Vim's 2021 Montana High School Recruiting List

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Players I consider "full-ride" in 2021 (no specific order):
Kenneth Eiden IV of Bozeman (kitten legacy) - 6'0", 230 lbs. - DE (kitten verbal)
Dylan Rollins of Missoula Sentinel (kitten legacy) - 6'5", 250 lbs. - OT (Griz Offer)
Junior Bergen of Billings Senior - 5'10", 150 lbs. - WR/CB (Griz Offer)
--Jace Klucewich of Missoula Sentinel 5'10", 160 lbs. - WR/S (Griz Verbal)
Neil Daily of Billings West - 6'3", 200 lbs. - TE/OLB (kitten verbal)
--Kellen Detrick of Havre - 6'3", 210 lbs. - TE/DE (Griz Verbal)
Elijah Reynolds of Red Lodge - 6'3", 210 lbs. - TE (kitten verbal)

Players I consider "partial scholarship" in 2021 (no specific order):
Camren Spencer of Bozeman - 6'1", 235 lbs. - C/DT (Mont Western Verbal)
JaQuawhann Booth of Billings Central - 5'10", 300 lbs. - DT
Jace Fitzgerald of Dillon (kitten legacy) - 6'2", 195 lbs. - WR/S (kitten verbal)
Mayson Phipps of Glasgow - 6'2", 250 lbs. - DL
John Brown of Bozeman - 6'3", 240 lbs. - OL
Tel Arthur of Frenchtown - 6'0", 215 lbs. - MLB
Jack Waddell of Laurel - 5'11", 150 lbs. - WR/CB
Soren Syvrud of Missoula Sentinel - 5'11", 190 lbs. - OLB
Kade Cutler of Drummond/Philipsburg - 6'0", 180 lbs. - S (kitten verbal)
Luke Fedyk of Bozeman - 6'0", 200 lbs. - WR/DE (kitten verbal)
Eli Aby of Laurel - 6'2", 185 lbs. - S (kitten Verbal)
Paul Brott of Billings West (kitten legacy)- 6'3", 205 lbs. - DE/TE (kitten verbal)

--Jake Olsen of Butte - 6'7", 220 lbs. - TE (Griz Verbal)

Players I would prioritize as PWOs (no specific order):
--Geno Leonard of Missoula Sentinel - 6'0", 215 lbs. - FB/MLB (Griz Verbal)
Ethan DeRoche of Great Falls High - 6'0", 250 lbs. - DT
Johnnie McClusky of Billings Senior - 5'10", 160 lbs. - DB
Jackson Willems of Billings Skyview - 6'1", 200 lbs. - LB
Sloan McPherson of Savage - 6'4", 230 lbs. - TE
Colter Janacaro of Missoula Big Sky (Griz legacy) - 5'11", 195 lbs. - RB
Brock Ping of Billings Central - 5'9", 190 lbs. - RB
Jace Fisher of Troy - 6'5", 310 lbs. - OL/DL (kitten Verbal)
--TJ Rausch of Missoula Sentinel - 6'3", 175 lbs. - WR (Griz Verbal)
Tate Bowler of Belgrade - 5'10", 155 lbs. - WR
Dylan Smith of Whitehall - 6'3", 220 lbs. - DE
Kade Strutz of Big Sandy - 6'0", 215 lbs. - RB/LB
Carter Lake of Hamilton - 6'0", 225 lbs. - OL/DL
Carson Hunter of Miles City - 5'10", 170 lbs. - QB/DB
Padraig Lang of Bozeman - 6'1", 190 lbs. - S (Griz Offer)
Brady Lang of Bozeman - 6'1", 170 lbs. - S (Griz Offer)
David Patterson of Libby - 6'1", 195 lbs. - TE/LB
Tyler Little of Helena Capital - 5'11", 220 lbs. - DT
Dylan Nieskens of Glasgow - 6'2", 200 lbs. - LB
Jacksen Burckley of Billings Senior - 6'4", 200 lbs. - WR
Tanner Payton of Billings Senior - 6'0", 265 lbs. - OL/DL
Donovan South of Missoula Sentinel - 6'0", 180 lbs. - RB/S
Jace Thompson of Fort Benton - 5'8", 165 lbs. - RB
Cormac Benn of Missoula Loyola - 6'0", 180 lbs. - WR/S
Jesse Lee of Glasgow - 6'1", 200 lbs. - RB/LB
JT Allen of Kalispell Glacier - 6'2", 190 lbs. - QB
Banner Cetraro of Butte - 6'1", 165 lbs. - WR
Kooper Oxarart of Malta - 6'2", 180 lbs. - S
Seth Norslein of Lewistown - 6'1", 185 lbs. - QB
Gabriel Delgatty of Manhattan - 6'3", 185 lbs. - WR
Michael Hupp of Dillon - 5'10", 175 lbs. - DB/RB
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I believe the Reynolds kid from Red Lodge is also a kitten verbal.....
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krammer wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:49 pm
I believe the Reynolds kid from Red Lodge is also a kitten verbal.....
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Jake Rendina Glacier Runningback should be on this list...

