Teammates Cameron Montgomery and Derrick McCants of The Woodlands, Texas, had big expectations entering their senior campaigns. While they are important members of a state-ranked team, the have been a bit overlooked by college recruiters across the country.
“No I have no official offers yet, but a few teams like Louisiana Tech and McNeese State have been calling,” Montgomery said. “I’d like to take some visits after the season and would be interested in any Texas school. But right now, I’m really concentrating on the season at hand.”
Montgomery (6-0, 190-pounds) has rushed for 1,142 yards and 17 touchdowns, so it’s surprising he hasn’t gotten much of a look. He was injured for part of his junior season, while sharing time with Texas A&M freshman Samson Taylor.
“We really started playing well when we entered district play,” Montgomery said. “I’ve been healthy this season and our offense started trusting in each other as the season progressed. We should be in good shape as we enter the playoffs.”
A strong finish and a few good playoffs appearances and Montgomery should be in good shape as well.
McCants (6-0, 190-pounds) is another mystery. He his a big cover corner with good speed and a pension to hit. The California-native looks like a college football player, plays like a college football player, but is not being recruited like one.
“It’s been pretty quiet,” he said. “I’ve talked with Texas Tech a few times and I’d like to get back to California or Colorado to play ball. At this point, I’d like to play anywhere.”
McCants played safety during his freshman and sophomore seasons before moving to cornerback last season.
“I know both positions and I like to hit,” he said. “I’m really comfortable anywhere in the secondary.”