BOZEMAN — Brody Grebe has decided to stay with Choate.
After the former Melstone three-sport star decided to enroll at Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in the fall, Grebe signed a national letter of intent with the Montana State Bobcats football program Wednesday morning, choosing to play collegiately for head coach Jeff Choate.
"When I decided to go to Choate, I told (Montana State) I wanted to stay in touch," Grebe said of his recruitment. "I didn't know how long I would be out here and that there was a good chance I might want to come back. After coming out here, I realized how much I loved being in Montana. Even though I had some great opportunities out here, I felt like I would be happiest back home where I could play in front of my family."
Grebe chose Montana State over many offers from Ivy League schools, including Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. He is expected to play outside linebacker and wildcat quarterback for the Cats, a role Troy Andersen has pioneered over the past couple of years.
"I like to compare myself to him, even though he's a crazy good athlete," Grebe said. "We're both small-town Montana guys, going to come in as linebackers, have some athleticism, and are able to run the ball a little bit. So hopefully I can do what he does."
Many wondered which sport Grebe would choose to play in college. He starred on the basketball court, leading Melstone to the third-place State C trophy in the spring with dad Jason Grebe as the head coach. But Brody, who played high school football at Roundup as part of a co-op, said a strong football season at Choate made his decision.
"I felt like I had a higher ceiling in football," he said. "Coming out here playing football, I had a really good season. I just feel like I can have a better, longer career with football."
Grebe will transfer from Choate to Montana State starting this spring and participate in spring football practice.