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Montana Recruits 2020

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2018 Great Falls Tribune Super-State Team: https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story ... 452767002/

2018 All-USA Today Montana Team: https://usatodayhss.com/2018/2018-all-u ... tball-team

Quick recap of when these lists are produced. Will only do three from here on out. First one is released a week after winter sports are complete. Second one is released after spring/summer is complete and prior to fall season starting. Third and final one is released throughout January up until signing day.

First Top 50: viewtopic.php?p=668716#p668716

VimSince03's Top 50 Montana Recruits for 2020 Class (Preseason Edition):

1.) Carson Rostad (Hamilton) - QB - 6'3", 215 lbs. (Montana)
2.) Jaxon Lee (Missoula Sentinel) - WR/DB - 6'1", 190 lbs. (Montana)
3.) McCade O'Reilly (Bozeman) - FB/LB - 6'0", 210 lbs. (Montana State)
4.) DeMarcus Carr (Billings West) - RB - 5'11", 195 lbs.
5.) Tommy Mellot (Butte) - QB - 6'0", 180 lbs. (Montana State)
6.) Drew Deck (Kalispell Glacier) - WR - 5'9", 155 lbs. (Montana)
7.) Max Anderson (Kalispell Flathead) - OL - 6'3", 270 lbs.
8.) Hayden Ferguson (Helena High) - ATH - 6'2", 200 lbs.
9.) Aaron Richards (Butte Central) - OL/DL - 6'4", 280 lbs. (Montana State)
10.) Rollie Worster (Missoula Hellgate) - ATH - 6'3", 205 lbs. (Utah State - basketball)

11.) Trey Yates (Colstrip) - DL - 6'1", 250 lbs. (Montana State)
12.) Parker Johnston (Helena Capital) - WR - 6'0", 165 lbs.
13.) Hank Rugg (Frenchtown) - DE/LB - 6'3", 190 lbs.
14.) Conor Reitler (Billings Skyview) - OL - 6'4", 275 lbs. (Montana State)
15.) Journey Grimsrud (Huntley Project) - OL/DL - 6'3", 245 lbs. (Montana)
16.) Connor Ryan (Billings West) - WR/S - 6'1", 195 lbs. (Montana State)
17.) Konor McClafferty (Butte) - OL - 6'5", 230 lbs.
18.) Asher Croy (Bozeman) - RB/DE - 6'0", 210 lbs.
19.) Chance Sheldon-Allen (Kalispell Flathead) - WR/DB - 5'9", 160 lbs.
20.) Keeley Bake (Fairfield) - WR/DB - 5'10", 165 lbs.

21.) Tucker Jones (Hamilton) - FB/LB - 5'10", 190 lbs.
22.) Tanner Russell (Kalispell Flathead) - LB - 5'11", 180 lbs.
23.) Jess Bellows (Miles City) - WR/DB - 5'10", 160 lbs. (South Dakota State - Baseball)
24.) Colby Kohlman (Florence) - QB/ATH - 5'11", 185 lbs.
25.) Gabe Longin (Great Falls High) - RB/DB - 5'11", 185 lbs.
26.) Jaden Bienvenue (Billings West) - OL/DL - 6'1", 250 lbs.
27.) Cody Asbeck (Fairview) - WR/DB - 5'11", 165 lbs.
28.) Jake Kindel (Eureka) - FB/LB - 6'0", 210 lbs.
29.) Josh Erbacher (Billings West) - QB - 6'4", 190 lbs.
30.) Joshua Macy (Billings Skyview) - ATH - 5'10", 160 lbs.

31.) Hank Dunn (Eureka) - QB/S - 6'0", 170 lbs. (Crew Baseball Prep Academy)
32.) Oran Nash-Bergen (Billings Senior) - WR - 5'6", 140 lbs.
33.) Matt Simkins (Butte Central) - TE/WR - 6'5", 190 lbs.
34.) Ben Maehl (Missoula Big Sky) - WR/S - 6'2", 190 lbs.
35.) Mason Dionne (Havre) - RB - 5'11", 200 lbs.
36.) Tanner Parsons (Shelby) - 6'1", 200 lbs.
37.) Liam Haffey (Missoula Loyola) - OL - 6'4", 260 lbs.
38.) Morgan Harmon (Billings Senior) - DE - 6'3", 210 lbs.
39.) Kameron Moreno (Butte) - RB - 5'9", 200 lbs.
40.) Francis Werk (Malta) - OL - 6'6", 285 lbs.

