HAMILTON – The Montana Grizzlies have big plans for the 2019 football season. But they’re also looking beyond next year. Hamilton star quarterback Carson Rostad has given a verbal commitment to play for the Griz, becoming the first recruit of UM’s 2020 class.
Beyond excited to commit to the University of Montana for football!!!🐻🏈 pic.twitter.com/k0XtTpiSyI
— Carson Rostad (@Carson_rostad3) June 22, 2019
Rostad won the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year last season as a junior. He became the first non-Class AA player in the past decade to win the award.
In three years as a starter, Rostad has already broken the Class A career record for touchdown passes, according to Class A stat historian Brian A. Reed. Last year the junior tossed for 2,794 yards and 43 scores, with just six interceptions.
Rostad still has another year with the Broncs to set even more records. But he knew right away where he wanted to go in college, so he announced his decision early.
“I just didn’t want to wait,” explained Rostad. “I thought it was the perfect fit. I’ve always been a giant Griz fan, and I just love it here. It will be really cool to have my family and friends be able to drive up and watch the games. I’ve never really wanted to get too far away from home.”
Rostad can now set his sights on his senior season, and the goal of a state championship. He has led Hamilton to runner-up finishes in Class A each of the past two years.