1200 yards rushing as a junior
Bobby Hauck 2008 (After beating the kittens)

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Paytonlives wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Jake Rendina Glacier Runningback should be on this list...

1200 yards rushing as a junior
Rendina is class of 2022.

Here is a few other ‘21 kids to keep an eye on that are not listed.
Brady Lang LB Bozeman
Jake Olson TE Butte High
JT Allen QB Kalispell Glacier
Rocco Beccari OL/DL Kalispell Glacier
Carson Bain OL/DL Bozeman
Shane Petrey S Missoula Loyola
Jacob Keim C/DT Bozeman
Nicholas Widhalm ATH Power
Brady Mounts RB/S Belgrade
Banner Centraro Butte High
Kooper Oxarart ATH Malta
Seth Norslien ATH Lewistown
Cormac Benn WR Missoula Loyola
Haiden Crews ATH Missoula Sentinel
Donovan South S Missoula Sentinel
Winslow Perry OL/DL Bozeman
Jesse Lee ATH Glasgow
Gunnar Ward ATH Joliet
Jordan Jones QB Bozeman
Carson Hunter QB Miles City
Soren Syvrud DE/LB Missoula Sentinel
Austin Wilson S Wolf Point
Jace Thompson RB Fort Benton
Chuck Braverock OL/DL Brownin
Brooks Talbot LB Bozeman
Dylan Fedyk ATH Bozeman
Gabriel Delgatty ATH Manhattan
Ryan Neil ATH Butte High
Nolan White LB Kalispell Glacier
Michael Hupp ATH Dillon
Camden Casper K Billings Central
Tyson Rostad ATH Hamilton
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man, what has happened to Great Falls HS football?

Back in my day they were the juggernauts of the state year after year....
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:26 am
man, what has happened to Great Falls HS football?

Back in my day they were the juggernauts of the state year after year....
Good question (although in my day it was CMR). I graduated with Mike Murphy and Justin Hartman and there were several other good athletes the years I was there and previous years. It just seems there isn't as many D-1 athletes here as there used to be. Glad the Griz have Bloemendaal and Ambeuhl.
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dirtysoup wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:23 am
AZGrizFan wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:26 am
man, what has happened to Great Falls HS football?

Back in my day they were the juggernauts of the state year after year....
Good question (although in my day it was CMR). I graduated with Mike Murphy and Justin Hartman and there were several other good athletes the years I was there and previous years. It just seems there isn't as many D-1 athletes here as there used to be. Glad the Griz have Bloemendaal and Ambeuhl.
Yes, CMR. I just meant Great Falls in general....
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:29 am
dirtysoup wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:23 am


Good question (although in my day it was CMR). I graduated with Mike Murphy and Justin Hartman and there were several other good athletes the years I was there and previous years. It just seems there isn't as many D-1 athletes here as there used to be. Glad the Griz have Bloemendaal and Ambeuhl.
Yes, CMR. I just meant Great Falls in general....
Yep, Great Falls schools in general were top dogs in my time (late 80's).

Butte lost to CMR in 86 State Champ (CMR 3-Peat)
Butte lost to Capital in 87 State Champ
Biutte lost to GF High in 88 Semi-Final (GF won State)
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Dominance by Great Falls schools: Championships

1980 AA .............................. Great Falls CMR 25-Flathead 0
1981 AA .................................... Butte 14-Great Falls CMR 6
1982 AA .......................Great Falls CMR 3-Helena Capital 0
1983 AA ........................... Great Falls 13-Great Falls CMR 3
1984 AA .................. Great Falls CMR 7-Missoula Sentinel 6
1985 AA ........................... Great Falls CMR 30-Great Falls 7
1986 AA .................................. Great Falls CMR 41-Butte 15
1987 AA ......................................Helena Capital 14-Butte 12
1988 AA ................................... Great Falls 9-Billings West 6
1989 AA ......................... Great Falls CMR 16-Great Falls 12
1990 AA ........................... Great Falls CMR 38-Great Falls 7
1991 AA ................................... Butte 34-Missoula Hellgate 7
1992 AA .................. Great Falls CMR 20-Helena Capital 11
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:29 am
dirtysoup wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:23 am


Good question (although in my day it was CMR). I graduated with Mike Murphy and Justin Hartman and there were several other good athletes the years I was there and previous years. It just seems there isn't as many D-1 athletes here as there used to be. Glad the Griz have Bloemendaal and Ambeuhl.
Yes, CMR. I just meant Great Falls in general....
GF Public was also a powerhouse in the early seventies. I still have silver paint in my hair from a game or two against them. :lol:
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grizfan1984 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Paytonlives wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Jake Rendina Glacier Runningback should be on this list...

