The Sunflower State has not traditionally been recruiting ground for Michigan over the years, but that won’t stop Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff from checking out top prospects there. One of those prospects is Wichita (Kan.) Kapaun Mt. Carmel athlete Brock Monty. The versatile junior has heard from the Maize & Blue and he hopes that trend continues.
“I was talking with a few of the coaches recently in Coach Partridge and Coach Hastings, so I definitely have interest in Michigan,” Monty told The Michigan Insider. “I play quarterback here in Kansas, so they talked to me about looking at me at quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back. They think I can play all three for them and they want to see me on campus. They just want to see where I fit and where they like me.”
“We are going to be there sometime in June, so we are going to visit for a couple of days and the coaches have already talked about all the different things. We are excited to get up there. I am just extremely interested. It can only go so far since they haven’t offered, but I’m extremely interested in them and would chop at the bit to play at a program like Michigan.”
The contact between Michigan and 6-3, 200-pound Monty might have only began about a month ago, but his familiarity with the Wolverines’ history goes back much further.
“I know how it is a great academic school and I’m actually looking to study in business, so I know it is a great business school,” said Monty. “Football wise, I know a lot about the tradition and the Big House. I know that tradition through the Bo Schembechler era and I think Coach Harbaugh is going to kind of bring it back to. I know a lot about that tradition and success at Michigan.”
The under-the-radar-prospect only holds offers from Air Force, South Dakota, Cornell and Harvard to date, but if Michigan were to pull the trigger and offer, that would definitely shake things up.
“It would obviously mean a great deal,” said Monty. “A program like Michigan offering me would really open my eyes and I would have to take a hard look at it. It would also in my opinion show a kind of a respect that they are paying me and know what type of player I am, so that would be really cool and be like wow it is Michigan. It would be eye opening.”