41.) Basil Coutinho (Missoula Loyola) - TE/LB/DE - 6'2", 195 lbs.
42.) Justus Peterson (Dillon) - QB/ATH - 6'3", 180 lbs.
43.) Finnegan Davis (Red Lodge) - RB/ATH - 5'10", 180 lbs.
44.) Mason Harding (Miles City) - OL/DL - 6'4", 240 lbs.
45.) Kadyn Craigle (Helena Capital) - FB/LB - 5'10", 185 lbs.
46.) Tel Lunde (Wibaux) - ATH - 5'10", 165 lbs.
47.) Bridger Grovom (Helena Capital) - QB - 6'0", 160 lbs.
48.) Quinn Sullivan (Butte) - WR - 6'0", 180 lbs.
49.) Brad Nieves (Columbia Falls) - LB - 5'11", 210 lbs.
50.) Carson McGinness (Centerville) - QB/S - 6'0", 170 lbs.

Others in Consideration:

Aidan Barrows (Miles City) - RB/LB
Alex Schriver (Fairview) - QB/ATH
Avery Stiles (Jefferson) - QB/S
Ben Held (Great Falls) - LB
Blake Danielson (Missoula Loyola) - QB/ATH
Bo Hakert (Billings Central) - OL
Brandon Coladonato (Missoula Hellgate) - WR
Brandon Schmid (Missoula Sentinel) - LB/S
Brandon Spencer (Missoula Big Sky) - OL/DL
Brayden Stone (Columbia Falls) - S
Braydon Cromwell (Scobey) - TE/DE
Brent Clark (Bozeman) - WR
Brian Wells (Kalispell Flathead) - S
Bridger Grovom (Helena Capital) - QB
Brock Ping (Billings Senior) - RB
Brock Proulx (Big Sandy) - FB/LB
Bryce Danielson (Missoula Loyola) - WR/DB
Bryce Nelson (CMR) - ATH
Cade Baker (Frenchtown) - DB
Carter Ash (Bozeman) - WR/DB
Charlie Parken (Billings Central) - S
Chet McCulley (Eureka) - ATH
Colby Kohlman (Florence) - ATH
Cole Dalager (Kalispell Flathead) - OL
Conner Klick (Fairfield) - LB
Cooper Craig (Bozeman) - CB
Derek Nygaard (Jefferson) - OL
Dylan Perrine (Frenchtown) - DL
Ed Murnion (Jordan) - LB
Elijah Byrd (Gardiner) - RB/ATH
Ethan Renner (Laurel) - RB
Gabe Gonsioroski (Richey/Lambert) - QB/ATH
Garrett Dostal (Billings Senior) - DL
Hunter Morse (Billings West) - FB
Jack Gauthier (Livingston) - DE
Jack Kline (Miles City) - S
Jade Morast (Dillon) - OL/DL
Jadon Lamb (Townsend) - DE
Jake Hughes (Twin Bridges) - WR/ATH
Josh Lee (Helena Capital) - OL/DL
Joshua Macy (Billings Skyview) - ATH
Kaelan Casey (Helena Capital) - FB
Kasee Henderson (Havre) - OL
Keegan Barnes (CMR) - WR/DE
Keenan Murnion (Jordan) - LB
Kobe Moreno (Butte) - RB
Kyler Crabtree (Choteau) - WR/DB
Kyler Tesch (Helena High) - WR/DB
Logan Brown (Helena High) - RB
Lucas Kingston (Butte) - OL
Mark Clark (Shelby) - OL
Mason Murray (Hamilton) - WR/DB
Morgan Harmon (Billings Senior) - DE/OLB
Nelson Crisafulli (Glendive) - RB
Nelson Smith (Darby) - QB/LB
Nick Mitzel (Missoula Loyola) - ATH
Paxton Boyce (Kalispell Flathead) - LB
Preston Erhlich (Red Lodge) - OL/DL
Ridge Sargent (Westby/Grenora) - WR/ATH
Rory Jessop (Hamilton) - WR/S
Scout Allen (Butte) - S
Spencer Oldenburger (Manhattan) - OL/DL
Talon Fortner (Ennis) - OL/DL
Tanner Parsons (Shelby) - LB
Tanner Rae (Roundup) - DB
Tanner Smith (Malta) - WR/DB
Taylor Gladeau (Columbia Falls) - OL
Thomas McGree (Butte Central) - QB/WR
Tom Walkup (Bozeman) - OL
Tommy Campbell (Columbus) - TE/DE
Torin Jackson (Missoula Sentinel) - DL
Trevon Fisher (Browning) - ATH
Trey Green (Alberton/Superior) - RB
Troy Fiscarelli (Park City) - OLB
Tyler Schaff (Huntley Project) - DL
Wyatt Rigby (Drummond/Philipsburg) - LB
Zack Tallman (Billings West) - S
Zane McCormick (Helena Capital) - LB
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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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The junior film has been reviewed. My initial Top 10 for 2020 MT Recruits. The remaining 40 will posted as I continue to complete the ranking.


