May 4, 2009
Montana down to seven schools
The recruitment of quarterback Nick Montana has taken another major step on Monday evening as the 6-foot-2, 177-pounder cut his list of schools down to a final seven. The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian quarterback had double digit offers and has been drawing interest from most of the big boys of college football.
Montana notified BuckeyeGrove.com on Monday evening that his final seven are (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Georiga, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford and Washington. The four star QB has had an opportunity to check out several of the schools in person and still has time to check things out before making a decision in June or July.
Montana passed for more than 2400 yards in his junior season to go along with 33 passing touchdowns to seven interceptions. Montana also kept it on the ground for three touchdowns as well for his high school team.
The Buckeyes had a chance to host Montana in February for an unofficial visit but were not able to secure a return visit for the annual spring game. Montana reassured Ohio State fans that it was just a matter of not being to get the trip put together and was no indication of a lack of interest on his part.
Many recruiting observers tried to corner Montana into either following his father's legacy at Notre Dame (where his older brother walked on as a quarterback as well) or staying on the west coast to play either for Stanford or wait around for USC to show more interest. But the rising senior has said in multiple interviews that he is comfortable playing elsewhere if that is the best fit for him.
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