Jason Scrempos, a defensive lineman from the University of Washington, has joined Montana State as a graduate transfer, Bobcats head coach Jeff Choate announced Thursday in a press release.

Originally from Milpitas, California, Scrempos redshirted at UW in 2015 and played on the Huskies’ defensive line from 2016-18. Scrempos played in eight games, recording a tackle against BYU in 2018. He was a MaxPreps All-Northern California selection as a senior at Milpitas High in 2014. He was the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2014, leading his league in sacks and finishing with 55 tackles. He notched a dozen sacks with 99 total tackles as a junior. Scrempos also earned honorable mention all-league honors in basketball and threw the shot and discus for the track team.

“Jason played on Pac-12 championship teams at the University of Washington,” Choate said in the press release. “We expect him to have an immediate impact for us, and solidify the interior defensive line. He’s 6-6, 300 pounds, and he can play the nose or tackle. Jason played at a high level in high school and is familiar with our system, and he adds immediate pop to our defense. We’re very excited to add Jason to our program.”

Scrempos comes to MSU with one season of eligibility remaining and joins a defense with fellow Washington transfers in buck end Bryce Sterk and defensive lineman Amandre Williams.