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Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:59 am
Great news. I had my doubts when he picked up an Air Force offer.
I think this kid will be a player.
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Eiden just committed to Cats. Good pick up for them.
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Eiden just committed to Cats. Good pick up for them.
I'm ecstatic.

I said on BN I think we can thank Covid for this one. Don't think we land him if all is normal in the world this summer and coming fall.
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Eiden just committed to Cats. Good pick up for them.
I'm ecstatic.

I said on BN I think we can thank Covid for this one. Don't think we land him if all is normal in the world this summer and coming fall.
Yea I think you’re onto something. Similar to the limited number of FCS kids who got drafted, not being able to show out at summer team camps probably helped Cats here. Good player for sure.
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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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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
Still a lot of good players on the board. I’m just happy we got Klucewich and Detrick. Eiden going to the cats hurts, but the crown jewel is still on the board. (Probably not going to either school though).
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Eiden, who's Dad played for the Cats, has been going to Cats games since he was 5 and said the Cats were his first choice.

"I’m really excited to be a Bobcat, I want to be a Bobcat, they’re my first choice, they have everything I want," Eiden said. "I really like the coaches, I think it will be a great opportunity for me and I’m super excited to be here and I don’t see myself going anywhere else."

Although the, on the short side, pass rusher attended some big camps and toured their facilities -- the best offers he received were three from the BSC...Mt State, Montana, and Northern Arizona.

He will be a great player in the Big Sky. Glad he's not taller...
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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
It’s one of those years where the best players are ‘Scat legacy players....ces’t la vie....
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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
You can bet the farm that the 6'7" 235 TE that was a major factor (especially in blocking) in the AA State Runner-Ups finish is a top MT FCS recruit; Jake Olson. Great bloodlines, his Dad started well over 100 basketball games, at Center, for the Griz.
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Ursus1 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:39 pm
For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
You can bet the farm that the 6'7" 235 TE that was a major factor (especially in blocking) in the AA State Runner-Ups finish is a top MT FCS recruit; Jake Olson. Great bloodlines, his Dad started well over 100 basketball games, at Center, for the Griz.
Currently looks like MSU offering a full ride, UM offering a partial.
“He has the physical ability, plus that intangible you can’t coach — leadership skill,” Reid said. “You can’t always find it. But you feel lucky when you find someone who has it. He has it all. He’s Dave Dickenson — one of greatest quarterbacks we’ve had here — in a bigger, stronger, more athletic body. That’s Travis Lulay.”
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Very interesting he only had a few offers. I would have thought most the Big Sky would have been after him at least:

From the Chronicle:

Eiden received potential offers from Montana, UC Davis, Northern Arizona, University of Pennsylvania and Montana Tech.
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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
Meh. 4 of those 7 are kids that Vim himself said are partial scholly players. Those really do become a crap shoot. Some work out to be amazing. Others not so much. I truly feel on any given year there are only 7-8 kids tops in MT who are legitimate D1 type Griz or Cats or FBS players. Let’s see how it all shakes out with those 7-8.
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You can bet the farm that the 6'7" 235 TE that was a major factor (especially in blocking) in the AA State Runner-Ups finish is a top MT FCS recruit; Jake Olson. Great bloodlines, his Dad started well over 100 basketball games, at Center, for the Griz.
Currently looks like MSU offering a full ride, UM offering a partial.
Yeah, correct.

Griz were first to offer Jake Olson, which was a full tuition offer.

Cats, about a few weeks later, offered a Full Ride in early August.

Whomever lands Olson will be getting a beast/weapon, especially after 5 years in college football lifting program.

Jake Olson 53 yard TD reception in AA Championship:

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By the way, I believe Jake Olson is closer to 6'8".

His Dad is a light post at 6'10".

And Jake is a standout basketball player. Just think of him rebounding the football between the white lines when he's split out, defenders have no chance. Zip, Zich and Nada.

Plus he enjoys blocking. He'll be like another Tackle when he's an inline tight end.

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Eiden, who's Dad played for the Cats, has been going to Cats games since he was 5 and said the Cats were his first choice.

"I’m really excited to be a Bobcat, I want to be a Bobcat, they’re my first choice, they have everything I want," Eiden said. "I really like the coaches, I think it will be a great opportunity for me and I’m super excited to be here and I don’t see myself going anywhere else."

Although the, on the short side, pass rusher attended some big camps and toured their facilities -- the best offers he received were three from the BSC...Mt State, Montana, and Northern Arizona.

He will be a great player in the Big Sky. Glad he's not taller...
If he were taller, he wouldn’t be a Big Sky Conference player. He would be FBS. Has everything but the height measurable for the big schools.
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Eiden, who's Dad played for the Cats, has been going to Cats games since he was 5 and said the Cats were his first choice.

"I’m really excited to be a Bobcat, I want to be a Bobcat, they’re my first choice, they have everything I want," Eiden said. "I really like the coaches, I think it will be a great opportunity for me and I’m super excited to be here and I don’t see myself going anywhere else."

Although the, on the short side, pass rusher attended some big camps and toured their facilities -- the best offers he received were three from the BSC...Mt State, Montana, and Northern Arizona.

He will be a great player in the Big Sky. Glad he's not taller...
If he were taller, he wouldn’t be a Big Sky Conference player. He would be FBS. Has everything but the height measurable for the big schools.
I whole-heartedly agree.

Eiden is thick (especially lower body) with a great motor.

Just lacks the taller frame that FBS covets and displays.
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HookedonGriz wrote:
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For those keeping score....of VIMS scholarship level players from Montana, Current score: Cats 7 Griz 2
Meh. 4 of those 7 are kids that Vim himself said are partial scholly players. Those really do become a crap shoot. Some work out to be amazing. Others not so much. I truly feel on any given year there are only 7-8 kids tops in MT who are legitimate D1 type Griz or Cats or FBS players. Let’s see how it all shakes out with those 7-8.
To piggyback on my previous statement, I just listened to a Tootell and Nuanez episode discussing the in-state recruiting battle. They stated pretty much what I said here, that there are probably 6 blue-chip MT recruits.....Eiden, Daily, Detrick, Klucewich, Rollins, and Bergen. The Cats and Griz each have 2 of these guys committed. Rollins has a good chance to go FBS but could end up with the Cats as his brother went there and family ties. Bergen could go either way I suppose, I’m not sure. If a team lands both or either of them, then they have the advantage.
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Meh. 4 of those 7 are kids that Vim himself said are partial scholly players. Those really do become a crap shoot. Some work out to be amazing. Others not so much. I truly feel on any given year there are only 7-8 kids tops in MT who are legitimate D1 type Griz or Cats or FBS players. Let’s see how it all shakes out with those 7-8.
To piggyback on my previous statement, I just listened to a Tootell and Nuanez episode discussing the in-state recruiting battle. They stated pretty much what I said here, that there are probably 6 blue-chip MT recruits.....Eiden, Daily, Detrick, Klucewich, Rollins, and Bergen. The Cats and Griz each have 2 of these guys committed. Rollins has a good chance to go FBS but could end up with the Cats as his brother went there and family ties. Bergen could go either way I suppose, I’m not sure. If a team lands both or either of them, then they have the advantage.
Totally agree with you HookedonGriz, as usual.

I'm going to throw in TE Jake Olson as well at lucky number 7. I am a little biased of course... But one doesn't have the #1 offense in the state, with 2 +1,000 yard rushers without a good TE. They don't keep blocking stats.

Developmentally speaking in college, I feel Olson's ceiling , with his height and athletiism, is very high. Much like everyone has anticipated Curry to become.
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