Montez Is Gaining Some Attention

One of the standout groups at the Elite 11 regional competition at AT&T Stadium on Sunday included Boerne quarterback Quinten Dormady and Wisconsin standout James Morgan. It was a group of some of the taller and more noticeable throwers. El Paso (Texas) Del Valle High School product Steven Montez was in that group.

Montez has a big arm, and if anything sometimes puts too much on the ball. He was impressive through most of his work on Sunday. At 6-5 and almost 200 pounds he really looks the part.

"It was a learning experience just coming out here and having fun," Montez said after the competition concluded. "I thought I did well, but you can always do better. You know I'm just trying to get better and trying to show my stuff, show what I've got."

Montez caught the eyes of head coach Trent Dilfer and most of the Elite 11 staff as you would see them pulling him aside and working with him on some of his technique and primarily some steps. Montez took the coaching readily.

"I thought the instruction was good," he added. "They said the best coaches in the world were out here for quarterbacks, and you can't argue with that."

Last season Montez completed 152 of 228 passes for 1,776 yards and 27 touchdowns while throwing only three interceptions. He has the attention of Oklahoma State as the Cowboys have been recruiting him. A good student, he has caught the eye of some high-powered schools out west.

"Colorado, Stanford, and I have an offer from UTEP, New Mexico State, and that is mainly it. I'm just looking for a school that fits me and an offense that fits me," he said. "I know Oklahoma State put up about 40 points a game so their offense fits. They get their points and they get their stuff done on offense, so that is always appealing."

Oklahoma State is looking to add another quarterback to the 2015 recruiting class to go with John Kolar, who also competed and did well on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Montez, as mentioned, is under consideration.

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