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Quick summary of the Top 10:

1.) Carson Rostad (Hamilton) - QB - 6'3", 205 lbs.

The ace prospect of this class and the best QB to come out of the state in years. He's also a very good safety which should boost his recruiting stock even higher. Carson will compete in the top QB camps this spring and summer to see if he can garner an offer from a Power 5 school. If not, he will likely be a Griz due to family connections. The Griz have also recruited him very hard and lets face it, they aren't that deep at QB once Sneed graduates. You insert Carson into that room in 2020 and the Griz may have a potential 4-year starter at the position starting in 2021.

2.) Jaxon Lee (Missoula Sentinel) - WR/DB - 6'1", 175 lbs.

A kid who grew up in Belgrade before moving to Philipsburg with his family for high school. Jaxon has transferred to Missoula Sentinel for the spring semester and will be fully eligible to compete in all sports for the Spartans starting with football this fall. As football player, he makes plays everywhere. You can develop him at each WR spot or either safety spot in college. Jaxon is a gamer and produced at an elite level his first three years. He's betting on himself to compete and star at the AA level his senior season. As of this date, the Cats have recruited him much harder than the Griz. But he will likely accept the best offer if the Griz throw their hat in the ring....which they likely will when Bobby gets a look at him during camp season.

3.) McCade O'Reilly (Bozeman) - FB/LB - 6'0", 205 lbs.

A bruising fullback/linebacker from Bozeman who took over for Joe Olson last year when Olson went down for the year with an injury. McCade is the younger brother of Payton (Miami of Ohio) and Callahan (MSU). He's stockier than his two older brothers but his tape is more similar to Payton's than Callahan's. McCade is also a damn good wrestler and he has positional value for two Montana teams who want to use fullbacks and/or develop homegrown talent at LB. If the Cats offer, McCade will likely stay home.

4.) DeMarcus Carr (Billings West) - RB - 5'11", 195 lbs.

The best pure RB in the state, DeMarcus displays a great mix of balance, speed, and vision when running the rock. He has a bunch of traits every college coach should want in a high school RB. Carr does not have position versatility which may hurt his value when a team doesn't like a part of his game as a RB. But he can clearly add value as a runner in multiple offensive schemes at the next level. Either in-state school would be a good fit for him.

5.) Hayden Ferguson (Helena High) - LB - 6'2", 195 lbs.

Productive, 1st-team All-State player from a solid Helena High team last year. Hayden played a hybrid OLB/SS role last year and also blitzed off the edge a bunch. He's slated to be the Bengal's starting QB next year so I don't know how much defense he will play. Regardless, Hayden will likely get recruited primarily at LB. Similar athlete to a kid like Garrett Graves.

6.) Max Anderson (Kalispell Flathead) - OL - 6'4", 275 lbs.

Max is the best center and interior lineman in the state. He doesn't have elite technique similar to Holden Sampson last year but he does have a high football IQ and plenty of size to move bodies. Max understands the importance of body positioning when opening up running lanes on the interior of the offensive line. Both in-state schools should be doing what they can to add him to their o-line rooms.
Max has that "future captain" vibe to him.


7.) Hank Rugg (Frenchtown) - DE/LB - 6'3", 190 lbs.

Hank has some of the best junior film of any kid in the class. He has a bounding, high-knee running style and a physical demeanor on the football field. Hank isn't as big as Derek Marks was in high scool but their tape is very similar. Hank gets up field quickly with a good burst off the line as a DE and does a lot of good things as a TE either blocking or receiving. Obviously, 180-190 lbs. won't play as a TE or DE in college but Hank will likely add the proper weight to be more heavily recruited by the two in-state schools. I like his versatility and he's a kid who gives max effort on every play. Also a 4.0 student.

8.) Parker Johnston (Helena Capital) - WR - 6'0", 165 lbs.

Parker has kind of been a late-bloomer as a football player but everyone knew eventually the athleticism would come. His older siblings are/were star basketball players at the college and his entire family has an athletic pedigree. However, Parker earns it on the football field by being a great route-runner and technician at the receiver position. I'm banking on him having a big senior year to solidify his status as a top player in this class. Again, another player with direct Griz ties.

