Montieth one to watch

Comanche, Texas 2014 quarterback Caisson Montieth is generating interest from several programs.

Comanche, Texas isn't known as a regular stomping ground for college football recruiters. While the visits are far and few between, the small west Texas community should see a good amount of coaches the next two years with quarterback Caisson Montieth already generating a buzz.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2010 as a wide receiver and kick returner. He did much of the same his sophomore year until the final three games where he shifted to full time starter at quarterback.

He didn't disappoint.

In three starts, Montieth, who also has 4.6 speed, completed 25-of-50 passes for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added 340 yards and another score on the ground. He was named honorable-mention quarterback and first team utility player in district 4-2A.

"I'm more of a dual-threat quarterback," he said. "If nothing is there I'll tuck it and run but I can also throw it too."

Colleges have certianly taken notice of his athleticim.

"I've got some letters from Utah, USC, Baylor and about a year ago TCU came down to look at one of our players and my old head coach showed them to me," he said.

Montieth has spent this summer competing in a select number of college camps while also managing to lead his team to a berth in the state 7-on-7 tournament which is two weeks away in College Station.

"I've been to a SMU camp, Texas and the junior rank camp where I received the top quarterback award at that camp," he said.

Montieth hopes to make it to TCU's July 13th camp if his schedule allows.

"I may make the TCU camp coming up next Friday but I have a church camp so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get out in time for that," Montieth said.

Montieth believes he competed well with the other top quarterbacks in attendance at each camp.

"I think I've been one of the top quarterbacks at the other camps if not the top quarterback," he said. "There have been some top quarterbacks at the other camps but I think I've given them a run for their money."

Although it's still very early in the process for him, Montieth says he's keeping his eyes on a few programs.

"I have a couple of schools I'm real interested in," he said. "TCU would be one of my top schools to go to, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU and Texas State. I like pretty much every school in Texas right now."

What does he like most about TCU?

"I like the academics the most," he said of TCU. "I went to one of the Nike Camps held at their campus and we walked around and I liked the things around there."


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