The Perfect Fit
When it comes to 5A football in the Treasure Valley, the Capital Eagles are king of the mountain in tradition and consistent success on the field. With that being said, they are most likely going to be the #1 team in Idaho all year long in the fall which comes with a lot of pressure among many other things. So it shouldn't surprise us that their signal caller, Makena Simis, just committed to play football at Montana in the fall of 2013 despite many question marks currently surrounding the program.
When I had Makena on the show yesterday, it was easy to tell that he has a good head on his shoulders and is on the right path when it comes to life in general as well as his football career. Thats why his early commitment to play football at Montana makes sense in many different ways. We all know and understand the pressure of senior year in High School. Many decisions have to be made including what college you will be attending the following year. For athletes, that decision becomes more strenuous especially when you have to mull a decision during the season and Simis can now play football freely this fall which will definitely enhance the chances of Capital bringing home yet another 5A State Championship.
If there ever was a reason to question the quick decision from Simis, (it was his first offer) it would be because of the uncertainty that involves the Montana football program. With NCAA investigations and violations pending, it makes some question the stability of the program for the future. One of the biggest reasons why Simis chose Montana was because of the familiarity he had with the offense, but if the coaching staff changes by next season, will the offense stay the same?
No matter what happens with the Montana program over the next 12 months, Simis made the right call to join a program that has had more success than any other team at the FBS level and he will definitely get his opportunity to play once he arrives in Missoula. More importantly, Simis can now shift his entire focus to winning a 5A State Championship in the fall and thats trouble for the other teams in the state.