9.) Aaron Richards (Butte Central) - DL - 6'3", 230 lbs.

Aaron is a brute on the offensive and defensive line for Butte Central and has been All-State since his sophomore season. I see him more as an interior defensive lineman. His technique needs a lot of work on both sides of the line but he gets by usually by being the biggest, toughest kid on the field. What concerns me with Aaron is I feel he could be the in the conversation as the best player in this class...if he wanted to be. I want to see a more dominant player his senior season. Regardless, he should receive recruitment interest. His family has direct football Griz ties.

10.) Tommy Mellot (Butte) - QB - 6'0", 180 lbs.

Tommy doesn't have the same production or skillset as Carson Rostad but he can throw the football with the best. He showed solid dual-threat ability as a runner his junior season which should help his recruitment as a college QB. Tommy needs to reduce the turnovers and one-read throws his senior season. I'm expecting a big year from him and Tommy needs one to solidify his status as a top football prospect.


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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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Heard that McCade O'Reilly will likely play Lacrosse in College...It is his first love.



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SACCAT wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 am
Heard that McCade O'Reilly will likely play Lacrosse in College...It is his first love.
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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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VimSince03 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:43 am
Quick summary of the Top 10:

1.) Carson Rostad (Hamilton) - QB - 6'3", 205 lbs.

The ace prospect of this class and the best QB to come out of the state in years. He's also a very good safety which should boost his recruiting stock even higher. Carson will compete in the top QB camps this spring and summer to see if he can garner an offer from a Power 5 school. If not, he will likely be a Griz due to family connections. The Griz have also recruited him very hard and lets face it, they aren't that deep at QB once Sneed graduates. You insert Carson into that room in 2020 and the Griz may have a potential 4-year starter at the position starting in 2021.

2.) Jaxon Lee (Missoula Sentinel) - WR/DB - 6'1", 175 lbs.

A kid who grew up in Belgrade before moving to Philipsburg with his family for high school. Jaxon has transferred to Missoula Sentinel for the spring semester and will be fully eligible to compete in all sports for the Spartans starting with football this fall. As football player, he makes plays everywhere. You can develop him at each WR spot or either safety spot in college. Jaxon is a gamer and produced at an elite level his first three years. He's betting on himself to compete and star at the AA level his senior season. As of this date, the Cats have recruited him much harder than the Griz. But he will likely accept the best offer if the Griz throw their hat in the ring....which they likely will when Bobby gets a look at him during camp season.

3.) McCade O'Reilly (Bozeman) - FB/LB - 6'0", 205 lbs.

A bruising fullback/linebacker from Bozeman who took over for Joe Olson last year when Olson went down for the year with an injury. McCade is the younger brother of Payton (Miami of Ohio) and Callahan (MSU). He's stockier than his two older brothers but his tape is more similar to Payton's than Callahan's. McCade is also a damn good wrestler and he has positional value for two Montana teams who want to use fullbacks and/or develop homegrown talent at LB. If the Cats offer, McCade will likely stay home.

4.) DeMarcus Carr (Billings West) - RB - 5'11", 195 lbs.

The best pure RB in the state, DeMarcus displays a great mix of balance, speed, and vision when running the rock. He has a bunch of traits every college coach should want in a high school RB. Carr does not have position versatility which may hurt his value when a team doesn't like a part of his game as a RB. But he can clearly add value as a runner in multiple offensive schemes at the next level. Either in-state school would be a good fit for him.

5.) Hayden Ferguson (Helena High) - LB - 6'2", 195 lbs.

Productive, 1st-team All-State player from a solid Helena High team last year. Hayden played a hybrid OLB/SS role last year and also blitzed off the edge a bunch. He's slated to be the Bengal's starting QB next year so I don't know how much defense he will play. Regardless, Hayden will likely get recruited primarily at LB. Similar athlete to a kid like Garrett Graves.

6.) Max Anderson (Kalispell Flathead) - OL - 6'4", 275 lbs.

Max is the best center and interior lineman in the state. He doesn't have elite technique similar to Holden Sampson last year but he does have a high football IQ and plenty of size to move bodies. Max understands the importance of body positioning when opening up running lanes on the interior of the offensive line. Both in-state schools should be doing what they can to add him to their o-line rooms.
Max has that "future captain" vibe to him.


7.) Hank Rugg (Frenchtown) - DE/LB - 6'3", 190 lbs.

