Meet the New Griz Football Ground Pounder
The Montana football team has added depth and power in the backfield, signing Washington State running back Alijah Lee to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Griz in the fall season.
Lee, who stands at 5-foot-6 but checks in at just under 200 pounds, comes to Montana after three seasons in Pullman, appearing in 12 games for the 8-5 Cougars in his redshirt-sophomore year. He will join the Griz with two years of eligibility remaining.
“We needed an older guy that has some experience in big games,” said Montana head coach Bob Stitt. “He’s an elusive, powerful back who can get the ball and make someone miss, but also get the tough yards when you need it.” A product of Venice High School in Los Angeles, Calif., Alijah is pals with former Griz basketball great Kareem Jamar.
Our thanks to good friend Eric Taber, sports information department at UM for the heads up. Montana opens the 2017 season at home on September 2 against Valparaiso in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.