Indiana, a state known for basketball and the Hoosiers. Also the home state for 6'4 181 pound freshman receiver Marq Rogers. So how did a guy with basketball roots end up playing football in Montana?
"Indiana is a basketball state so I grew up with a basketball mindset but things changed my sophomore year of high school and I wanted to play football. So my coaches contacted some Montana coaches and they sent me out for a visit. I came out for a visit last December and I loved it and I signed my letter of intent the next day," said Griz Wide Receiver Marq Rogers.
Rogers has come into camp and made an impression on his coaches and teammates with his play and his attitude.
"He's tall and athletic, very humble and very quiet. I think that gives him just as good a chance as any in terms of impressing our veterans because he's not trying to talk or do anything that's out of his realm. He's just trying to learn and be studious and he's been very impressive so far that way," said Wide Receivers Coach Torrey Meyers.
"With a frame like that how big he is and how athletic he looks, he's just a good kid so far and that's the most impressive part," said Senior Wide Receiver Cam Warren.
For Rogers and the other incoming freshman fall camp is a vital time for them to adjust to the speed of the game and learn the playbook.
"Fall camp is very important and I am new to this and there's a lot of new plays and everything but I think I will get it and I'm just so excited for the first game," said Rogers.
Because of his size and abilities Rogers may see significant time on the field as a true freshman, giving the Griz another deep and red zone threat.
"The fade route to the back of the end zone I love that route that's my favorite because the quarterback just throws it up there and lets me go get it, so I will do the best I can to go get it," said Rogers.