The Woodlands (Texas) Highlander fans may start serving gumbo and boiled crawfish at
halftime to celebrate their new star running back Ryan Montague.
Montague (5 feet 10, 185 pounds) blew to Houston as a result of Hurricane Rita and
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has sparked The Woodlands' offense like a Mardi Gras parade. He combines
size, speed, vision and toughness that the Highlanders lacked in the backfield.
"He physical, quick and has great vision," Highlander coach Mark Schmid said.
"He does some Barry Sanders stuff out there. He's been a tremendous spark for
us and our kids have rallied around him."
Montague moved in with his aunt who lived in The Woodlands as an evacuee from
New Orleans where he attended San Augustine High School. Teammate Tabliko
Williams also joined him in the north Houston school and has fit in nicely.
He exploded on the scene with a kickoff return against Klein Forest and
followed that up with a 230-yard performance against Huntsville and a 248-yard outing against Klein Collins led by national running back recruit Michael Goodson.
"Saint Aug is a private school and he's got grades and talent," Schmid said.
"People just don't know where he is, but recruiters will find him with this
Montague comes with credentials also. He posted the state of Louisiana's
second fastest time in the 100-meters last year.