Bobby Ball.
Bobby Haack with his third tenure in Missoula and second as the head guy and most of his staff along with administrators made the annual trek to Kalispell with a short layover in Polson to show off to more than 300 people an impressive list of recruits dominated by a Bakers dozen of Treasure State products.
There were 26 signees, including 15 who signed early, who filled the 18 scholarship limit. Note that football rides can be split between players.
Former Grizzly QB Grady Bennett placed a quartet from Glacier High in Kalispell, the only high school to provide more than a single player, although Missoula schools had three signees.
With the transfer of Dalton Sneed from Fort Scott Community College via UNLV and the signing of Garrett Graves of Lincoln County High School in Eureka and the return of Gresch Jenson and redshirt Tanner Wilson, the holdover of Caleb Hill, and the departure of Nate Dick, there is now a quarterback in each class which is most desirable.
Bobby will don the head coach garb for the 97th time come September and little has changed in the enthusiasm and pizzas that pushes his desire to succeed.
There is plenty of Grizzly lore in the signees with Hauck;’s son Robby transferring from Northern Arizona with the blessing of Jerome Souers, the signing of Colten Curry whose dad Scott is a Hall of Famer from Valier who p[layer from 95-98, Gabe Sulser from Billings senior whose dad Mark from Glasgow played from 97-98 and Nick Germer from Sentinel whose Dad Chad is the offensive line coach who played from 88-91.
The class stretched from as far away as Pennsylvania to9 southern California and is weighted to the offense 16 players including five offensive linemen and three tight ends.
Bobby ball you see showcases fullbacks and tight ends.
I always say you never know till they’re upperclassman but this signed unit looks especially formidable.