Montgomery goes in-depth on commitment

The Demon Deacons got commitment number ten on Thursday, June 28th, when Alex Montgomery gave his verbal commitment to his Wake Forest recruiter, Ray McCartney. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver from Cypress Bay High School in Broward County, Florida said he felt compelled to make his commitment after an "amazing" visit.

"All of the expectations I had [about Wake Forest] before Tuesday were met and exceeded," said Alex Montgomery. "I loved the campus. It's a small school that's not overwhelming in size. It's beautiful with a warm environment. At night I had a chance to spend time with some of my new teammates. I met a lot of them like Sherman (Ragland), Orville (Reynolds), Kevin (Sousa), Zachary (Allen), and Tyler (Jackson). It was a lot of fun hanging out with those guys.

"I made the trip with my guardian, his daughter, and my teammate, Matthew Dayes, who committed to N.C. State. When we got to the airport on Thursday I had to call Coach Mac and tell him I wanted to get back here and be a Deacon. He said he was on the golf course and was losing, but that made his day."

Earlier in the year, Montgomery had named Wake Forest in his top five with Duke, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and N.C. State. He also had offers from Louisville, Rutgers, East Carolina, FIU, Marshall, MTSU, South Alabama, UCF, and Western Kentucky.

"It was the first week of spring practice when Wake Forest offered me," Montgomery said. "I was talking to Coach Mac on a Tuesday and didn't know why they hadn't offered me yet and was going to take my highlight film to the coaches meeting the next morning. The next day my head coach called me into his office and learned I had the offer.

"They liked that I'm a big, physical receiver who can go get the ball. They also loved how I use my hands. During my visit, I spent some time talking with Coach Galloway on different formations and key guys in the formation. We didn't really go into great depth but I got a general feel for the offensive sets." Montgomery had 27 catches for 556 yards and 10 touchdowns in his junior season for the Cypress Bay Lightning. The team finished 8-4 on the season in Florida 8A. At one time Cypress Bay seniors Montgomery, Matthew Dayes, and Boaz Joseph had hoped to play Division 1 football together. Dayes committed to N.C. State the same day Montgomery committed to Wake Forest while Joseph remains undecided.

"The other colleges I went to I didn't feel the same love for as I felt for Wake Forest," said Montgomery. "It was just everything about the place. I loved the team, the coaches, and the environment. It was the right decision for me."

In his sophomore season, Montgomery picked a Hail Mary out of the air in the last second to beat Northeast in the Florida 6A regional final. He wears No. 10 for the Lightning.

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