Montgomery Gaining Steam on Recruiting Trail

McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) is becoming a more frequent stop on the Terps football recruiting trail, and this junior corner is planning a June camp visit to College Park.

McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) is becoming a more frequent stop on the Terps football recruiting trail, and this junior corner is planning a June camp visit to College Park.

Though a tad undersized at 5-foot-8 1/2, Kareem Montgomery has more than made up of late. Last season he led Baltimore for much of the season with five interceptions, while this spring he has been busy on the combine trail gaining more recognition.

Maryland has been in touch and has invited him to its June schoolboy camp, while Duke and Wake Forest were at McDonogh's workout this week and want him on campus this summer as well.

"Wake, they actually want to see me on the offensive side of the ball. So get me down to camp and see me run around and stuff like that," said Montgomery, who checks in at 174 pounds.

Also, Richmond, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Towson and others have been through, while two weeks ago at the Nike combine in Virginia he came up with two picks and two PBUs in scrimmaging.

Montgomery especially shines in the classroom (3.6 GPA), and some of the Ivys, including Penn and Harvard, have offered. He just visited the former, and trips to the latter in early June.

"Penn, I like where it is at in the city, and I like their practices as they really pride themselves on defense. Harvard, it's a great school, and I like their offense. They run a good offense, high pace, a lot of offense," he said.

Schools are looking at him on both sides of the ball, with the slot position on offense.

Meanwhile, in addition to Maryland, Duke, Wake and Harvard, Montgomery will camp at those and others.

"Right now, physically I am working on my lower body. And then on the field I am working on polishing up routes and becoming a better route runner," he said. "On defense, I'm working on my press technique so I can get better at that."

Montgomery began his prep career at Gilman and is now entering his second season at McDonogh. He also plays varsity basketball.

Last season Montgomery had six receiving touchdowns and 20 receptions. But with guys like Josh Woods (Maryland) moving on, his load will be bigger at receiver this season.

Up next is the VTO Camp in Virginia this month, as well as McDonogh team practices throughout the spring and summer.

Montgomery runs a 4.55 40-yard dash, so he is working to get his technique down there as well.

On the Terps, he said:

"I like Maryland. I was up there for the Syracuse basketball game with a couple guys [for a Junior Day event. I like the coaches, they are very enthusiastic about winning, and if it came down to if I got a Maryland offer, well I would strongly consider it.

"Hometown, I know a couple guys I played with over there....Kenny [Goins], Shane [Cockerille], Josh [Woods] there next year...so that would be pretty cool," Montgomery said.

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