Apopka, Fla.-- Ed Montilus was hoping his performance at an Auburn football camp for junior prospects would lead to a scholarship offer. That happened for the class of 2018 prospect from Apopka High School this week.
“The camp went real well,” he told Inside the Auburn Tigers.” I fought through my foot injury. I did great, I guess. I stayed on my blocks and did well enough.”
Montilus decided to work out for the Auburn staff, going through drills with offensive line coach Herb Hand, despite being less than full speed after hurting his foot prior to the camp. “He said I did really good,” said the offensive tackle who got a scholarship offer from Hand.
Auburn is now recruiting a pair of offensive tackles on the Apopka High team. Another junior who attended the camp with Montilus, William Barnes, also has caught Auburn’s attention and received a scholarship offer.
At six-foot-three, 296 pounds, Montilus has wrestled and played basketball, but notes he will concentrate on playing only football for his junior season. Still just 16 years old, he is expected to get bigger by the time he is ready for college football.
Also with offers from Miami, Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, Montilus moved to the United States from Haiti when he was six years old. He has been playing football since he was 12.
The lineman looked comfortable at the Auburn camp competing against other talented juniors. “I really liked it,” he said of the experience. “There were a lot of good players and it is good to be challenged.”