When it comes to athletic defensive backs Steven Montgomery is one of the top prospects in the secondary from the Sunshine State. Montgomery, 5-11 and 185 pounds, recently transferred from Holllywood MacArthur to Miramar High School.
â€œI transferred last week,â€ Montgomery said. â€œThe transition has been good. They really like me and right now I am trying to learn the defense. There is lots of competition. I will mainly be playing free safety but I think I will be playing everywhere in the secondary.â€
Last season at MacArthur, Montgomery recorded 73 tackles, two interceptions, three sacks, and four forced fumbles.
â€œMy strength as a player is my versatility. I can play a lot of positions on the field and can play them all at a high level. I have good speed and I like to hit you.â€
According to Montgomery he has been offered by a trio of schools.
â€œMaryland, Western Kentucky, and UCF have all offered. Maryland was the first to offer and I was real excited, especially from a school like that.
â€œFSU is recruiting me the hardest of Florida schools. Early on I got a lot (of letters) from Miami. I think South Carolina should offer me soon. LSU, West Virginia and Georgia Tech are also recruiting me pretty hard.
â€œI like Florida State and Georgia Tech as my top two schools. I like Georgia Techâ€™s style on defense, especially how they use their safeties. I think I can fit in well there. I also like the city.
â€œI grew up a fan of FSU all my life. It would be hard to turn them down. The Florida State coaches want to see me this spring because I have not been to their camps or anything.â€
Last year Montgomery visited Miami (Oklahoma game), Alabama, FSU, Florida and UCF.
â€I have traveled a little bit. I might try and get to Orange and Blue game this week. I am going to try and get to LSU and Maryland for their spring games.â€