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Montgomery sold on one

Miramar (Fla.) safety Steven Montgomery was originally scheduled to visit Maryland this weekend, but with the recent staff changes in College Park that visit was delayed.
"I didn't make it up there," Montgomery said. "The new coaching staff came in so they told me they wanted to evaluate some things before having me visit. So I didn't visit there this weekend. I took this weekend off."
At this time, the 5-foot-11, 186-pound defensive back is still going to possibly take his four remaining official visits in January.
"Next week I have Western Michigan, the week after that I have Memphis, and the last week I am supposed to do Maryland and West Virginia," Montgomery said. "I might go up to Maryland during the week and then West Virginia during the weekend."
He has previously taken an official visit to Minnesota, who just happens to be in front at this time for his services.
"I kind of have my mind made up," Montgomery said. "I am kind of sold on Minnesota. These last few visits are just to see other options. But I think I made my decision already."
"I didn't want to commit until I took a few more visits," Montgomery added. "I want to take a few more visits, but I know I am probably going to Minnesota. They don't want you to take visits after you commit, so that is why I am waiting."
He talked a bit more about his heavy interest in the Gophers, and the impact that the hiring of head coach Jerry Kill and staff had on his recruitment.
"I have liked Minnesota for a couple of months," Montgomery said. "The coaching staff got hired and that same week two of their coaches came down to see me. That really showed they are after me. It is kind of far, but I really feel I can go and play there early."
"That was a big thing for me," Montgomery added. "I like the new coaching staff. I could be part of their first recruiting class. I really think I could go up there and play right away. The NIU coaching staff was already recruiting me really hard, so when they went to Minnesota, that was big. They still showed interest in me."
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