Montana receiver has Huskies' attention

Nick Dissly is a 6-4, 205-pound receiver prospect from Bozeman, Montana and he's a legit D1 prospect. Proof of that comes in his performance on the gridiron as a junior, where he earned All-State honors as a junior, despite only playing 7 games. Teams from the Pac-10 and Mountain West conferences are paying attention to Dissly's senior season, while the Montana schools are already on Nick's bandwagon. They want him.

"I use my size to go up and get the ball," Nick told about what separates him from the rest of the pack. His 4.5 40 and 36-inch vertical jump clearly put Dissly in the category of 'elite athlete' when it comes to talking about the best football players in the state. Bozeman High has already played three games this year, and have a 2-1 record to show for it. For himself, Dissly has 24 grabs for 435 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also has 2 rushes for 48 yards. "We are running a new offense this year. Last year it was more option-based, like the offense Georgia Southern runs. Now it's more pro-style."

In May Nick heard from Colorado State, Wyoming, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington, but no school stepped up with a scholarship offer at the time. "I talked to Coach (Bobby) Hauck and he told me that he likes me as a big guy that can catch the ball, like a tight end-type, but faster, more like an H-back," Dissly said.

The Washington defensive backs coach tried to call Nick on September 1st, but Dissly wasn't around. "I was gone and I haven't been able to get back to him yet," he said. Now Nick has offers from Montana and Montana State, and Oregon State also called in the past week or so. His leaders are Washington and Colorado State. "I went to the Colorado-Colorado State game in Denver. It was so sweet. It was ridiculous, actually."

Here are his thoughts about the Rams and Huskies.

Colorado State - "I went to their campus and really liked the college atmosphere there, the campus and the facilities."

Washington - "They have a big stadium and they have a top-25 team every year. Plus I like Coach Hauck. He's a nice guy."

Visits aren't in the works yet. Dissly plans on taking those when his season is complete. Top Stories