As Brock Monty awaits his opportunity to throw in front of a number of schools, the 2016 quarterback from Wichita (KS) continues to draw interest.
Monty, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback, has picked up an offer from Harvard, but many other schools are showing interest, too. The wait on those offers has mostly come down to wanting to see Monty throw this spring.
Among those teams waiting to see Monty throw is Iowa State.
“I’m very interested [in Iowa State],” Monty told AllCyclones.com. “I’m really interested in a Big 12 school. I’ve heard great things about Iowa State as university, about the city itself and I’m just really excited.”
Monty has drawn interest from Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Boise State and Tulsa among others. He has been set to make visits to various schools, but inclement weather and a successful basketball season halted those plans.
While Monty played at 185 pounds last season, he said he has already added 10-15 pounds since the season. He has sent film from that junior campaign to a number of schools, but is now waiting for the chance to perform in front of them.
“A lot of people say they like my film and the workout I showed them, but they all kind of want to see me throw in person, which I understand that’s how it is,” Monty said. “I don’t think my junior season film translated to how far I’ve come today. I think I’m throwing a lot better. I’ve gotten a lot stronger. I want them to come see me throw, because I want to show them and I want to impress them.”
Iowa State has liked what it has seen from Monty, but is one of those schools waiting to watch him throw later this spring. Monty hopes to get to Ames for a spring practice after missing Junior Day for a basketball game.
He is also hoping to build a relationship with coach Todd Sturdy.
“They said they liked my ability to run as well as throw,” Monty said of the Cyclones. “They’re very impressed with the playmaking abilities is what they were telling me. But, again, they still want to see me throw in person, which I’m fine with. They said I would be a good fit. It’s a Big 12 school, I really like the Big 12 schools so far.”
Monty, who has been timed with a 4.55 40-yard dash, has plans to camp as Kansas State and Missouri this summer and could add others to that list. A timeline for a decision is uncertain, especially until he has the chance to throw for coaches and hopefully pick up offers shortly thereafter.
“I’m really kind of big how I feel,” Monty said. “So if there’s a school that I really feel good about and feel at home, then yeah it could happen. I’ll just kind of wait and see and let it play out.”