2016 Butte LB Mason Montgomery had a stellar sophomore season and he's hoping to find a place to play in 2016

Even though he put up some big numbers as a sophomore this past season, 2016 Butte LB Mason Montgomery (6-0, 232) still hasn't found a place to finish out his college career although he's got a couple of offers in-hand to consider so far...

"Right now, my only offers are from D-2 schools -- Souix Falls University and Concord University," Montgomery told JCFootball.com. "I've already taken a visit to see Concord, back in early December, and I'm going to see Souix Falls this weekend.

"The other schools that I've heard from were Hawaii and Texas State, but honestly, I'm still just sorta waiting on bigger schools."

As a sophomore this past season, Montgomery finished with a team-leading 112 tackles while also posting two sacks, seven tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception on his way to All-Nor Cal First Team honors.

"I'm most comfortable playing in the box," Montgomery noted. "I've been playing middle linebacker for a long time so I feel like I have good instincts for stopping the run and reading things.

"I can drop back if I need to, but I'm at my best in the box."

As far as what he wants to work on this offseason, Montgomery said he is focused on his speed and his pass-coverage skills.

"I have pretty good speed, but you can always improve on that and I think that's something I can still work on to help me at the next level," Montgomery said. "As far as my pass-coverage, I want to get better at my drops and my feeling for coverage and what routes guys are running."

Montgomery was a full-qualifier out of Ashland (Or.) High School, so he can leave at any time.

"I came to Butte because it was a good school and a good program and I felt like it would give me the chance to play at the highest level," Montgomery recalled. "I wasn't really recruited out of high school and I didn't have the the offers I was looking for, so it was the right move for me."

Wherever Montgomery winds up, he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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