For the last few months, I have referred to Auburn (Wash.) Mountainview QB Gresch Jensen as “the top QB without an offer”. Not only is he now offered, but wasted no time in committing to the University of Montana.
“It was a big day for me, really exciting,” Jensen told Northwest Elite Index. “It’s one of those topics you discuss when growing up on the football field and spending endless hours training and working hard to prepare for the next level. Getting an offer is really a tribute to my coaches, teammates, trainers, and family members.”
Jensen attended junior day in Missoula back in March, but the offer came about 10 days after attending a camp at the University, and Jensen couldn’t be happier about his commitment.
“What made me commit to Montana was my ability to connect with Coach Stitt, and his coaching staff. Coach Stitt runs a high powered offense, providing a lot of quarterback options, which fits well with my quarterback style. It will be fun to play under his offense and continue to develop as a player and person. I also have a lot of family within close proximity to watch me play, so that will be exciting.
“The Missoula community was outstanding and very supportive. This was evident when I made the commitment, current Griz teammates messaged me welcoming me to the team and Griz fans did as well. I am looking forward to being a part of the Missoula atmosphere and will work hard, with my teammates, to represent UM and bring national titles back to Griz Nation.”
With recruiting in the rear window, Jensen can now put his full focus to his senior season, one that will come with high expectations, as the Lions appears to be one of the state’s top 3A teams.
“The remainder of the off-season I will spend focusing on my high school team and try to bring home the state championship,” Jensen said. “We have a great group of coaches and talented players, so I am really looking forward to my senior year. I will continue to enhance my skills to get bigger, faster, stronger, and perfect my craft.”
You’d be hard pressed to find a more likable athlete than Gresch Jensen. From the first time I met him, to when I saw him at the RDAF Showcase on Sunday, he always has a smile on his face, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is smiling right now.
Look for more about Gresch and his teammates in the coming weeks when we start our 2015 team previews.