Dvario Montgomery has gone from Southeast sensation to national commodity.
The Winter Park wide receiver/safety, ranked No.1 on the Sentinel’s 2012 Central Florida Super 60, received a scholarship offer from Oklahoma on Thursday, elevating his status from one of the state’s top prospects to arguably one of the most coveted receivers in the country.
Montgomery received a text message from his position coach Sinclair Brown during his school lunch period that the Sooners had offered.
“He said that they thought they weren’t going to have a chance with me because they waited so long,” Montgomery (6-3,210) said. “I was like ‘wow, if I get one from Oklahoma, the sky’s the limit.’”
So far Montgomery hasn’t had the time to do too much research on Oklahoma although he is well aware of their reputation as a national powerhouse.
“I just know they’re a big school and pretty good on academics, I looked up that, but other than that I really don’t know much about them,” Montgomery said.
Montgomery usually puts together a top 10 list of his favorite schools every week and he said that Oklahoma will likely be amongst his favorites the next time he compiles a list.
“Actually I think they’ll probably be one of the good teams (that I look at),” he said.
Oklahoma will have to compete with some other heavy weights that have made Montgomery’s list in recent months, including Alabama, LSU, Florida and others.
A majority on Montgomery’s 25-plus offers have been from regional schools, but with Oklahoma now in the mix, his recruitment could very well go coast-to-coast. Purdue offered him on Friday and UCLA and Northwestern appear close to offering, as well.
Montgomery said that location will not be a big factor for him.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun