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Texas WR ready to make his mark

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Garland (Texas) South coach Mickey Moss is carrying on the tradition of having a boat load of Division I prospects on his roster and this year it may be the year of the wide receiver.
One of the top prospects in the state of Texas this year is current Longhorn commit and South Garland receiver Phillip Payne. Last year it was the talented receiver Raimond Pendleton leading the way. However, Derron Montgomery is the next Colonel playmaker to watch out for this season.
"Last year with Raimond, Phillip, and other guys, Derron only caught around 20 balls the whole season," Moss said. "His junior film may not be that impressive because of that. Come spring and early fall, it will be a different story."
"I think he's going to be very, very impressive."
A national list of colleges agrees. Arizona has already offered Montgomery with Texas A&M, Purdue, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, and numerous others in hot pursuit.
Moss, who has had his share of talented Division I wide receivers over his career, is not the least bit surprised. When it comes to Montgomery, stats don't tell the whole story.
"I haven't missed so far on my kids," Moss said. "It's just like I told coaches with Antwaun Harris, he's got it all. He's a speed guy with a big frame, long arms, who can run under the ball wherever it is."
The confidence from Moss on his talented young skill player doesn't stop there, as he would put Montgomery up against the best in the Lone Star state.
Montgomery also has the top talent tradition in the family. His father, Wilburt Montgomery who was a Pro-Bowl running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, now coaches for the St. Louis Rams.
Though Moss admits that Montgomery may want to be close to his dad, unlike Payne who verbally committed early to his childhood favorite, there is no dream school for this young prospect.
"No, there really isn't anybody that Derron is waiting on," Moss said. "It's not a one school thing for him. He's got at least one offer that I know about from Arizona, but no matter how many more he gets, he won't jump on anything in a rush."
"We've talked about it and he's going to just take it as it goes, he knows what's going on."
Montgomery is also an excellent student who maintains a 3.5 GPA and just transferred into honors classes at South Garland. He also holds the fastest 400 meter time in the state with a 47.32-second time according to his coach.
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