Freshman Profile: Steven Montgomery highlights Miramar (Fla.) defensive back Steven Montgomery.

Profile: Steven Montgomery
Size: 5-foot-11, 187 pounds
Hometown: Miramar, Fla.
School: Miramar (6A)
Position: Safety, Cornerback
Number: 16

Prep Career:
Montgomery helped lead his team to a 7-3 record during his senior season. He finished his senior season with 67 tackles, with three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He tallied 68 tackles and three interceptions as a junior for the Patriots.

Coach Kill's Signing Day Evaluation:
"Steven Montgomery, a defensive back out of Florida. Comes from a great high school program. He can play safety or corner. He's a 10 600 meter guy. Speed solves a lot of problems, and he's another guy that can run well."

Getting to Know Steven Montgomery

Looking back, would you change anything about the recruiting process?
"Yea, I would've been more proactive. I was more lackadaisical."

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process and what was the worst?
"My favorite was taking visits. I wouldn't say anything bad happened."

Why did you end up picking Minnesota?
"Because of its great history, the great conference and early playing time."

What are your goals as a freshman?
"To make the All-Big Ten Team."

Who are you rooming with?
"Derrick Wells"

What have been your impressions of the new coaching staff?
"They're going to get this program where it should be."

Do you have any pre-game rituals?
"I read the players Bible."

What are your favorite movies?
"The Lord of the Rings Trilogy"

Who are some of your favorite musicians?
"Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Maxwell"

What's your favorite non-football hobby?

What are three things you can't live without?
"My Mom, football and my Dad."

University of Minnesota Athletic Communications contributed to this story.

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