The Bulls are well aware of Columbia's RB Tiger Powell (USF commit) and DL Tim Jernigan (2011), but there needs to be another name mentioned with those two. Jamaal Montague is a senior receiver that has flown under the radar has committed to play for USF.
"Yes sir, I made my decision to play for USF!" Montague told USFNation today. "I feel like it was the right choice for me."
Montague is a 6-foot-1 1/2, 185 pound senior wide receiver that had to sit out his junior year because of transfer rules after coming over from Suwannee, where he had 500 yards and 6 scores, but with no junior film available, he's been flying under the radar all year and has not been getting the attention he deserves, but after the year he had, he surely should.
"They've been my leader for some time now," said Jamaal. "And I told Coach Phil today that I was going to commit."
Montague has very good size, nice length, great body control, speed, and excellent hands, and this season Jamaal has 74 catches for 1,460 yards and 21 receiving touchdowns to go along with 300 yards rushing and a rushing score. He also returns kicks and punts and scored on a73-yard punt return this year.
"What makes me a good receiver is my speed, hands, my route running, and how much I love playing football," said Montague. "I was motivated set my goals to be the best in Florida."
On the recruiting front Montague only had a couple offers from Middle Tennessee, FAU, and FIU, but has been talking to Michigan State, Tennessee State, Miami (Ohio), and several others, even Florida requested game film recently, but the big offer from the Bulls was too much to pass on.
"There close to home, I like their offense they run, the coaches, and everything," said Jamaal. "I think I'll do great in their offense. Plus having Tiger there is going to be great."
After the phenomenal season he had many programs were taking notice of the talented receiver, and inquiring
"A lot of schools were asking about me and requesting film, but South Florida was one of the schools that believed in me early and that stood out to me."
"I really liked their coaches, and I think Coach Phil (McGeoghan) I going to be a great coach," said Montague. I loved the atmosphere they had at the stadium, and even though they've only been playing for a bit, but already have a good tradition going. It's a great school all-around."
Montague will take his official visit on the 22nd of January, and right now has one more prep game to play.
"I'm playing in the Florida/Georgia game coming up on the 16th," said Jamaal. "It's me, Tiger and a few other teammates are going up, it should be real fun."
Jamaal claims a 2.5 GPA, but his core is lower and he still has some work to do in the classroom to become eligible, if not he could be going a different route.
"I feel that I got a little weight lifted off my shoulders," said Jamaal. "Right now I'm just going to work out and concentrate on school, that's my main focus right now."
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