On the Record: Sam Montgomery

How does he feel about the recent coaching change at Clemson? Which state would the prize recruit like to visit?

DE Sam Montgomery Profile

Recently the nation's No. 7 defensive end was named to the Sandlapper squad of the Shrine Bowl.

"It felt like a great honor. I was excited. I still have to finish the season with Greenwood and see if we can win the state championship," said Montgomery.

The Palmetto state standout led Greenwood to another victory last week.

"This week we won against Wren. I am playing defensive tackle now. They have played me everywhere this year except where I will be playing next year," said Montgomery.

"It has gotten me tougher playing defensive tackle. Defensive tackle is like playing defensive end except your opponents are bigger. You have the same block reads. It will get me tougher. Playing linebacker is the most physical position. You make contact on each play."

In early January the Greenwood standout will head to Orlando to participate in the Under-Armour All American game.

"I hope they will be sending us some information soon. I am still planning on rooming with J.K.," said Montgomery.

When asked about his favorites, Montgomery responded, "I don't have a top five or anything. I still have a top 10. Well actually add all three of the Florida schools in there so I guess I have a top 13."

So which schools stand out to him right now aside from the in-state schools LSU and North Carolina?

"I really like Miami. I have asked my coach to check with the three Florida schools to see if they are still interested in me. If only one of them is still interested I may visit that school. I really like the whole state of Florida," said Montgomery.

What is he hearing from the Clemson staff right now?

"They are still calling me," he said. "Most of the prospects are deciding what they want to do right now. Not me. I am taking it all in stride.

"As long as my position coaches are there we are good. If they leave then I may look at wherever they go."

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