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Montgomery shares the latest

Winter Park (Fla.) four-star wide receiver D'Vario Montgomery has taken just one official visit so far.
"I visited Maryland," Montgomery said. "That was my first official visit."
The Rivals250 prospect checked out the Terps when they hosted Virginia. He enjoyed his time in College Park.
"Maryland was basically a big family," Montgomery said. "They do everything together. Their program is a lot like Winter Park's program."
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receiver talked about the pitch he heard from Randy Edsall and his staff.
"They are looking for players to take their program to the next level," Montgomery said. "Basically Coach Edsall is looking for big receivers to come in and make plays."
When watching the team on the field, Montgomery said he saw a need at the wide receiver position.
"I did," Montgomery said of seeing a need. "They are losing basically all of their starting receivers. I think I could come in and earn early playing time."
Montgomery, who claims more than two dozen offers, hasn't yet set up his next trip.
"I haven't scheduled anything coming up," Montgomery said. "I want to visit Louisville, Oregon, and Tennessee maybe. I am supposed to be going to USF this weekend for their game against Miami. That is an unofficial visit though."
Throughout the process, a pair of in-state schools have remained standouts to Montgomery but he says that has recently changed.
"USF is still very much in the picture with me," Montgomery said. "UCF not as much."
The reason for his interest in the Knights decreasing is the departure of his primary recruiter in Orlando.
"Coach (David) Kelly's departure changes things," Montgomery said. "He was one of the main reasons why I wanted to go there. I was considering UCF heavily because of Coach Kelly. I like what he did with the wide receivers. I just liked him a lot. He was the only person that I could see myself playing for there. I don't have a problem with Coach (George) O'Leary, but Coach Kelly was my guy.
"It pretty much eliminates them," Montgomery added.
At this stage of the process, Montgomery does not claim a top school.
"I don't have a leader right now," Montgomery said. "I am still taking my visits so I am not going to put one in front of the other. I am just taking it one step at a time."
Montgomery said he would like to make his decision in the next few weeks, prior to the end of the year.
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