Quentin Montgomery, a three-star safety from Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast, has impressed college coaching staffs with his speed and physical style of play.
Finishing his junior year season with 69 tackles and two interceptions, Montgomery is an electrifying defensive player, who has the speed of a defensive back, but has the hard-hitting capabilities of a linebacker as well.
“There is no such thing as halfway tackling,” Montgomery said. “I attack -- that's how I play.”
These characteristics have intrigued East Carolina special teams coordinator Shannon Moore to pursue Montgomery. Montgomery added that ECU has shown interest in him.
Montgomery plans to make his first visit to ECU in April. He is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere of ECU football up close and personal. He is also looking for answers to questions.
"I want to see if it feels like home and how I fit in there," he said. "I also want to learn more about the majors ECU offers."
Though he has yet to visit, Montgomery noted he is familiar with the ECU football program’s tradition of participating in Tie Tuesdays.
“It’s more than just football there," he said. "They are turning the players into men as wel."