Montana State is fresh off a FCS National Championship berth in 2021 and have high expectations in Year 2 under head coach Brent Vigen. The Bobcats landed a major commitment for the Class of 2023 as running back Major Givens announced his commitment to Montana State on social media Friday morning.
Excited to announce my COMMITMENT to @MSUBobcats_FB!!! @CoachTWalker @KingJB01 @TheRightCats @GregBiggins @CanyonSteele @PhillipGivens2 @jvatheformula @CoachPatArinze #BobcatBuilt #GoCatsGo pic.twitter.com/tmlmntVSJY
— Major Givens ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MajorGivens2) August 5, 2022
Givens is a 3-star prospect out of Spring Valley, CA and currently ranks as the 85th best running back in the country. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back ranks as a Top-155 player in the state of California in the Class of 2023. Givens had an explosive season for Steele Canyon High School last season totaling over 1,500 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, and averaging over 5.5 yards per carry. As a sophomore Givens only saw action in six games, but still totaled over 700 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.
Givens announced his commitment to Montana State over offers from Air Force, Army, Campbell, and multiple other FCS programs. Givens was named RB MVP at the ESPN 300 Elite Underclassmen Camp this offseason, which saw some of the top Class of 2023 and 2024 prospects compete against each other. He shows excellent patience with the ball in his hands, but has an explosive burst when he hits the hole and has the ability to produce an explosive gain on any given play. His open field speed is impressive and he has the ability to make defenders miss in one-on-one situations.
Montana State will have to replace FCS All-American running back Isaiah Ifanse after this season and Givens will be able to compete for early playing time for the Bobcats. He will have to overcome some talented running backs including sophomore Elijah Elliott and former IMG Academy RB Nolan Iverson. The Bobcats have 4 commitments in the Class of 2023, which ranks 138th in the country after the commitment of Givens.