Montgomery says it's Oregon for him

With uncertainty prevailing in their quest to shore up the middle of their defensive line, the Oregon Ducks have been after several JC defensive tackle prospects. They've already gotten a commitment from Myles Wade, a player they signed out of high school and this past weekend they added Reedley DT Terrance Montgomery (6-2, 285) who can get to the quarterback as well as stuff the run.

"I have commited to the U of O," an excited Montgomery said in an email to "On my visit this past weekend I found Eugene to be on of the most amazing places I have ever been and a perfect fit for me and my family."

Montgomery has a wife and daughter that will accompany him to his new school after the season.

Another big reason for Montgomery's commitment was the coaching staff and the relationship he's formed with them since the spring.

"The coaching staff is wonderful," Montgomery said. "I feel like I have known them my entire life. The go above and beyond for there players. Coach (Mike) Bellotti is a class act and just a wonderful person and the facilities are unlike any I have ever seen.

"Their mission is to produce machine type athletes and that's what I want to be. The strength and conditioning coach, coach (Jim) Radcliffe, is a trainer of world class athletes and I know he can get me in the kind of shape I need to be in to be a wrecking-machine on Saturday afternoon."

Last season as a freshman, Montgomery played in a rotation for Reedley, but he still managed to notch 20 tackles and two sacks.

What teams have said they like about him is his size and speed and his never-quit attitude.

"They like my motor a lot," Montgomery said. "They like that I never give up on a play and that I have good strength.

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

Besides the offer from the Ducks, Montgomery was also receiving attention from schools like South Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Iowa State, TCU, Purdue and California.

He'll finish up his two-year degree in December and he'll have three years to play two when he steps on campus in January.

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