MISSOULA - A quarterback and a wide receiver have made verbal commitments to sign with the University of Montana football team.
D.J. Zapata, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback from San Marcos, Calif., confirmed Tuesday that he'll sign with the Griz. Zapata passed for 1,850 yards last fall at Mission Valley High.
Zapata says he made his decision after visiting Missoula the weekend of Jan. 16-17. He says he was also recruited by San Diego State, Washington State and Colorado State.
The Griz also have a commitment from Flathead High wide receiver Travis Andrus, who caught 57 passes for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. His father, Bart, played played quarterback at UM from 1978-1981 and was recently named the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Zapata and Andrus are among 15 players Montana is expected to sign beginning Feb. 4.