1200 yards rushing as a junior
Rendina is class of 2022.

Here is a few other ‘21 kids to keep an eye on that are not listed.
Jake Olson TE Butte High
Great additions, grizfan1984. You are SPOT ON.

TE/DE Olson was the 1st kid that popped into my mind. (And not just because he goes to my school) 6'7" 215 lbs, Athletic (starting, active Center in BB). He reminds me of the talented RS-SO Colton Curry, only Josh Olson isn't quite as pencil thin as Colton was in HS. Glad to see on the Griz roster it says Curry is finally up to 220. I see a lot of potential in Olson. BB is a possibility as well, his Dad Bob played BB for the Griz.

2020 AA State Semi-Final game hail marry TD catch just before halftime, versus defending state champions, Billings West Golden Bears:

https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/jake-o ... 458cfbb71b
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Jack Waddell from Laurel is being highly recruited by both schools. His family are big bobcat fans. But do have some Griz fans mixed in. Would be cool to have a kid from laurel on the Griz.
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IntuitiveGriz wrote:
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Dominance by Great Falls schools: Championships

1980 AA .............................. Great Falls CMR 25-Flathead 0
1981 AA .................................... Butte 14-Great Falls CMR 6
1982 AA .......................Great Falls CMR 3-Helena Capital 0
1983 AA ........................... Great Falls 13-Great Falls CMR 3
1984 AA .................. Great Falls CMR 7-Missoula Sentinel 6
1985 AA ........................... Great Falls CMR 30-Great Falls 7
1986 AA .................................. Great Falls CMR 41-Butte 15
1987 AA ......................................Helena Capital 14-Butte 12
1988 AA ................................... Great Falls 9-Billings West 6
1989 AA ......................... Great Falls CMR 16-Great Falls 12
1990 AA ........................... Great Falls CMR 38-Great Falls 7
1991 AA ................................... Butte 34-Missoula Hellgate 7
1992 AA .................. Great Falls CMR 20-Helena Capital 11
I graduated in ‘80 and just remember Great Falls schools (particularly CMR) dominating in EVERYTHING. Now they can’t even get a single player in the top 20-25 in the state?
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Brott has verballed to Cats.
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Watching the Bears 85 Superbowl Shuffle on NBC right now.

Reminds me of this 86 Bulldog Shuffle:
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Kenneth Eiden IV

Saw him live standing out in the 2019 State Championship in Butte, getting after the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in Butte QB Tommy Mellott for sacks and tackles for loss. Also he stood-out on the Bozeman offense, scoring a couple BIG receiving TDs (20 and 26 yards out).

This iis a can't miss star in college.



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Kenneth Eiden IV

Saw him live standing out in the 2019 State Championship in Butte, getting after the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in Butte QB Tommy Mellott for sacks and tackles for loss. Also he stood-out on the Bozeman offense, scoring a couple BIG receiving TDs (20 and 26 yards out).

This iis a can't miss star in college.



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Would be stunned if he stayed in-state. Unless he has a down senior year.

He has been to most of the Big 10 schools and several Pac-12 schools
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IntuitiveGriz wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Kenneth Eiden IV

Saw him live standing out in the 2019 State Championship in Butte, getting after the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in Butte QB Tommy Mellott for sacks and tackles for loss. Also he stood-out on the Bozeman offense, scoring a couple BIG receiving TDs (20 and 26 yards out).

This iis a can't miss star in college.



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Would be stunned if he stayed in-state. Unless he has a down senior year.

He has been to most of the Big 10 schools and several Pac-12 schools
No offers though, and he might be too small for P5 schools. Pretty tough for a P5 school to offer an undersized DE from MT that's not a freak athlete.

Sure hope he goes out of state though. Can't see how he isn't a Bobcat if he stays in state.
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Paytonlives wrote:
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IntuitiveGriz wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Kenneth Eiden I

Saw him live standing out in the 2019 State Championship in Butte, getting after the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in Butte QB Tommy Mellott for sacks and tackles for loss. Also he stood-out on the Bozeman offense, scoring a couple BIG receiving TDs (20 and 26 yards out).

This iis a can't miss star in college.



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Would be stunned if he stayed in-state. Unless he has a down senior year.

He has been to most of the Big 10 schools and several Pac-12 schools
Speaking of a bonafide star recruit that will be hard to keep in state is Kicker Casey Kauntzman.

I know it's light years away, but I would be flabbergasted if this MT HS class of 2022 recruit doesn't end up in the NFL.

SOPH year:

AA 1st Team All State

Montana Prep Football "AA Kicker of the Year"

64 of 70 PAT (91%)
6/8 FG (75%) Long 43

This bright kid (Mother a Dr.) has 2 more years in HS of practicing his butt off (he even has a setup in his back yard).

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