Iowa State has added another piece to its 2006 recruiting class and it just happens to be another good sized wide receiver.
Derron Montgomery, 6-foot-2, 180
pounds, committed to Iowa State on Saturday. He said loyalty was
a big part of his choice to become a Cyclone.
"They showed me that they really
wanted me," he said. "They just really kept in contact with me more than any
other school. I was talking to Coach Alford just about every day since the
Iowa State has been recruiting him since his
sophomore year of high school at South
(Texas). He had numerous other offers
from the likes of Arizona,
Oklahoma State, SMU,
Colorado State, Tulane,
Montgomery's senior year was cut short when
he suffered an ACL tear a couple weeks ago during a game.
"I was planting on my right leg
and I was changing directions and I twisted my knee and it tore right there,"
Montgomery said. "I actually ran another
play because I didn't think anything of it, it didn't hurt then. I just thought
I popped my knee, that's what it felt like.
"So I ran another play and it
popped again so I ran over to the sideline and that's when the team doctor was
examining and told me there was a possible tear. So then I went to the doctor
and he told me it was torn."
The rehabilitation is going well
and Montgomery said he is scheduled for surgery
"The doctor said the progress I'm
showing right now is way above average," he said. "There are things I'm doing
that I wouldn't be able to do normally if I had torn anything
He said so far it hasn't been very
"I didn't feel no pain at all," he
said. "It barely hurts now. It only hurts when I stand on it too
Montgomery is done for the football season,
but he will be able to run track in the spring. He runs the 400 and 200; his 40
time is 4.43.
Garland, Texas might sound
familiar to Cyclone fans, Iowa State's DeAndre Jackson hails from there and Iowa
State is also recruiting Jackson's brother Devin McDowell, who attends Garland
The addition of
Montgomery might also mean the addition of
"Me and Devin are real close,"
Montgomery said. "I believe he might [commit
to Iowa State], because me and him this summer
were talking about being roommates at Iowa State if we both
Football talent runs in
Montgomery's family; his father is former
Philadelphia Pro-Bowler running back Wilburt
Montgomery, who currently coaches for the St. Louis Rams.