WORDEN -- Huntley Project’s Journey Grimsrud is a soft-spoken kid off the football field, but when he straps the pads on, he can get nasty. That’s one of the traits that led to his recent commitment to continue his football career at the University of Montana.
“He’s an outstanding young man. The little I can watch of him right now, he’s the real deal. He’s a football player. He’s an athlete,” Huntley Project head coach Jay Santy said of Grimsrud. “He’s quiet, but just his actions out here are providing great leadership for everybody. I can’t wait to see him on Friday night lights. I think he’s going to tear some stuff up.”
Grimsrud didn’t grow up a Griz fan, though. He was on the other side his entire life, and even admitted to nearly committing to Montana State. Grimsrud, however, attended a Montana team camp this summer and met coaches Shann and Jace Schillinger.
“The Schillingers got a hold of me and we just started talking,” Grimsrud said. “Their coaching staff. I absolutely loved them. Their facilities – their weight room and locker room, I haven’t seen anything like it.”
Grimsrud joins Hamilton’s Carson Rostad, Missoula Sentinel’s Jaxon Lee and Kalispell Glacier’s Drew Deck in Montana’s 2020 recruiting class.
“I’m stoked to go on to the next level where everything is more serious. Everybody there has the same mindset as me – to compete and to work hard," Grimsrud said.