An eye on LSU

Sam Montgomery, the nation's sixth best defensive end prospect, is drawing offers not only in South Carolina, but from across the nation. The 4-star prospect, however, is taking the recruiting process in for all that its worth, for he is not the typical college football recruit.

Sam Montgomery


Montgomery (6-5, 240, 4.65) has played basketball since the age of three and only picked up football last fall after becoming bored on the hardwood.


A year later, the Greenwood (S.C.) product finds himself heading into a senior season in which he will have his pick of the litter for college choices.


“I’ve gotten something like 18 offers and the main ones are LSU, USC, Clemson, South Carolina, Miami, Auburn, and a few more,” said Montgomery.


Having only visited South Carolina and Clemson, the talented big man hopes to get in touch with the LSU staff as soon as possible.


At first I didn’t think that LSU liked me that much, but then they offered me,” Montgomery said. “It is just an honor to have an offer from them on the table.”


Will the Palmetto State standout make it to Baton Rouge for any games?


“Oh yes, believe it,” Montgomery said. “I have not seen them play. I don’t really watch football. I am more of a cartoon guy. I will definitely be coming down a couple of times, so they better have me on their scouting sheet. I don’t want to get turned away at the door.”


Montgomery, who will participate in both the Shrine Bowl and the Army All American game, is excited about the opportunity to get to meet Tiger commit Russell Shepard, who will be quarterbacking one of the sides.


“That excites me to hear that [Shepard] will be playing in the Army game,” Montgomery said. “This gives me a chance to go ahead and meet him in person.”


Note: Montgomery finished his junior campaign with 65 tackles, including 20 for a loss, and 20 sacks. He also caused four fumbles caused and recovered two, one of which he took back for a touchdown.


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