Hank has some of the best junior film of any kid in the class. He has a bounding, high-knee running style and a physical demeanor on the football field. Hank isn't as big as Derek Marks was in high scool but their tape is very similar. Hank gets up field quickly with a good burst off the line as a DE and does a lot of good things as a TE either blocking or receiving. Obviously, 180-190 lbs. won't play as a TE or DE in college but Hank will likely add the proper weight to be more heavily recruited by the two in-state schools. I like his versatility and he's a kid who gives max effort on every play. Also a 4.0 student.

8.) Parker Johnston (Helena Capital) - WR - 6'0", 165 lbs.

Parker has kind of been a late-bloomer as a football player but everyone knew eventually the athleticism would come. His older siblings are/were star basketball players at the college and his entire family has an athletic pedigree. However, Parker earns it on the football field by being a great route-runner and technician at the receiver position. I'm banking on him having a big senior year to solidify his status as a top player in this class. Again, another player with direct Griz ties.

9.) Aaron Richards (Butte Central) - DL - 6'3", 230 lbs.

Aaron is a brute on the offensive and defensive line for Butte Central and has been All-State since his sophomore season. I see him more as an interior defensive lineman. His technique needs a lot of work on both sides of the line but he gets by usually by being the biggest, toughest kid on the field. What concerns me with Aaron is I feel he could be the in the conversation as the best player in this class...if he wanted to be. I want to see a more dominant player his senior season. Regardless, he should receive recruitment interest. His family has direct football Griz ties.

10.) Tommy Mellot (Butte) - QB - 6'0", 180 lbs.

Tommy doesn't have the same production or skillset as Carson Rostad but he can throw the football with the best. He showed solid dual-threat ability as a runner his junior season which should help his recruitment as a college QB. Tommy needs to reduce the turnovers and one-read throws his senior season. I'm expecting a big year from him and Tommy needs one to solidify his status as a top football prospect.
Great info VIM, thanks for posting. You should be like a scout, or recruiting coordinator or something. You're good at it.


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11.) Oran Nash-Bergen (Billings Senior) - WR - 5'6", 140 lbs.

Oran is a water-bug meaning he is very small and very quick in space. Despite his size, he led AA in receiving last year and was excellent on special teams. He's too small for my liking but some team may give him a shot...and he's a playmaker.

12.) Keeley Bake (Fairfield) - WR/DB - 5'10", 165 lbs.

Keeley is just a solid football player and has been an important kog in the machine up there for Les Meyer in Fairfield. He can cover and run routes with the best in this class. I like him in the slot. Keeley has a great work ethic and attitude so I expect him to be recruited by UM/MSU.

13.) Drew Deck (Kalispell Glacier) - WR - 5'9", 155 lbs.

Drew may be more track athlete than football player but he had a solid junior season for the Wolfpack. He's tough to defend on go routes and his ball skills on tough catches jumped off the film. Another potential slot recruit.

14.) Josh Erbacher (Billings West) - QB - 6'4", 190 lbs.

Josh operated one of the best offenses in AA last year and he now has a AA championship under his belt heading into his senior season. He has an elongated throwing motion but I like how he pushes the ball downfield and his willingness to hang in the pocket. Will be fun to see how he improves during his senior year.

15.) Rollie Worster (Missoula Hellgate) - ATH - 6'3", 205 lbs.

Rollie is 100% a basketball player and is already a MT Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year. He's also a Griz basketball verbal. But as a football player, he has a lot of versatility and earned 1st-Team AA All-State honors at safety last year. He's been Hellgate's QB the past two seasons and Rollie will get one more year to show some of his talent on the football field.

16.) Tanner Russell (Kalispell Flathead) - LB - 5'10", 180 lbs.

Tanner is kind of the Balue Chapman of this class. He primarily played DE last year mixed with some LB and he was a terror off the edge to the tune of 16 sacks and 1st-Team AA All-State honors. Tanner is tough to block due to his speed and quickness mixed with underrated physicality for a kid his size. Can he gain weight and maybe make a splash at LB in college? I think so but probably not at the FCS level.

17.) Hank Dunn (Eureka) - QB/S - 6'0", 160 lbs.

Hank took over QB duties last year at Eureka after two straight championship seasons with Garrett Graves...and Hank didn't disappoint. As a QB, he has a nice throwing motion and solid arm. He's a good athlete so he has some dual-threat ability. As a safety, Hank can run and cover the back end like a top safety. If Hank adds weight, he will be a sleeper to pay attention to this fall.

18.) Liam Haffey (Missoula Loyola) - OL - 6'4", 255 lbs.

