Montgomery is Reedley's man in the middle

A player who has taken a circuitous route to the top of the JC heap this coming fall is Reedley DT Terrance Montgomery (6-2, 285). After some difficulty graduating from high school, Montgomery joined the Army and got married, but he figured out he loved the game too much to leave it behind. Read on to find out more and what schools are looking at him closely this spring…

"I was a non-qualifier out of high school and I left and got my GED," Montgomery told recently. "I joined the Army and I got married and I have a little girl now, so it really made me grow up. When I got out of the Army, I talked to my wife and she encouraged me to keep playing ball because she knew I loved it so much, so I headed to Reedley because of their reputation as a program and they do a good job of getting kids placed at four-year schools."

As a 22 year-old freshman, Montgomery said he knows his relative maturity compared to his teammates and opponents helps him out.

"It makes you work harder and not take things for granted," Montgomery said. "I know how hard it can be out there in the real world when you have to provide for a family, so it really gives you a different perspective from what it is for an 18 or 19 year-old."

Montgomery's size and quickness are two of his biggest assets, but he said he's focused on his conditioning this offseason.

"I've got good technique and quickness, but when I lose my stamina, I kinda get away from those things," Montgomery said. "I've really been focused on conditioning and cardio this spring and just making sure I can go as hard at the end of the game as I do at the beginning of the game."

On the recruiting front, Montgomery is currently hearing from quite a few four-year programs.

"Oregon, South Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Iowa State, TCU, Purdue and California have all been speaking to me and making contact with my coaches," Montgomery said. "I'm pretty much open to everyone and just want to get an opportunity to play D-1 ball, so it's just going to be about how I fit in and stuff like that."

Montgomery will be eligible to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to track his progress and update things as they change.

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