Liam is still raw as a tackle but he's got good feet (watch him play basketball). He's a good athlete who moves well for a kid his size. He just needs more technical development as an offensive lineman. Not to just compare players from the same school but Liam has a lot of similar traits to former Loyola lineman Joe McElroy. UM/MSU has there eye on him and will likely want to see how he does in camp this summer.

19.) Francis Werk (Malta) - OL - 6'6", 285 lbs.

Francis is easily the biggest lineman recruit in this class which automatically gives him extra attention as a recruit because schools will always recruit "big". He played center last year for Malta and showed some really good push in the run game, especially one-on-one matchups. He will need some work in pass pro but it honestly feels like the kid hasn't grown into his body yet. If you get him into a weight training program and develop him for a few years, you could have yourself a diamond in the rough. Again, it will come down to how he does in camps if he attends them this summer.

20.) Cody Asbeck (Fairview) - WR/DB - 5'10", 160 lbs.

Cody is a scat-back type player from Fairview. He's been super-productive for the Warriors since he got on the field a few years ago and he does a lot of good things as a receiver, runner, and corner. Cody's best chance to prove he belongs is to get to a camp this summer because I think he has the ability to compete against the best in Montana.
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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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15.) Rollie Worster (Missoula Hellgate) - ATH - 6'3", 205 lbs.

Rollie is 100% a basketball player and is already a two-time MT Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year. He's also a Griz basketball verbal. But as a football player, he has a lot of versatility and earned 1st-Team AA All-State honors at safety last year. He's been Hellgate's QB the past two seasons and Rollie will get one more year to show some of his talent on the football field.

I think this was Rollie’s first Gotorade POY.


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LTown Cat wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:55 am
15.) Rollie Worster (Missoula Hellgate) - ATH - 6'3", 205 lbs.

Rollie is 100% a basketball player and is already a two-time MT Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year. He's also a Griz basketball verbal. But as a football player, he has a lot of versatility and earned 1st-Team AA All-State honors at safety last year. He's been Hellgate's QB the past two seasons and Rollie will get one more year to show some of his talent on the football field.

I think this was Rollie’s first Gotorade POY.
You are correct sir. Thought I read it in a recent sports article that he was a two-time GPOY. My apologies to Mr. Sam Beighle!


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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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VimSince03 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:00 am
LTown Cat wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:55 am
15.) Rollie Worster (Missoula Hellgate) - ATH - 6'3", 205 lbs.

Rollie is 100% a basketball player and is already a two-time MT Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year. He's also a Griz basketball verbal. But as a football player, he has a lot of versatility and earned 1st-Team AA All-State honors at safety last year. He's been Hellgate's QB the past two seasons and Rollie will get one more year to show some of his talent on the football field.

I think this was Rollie’s first Gotorade POY.
You are correct sir. Thought I read it in a recent sports article that he was a two-time GPOY. My apologies to Mr. Sam Beighle!
I'm sure he will be a two-timer thanks to his "redshirt" 8th grade year where he took a year off of school and focused on basketball :lol:


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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

Post by tdub » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:34 pm

#16 - Tanner Russell: My guess is he’ll wrestle at the next level if he so chooses.
#17 - Hank Dunn: Very good baseball player and wrestler as well. My guess would be baseball. Great kid.


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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

Post by Hi-Line Bobcat » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:11 pm

catatac wrote:
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Quick summary of the Top 10:

1.) Carson Rostad (Hamilton) - QB - 6'3", 205 lbs.

The ace prospect of this class and the best QB to come out of the state in years. He's also a very good safety which should boost his recruiting stock even higher. Carson will compete in the top QB camps this spring and summer to see if he can garner an offer from a Power 5 school. If not, he will likely be a Griz due to family connections. The Griz have also recruited him very hard and lets face it, they aren't that deep at QB once Sneed graduates. You insert Carson into that room in 2020 and the Griz may have a potential 4-year starter at the position starting in 2021.

2.) Jaxon Lee (Missoula Sentinel) - WR/DB - 6'1", 175 lbs.

A kid who grew up in Belgrade before moving to Philipsburg with his family for high school. Jaxon has transferred to Missoula Sentinel for the spring semester and will be fully eligible to compete in all sports for the Spartans starting with football this fall. As football player, he makes plays everywhere. You can develop him at each WR spot or either safety spot in college. Jaxon is a gamer and produced at an elite level his first three years. He's betting on himself to compete and star at the AA level his senior season. As of this date, the Cats have recruited him much harder than the Griz. But he will likely accept the best offer if the Griz throw their hat in the ring....which they likely will when Bobby gets a look at him during camp season.

3.) McCade O'Reilly (Bozeman) - FB/LB - 6'0", 205 lbs.

A bruising fullback/linebacker from Bozeman who took over for Joe Olson last year when Olson went down for the year with an injury. McCade is the younger brother of Payton (Miami of Ohio) and Callahan (MSU). He's stockier than his two older brothers but his tape is more similar to Payton's than Callahan's. McCade is also a damn good wrestler and he has positional value for two Montana teams who want to use fullbacks and/or develop homegrown talent at LB. If the Cats offer, McCade will likely stay home.

4.) DeMarcus Carr (Billings West) - RB - 5'11", 195 lbs.

The best pure RB in the state, DeMarcus displays a great mix of balance, speed, and vision when running the rock. He has a bunch of traits every college coach should want in a high school RB. Carr does not have position versatility which may hurt his value when a team doesn't like a part of his game as a RB. But he can clearly add value as a runner in multiple offensive schemes at the next level. Either in-state school would be a good fit for him.

5.) Hayden Ferguson (Helena High) - LB - 6'2", 195 lbs.

Productive, 1st-team All-State player from a solid Helena High team last year. Hayden played a hybrid OLB/SS role last year and also blitzed off the edge a bunch. He's slated to be the Bengal's starting QB next year so I don't know how much defense he will play. Regardless, Hayden will likely get recruited primarily at LB. Similar athlete to a kid like Garrett Graves.

6.) Max Anderson (Kalispell Flathead) - OL - 6'4", 275 lbs.

Max is the best center and interior lineman in the state. He doesn't have elite technique similar to Holden Sampson last year but he does have a high football IQ and plenty of size to move bodies. Max understands the importance of body positioning when opening up running lanes on the interior of the offensive line. Both in-state schools should be doing what they can to add him to their o-line rooms.
Max has that "future captain" vibe to him.


7.) Hank Rugg (Frenchtown) - DE/LB - 6'3", 190 lbs.

Hank has some of the best junior film of any kid in the class. He has a bounding, high-knee running style and a physical demeanor on the football field. Hank isn't as big as Derek Marks was in high scool but their tape is very similar. Hank gets up field quickly with a good burst off the line as a DE and does a lot of good things as a TE either blocking or receiving. Obviously, 180-190 lbs. won't play as a TE or DE in college but Hank will likely add the proper weight to be more heavily recruited by the two in-state schools. I like his versatility and he's a kid who gives max effort on every play. Also a 4.0 student.

8.) Parker Johnston (Helena Capital) - WR - 6'0", 165 lbs.

Parker has kind of been a late-bloomer as a football player but everyone knew eventually the athleticism would come. His older siblings are/were star basketball players at the college and his entire family has an athletic pedigree. However, Parker earns it on the football field by being a great route-runner and technician at the receiver position. I'm banking on him having a big senior year to solidify his status as a top player in this class. Again, another player with direct Griz ties.

9.) Aaron Richards (Butte Central) - DL - 6'3", 230 lbs.

Aaron is a brute on the offensive and defensive line for Butte Central and has been All-State since his sophomore season. I see him more as an interior defensive lineman. His technique needs a lot of work on both sides of the line but he gets by usually by being the biggest, toughest kid on the field. What concerns me with Aaron is I feel he could be the in the conversation as the best player in this class...if he wanted to be. I want to see a more dominant player his senior season. Regardless, he should receive recruitment interest. His family has direct football Griz ties.

10.) Tommy Mellot (Butte) - QB - 6'0", 180 lbs.

Tommy doesn't have the same production or skillset as Carson Rostad but he can throw the football with the best. He showed solid dual-threat ability as a runner his junior season which should help his recruitment as a college QB. Tommy needs to reduce the turnovers and one-read throws his senior season. I'm expecting a big year from him and Tommy needs one to solidify his status as a top football prospect.
Great info VIM, thanks for posting. You should be like a scout, or recruiting coordinator or something. You're good at it.
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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

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21.) Asher Croy (Huntley Project) - RB - 6'0", 210 lbs.

A workhouse back from Worden, MT. In the shadow of Blake Counts record year, Asher ran for 2,173 yards and 32 touchdowns in 10 games last year. If Huntley would've won two more games (which would have made them state champs), Asher may be holding that season record. Asher runs hard north/south and is physical after contact. Speed will be the question with Asher being a FCS recruit but he will be a top NAIA recruit, at the least.

22.) Jaden Bienvenue (Billings West) - OL/DL - 6'2", 255 lbs.

Jaden is an intriguing prospect. He plays with a ton of energy and physicality on the interior of the offensive/defensive line. Jaden has a long mane of hair which adds some personality to the way he plays. Per an article on the Billings West 2018 OL (http://406mtsports.com/high-school/foot ... 55dea.html), Jaden was said to be the most vocal of the group and likes to turn up the heavy metal in the weight room. Kind of sounds like a kid you want playing in the trenches right? I'm keeping my eye on his recruitment.

23.) Trey Yates (Colstrip) - DL - 6'1", 230 lbs.

Tucker's little bro. A ton of similarities between the two. Trey is a little slimmer and he actually played some DE his junior year for Colstrip. He is a champion-level wrestler in the heavyweight class. Trey isn't quite as dominant as his brother was but there are tools to develop. Will be interesting to see how he gets recruited.

24.) Tucker Jones (Hamilton) - FB/LB - 5'10", 190 lbs.

A versatile athlete who lined up at RB, WR, and TE in Hamilton's offense last year. On defense, he's a solid outside linebacker who moves well.
Tucker will have an increased role on both sides of the ball for Hamilton this fall and will get plenty of opportunities to shine his senior year.


25.) Kameron Moreno (Butte) - RB - 5'8", 190 lbs.

Kameron is your classic short, stocky RB who is tough as nails. He won the 2019 State AA Wrestling Title in the 205 lb. weight class, beating fellow football prospect McCade O'Reilly. As a RB, he's got good feet and balance. His future may be on the wrestling mat but Kameron will be looked at as a RB prospect this fall.

26.) Jess Bellows (Miles City) - WR/DB - 5'10", 160 lbs.

Jess is another slot receiver prospect with a ton of quickness. He can run jet motion with the best in this class and can be dangerous on the deep ball. Jess can also play some corner. He's another kid who could really move up boards if he shines at camps this summer.

27.) Jake Kindel (Eureka) - FB/LB - 6'0", 205 lbs.

If you want a FB this year, there are a handful in this class to go get. Jake is definitely one of them. He's been Class B All-State since his sophomore season and is a physical presence on both sides of the ball for Eureka. As a MLB, he comes downhill hard against the run. As a RB, he prefers to lower the shoulder instead of going east/west. Jake also has good hands out of the backfield as a receiver so there is versatility to his game. I expect Jake to show really well at camps this summer and jump up boards to potentially getting an offer from UM/MSU. Bobby and Jeff like to recruit H-backs so Jake should get attention.

28.) Journey Grimsrud (Huntley Project) - OL/DL - 6'3", 235 lbs.

I really like the way Journey plays guard. He has a good stance and fires off the ball well. As a pass blocker, I like how he anchors against bigger defensive lineman and widens out his feet to establish a solid base. He's the primary puller in Huntley's scheme and he shows good technique. If Journey was just a little bigger, he would be higher on this initial list. He's also a good wrestler so I will definitely track his senior year. There may be some defensive line in his future as well.

29.) Kadyn Craigle (Helena Capital) - FB/LB - 5'10", 185 lbs.

Kadyn is slated to have a big year for Capital on both sides of the ball this fall. Like Jake Kindel, Kadyn gets downhill and looks for contact but he shows underrated athleticism in the open field. He's got a little Chad Newell to his game as a runner because he can one-cut-juke guys at the second level. As a LB, he does a decent job of shedding blocks and wrapping up ball carriers. Like most of these RB/LB prospect in this range, speed will likely be the biggest deterrent to Kadyn getting recruited by UM/MSU. But he's intriguing based on his junior film.

30.) Finnegan Davis (Red Lodge) - RB - 5'10", 180 lbs.

Finnegan is the dude in Red Lodge's offense. Whether taking direct snaps from the Wildcat, going in motion, or just getting a standard handoff, the Rams feed him the ball in a variety of ways. I like Finnegan's balance running between the tackles and he has a good feel for how blocks are developing in front of him. There's some Logan Jones in his game and he will have a big opportunity at camps this summer.
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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

Post by mslacatfan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:46 am

another Yates popping up on that list is intriguing...………


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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

Post by HiLineCat » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:49 pm

You know we have to sign a kid named Hayden Ferguson. Does anyone know if he is related to "The" Hayden Ferguson?



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HiLineCat wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:49 pm
You know we have to sign a kid named Hayden Ferguson. Does anyone know if he is related to "The" Hayden Ferguson?
Ha! I was wondering the same thing.

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Re: Montana Recruits 2020

Post by bobcat99 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:44 am

Croy gives me Cody Kirk flashbacks.

Kid is at the most 17, and he's a 200+ lb RB that's part of the 1000 club. Get me kids like that on the team. At the least, a good ST's player.



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