Sam Montgomery, a defensive end from South Carolina, announced today live on ESPNU that he has decided to sign with the Louisiana State University Tigers. Montgomery, an outstanding high school football player, has been widely recruited by numerous colleges, including Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee. Signing with a team that has won the BCS National Championship, as recent as 2007, gives the 2009 recruiting class at LSU solid hope for a repeat national championship. The LSU football recruiting class of 2009 is now the best recruiting class in LSU history or darn near the best by only decimal points.
Sam Montgomery attended Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina. Montgomery had an outstanding football career during his high school years, recording a total of 85 tackles during his senior year with 15 resulting in loss yardage and 11 sacks. Montgomery was selected to play in several elite games after graduation including the Shrine Bowl, Under Armour All-American Game, AP All-State First Team, and the Press Register’s Super Southeast 120 at #23.
Montgomery weights 240 lbs., is 6’3″ and is no newcomer to the weight room. He squats 310 lbs. coming out of high school and is working out in anticipation of getting all of his stats over 300 lbs. before the regular ’09 season begins. Montgomery has also set a goal of increasing his speed and agility on the field, as well as improving technique with hands and cut blocks.
One of the most impressive things that I have read about Sam Montgomery is that he has a love for studying games of his opponents and preparing for the next game. This dedication will put him a step ahead of other signees and give him the knowledge to make important plays when they are needed. He will not only learn the plays quicker, but also understand them.
What Does Sam Montgomery Mean to LSU… and the SEC?
Sam Montgomery’s presence on the field will enhance the defense in many ways. Montgomery is quick on his feet, has the speed to get the job done. His abilities are proven by his high school experience and impressive record. Montgomery’s love for studying opponent’s games gives him insight into what plays work and which plays do not.
Montgomery is very talented there is no question to that fact. He is also young with a lot of football yet to learn. Are you listening SEC rivals? I expect to see Sam Montgomery on the field this year and making some big plays. He will be a key player in the Blitz, rushing the quarterback, sacking the quarterback and taking down the other team for some losses.
Montgomery will be a key player for SEC rivals to watch out for. He’s quick on his feet, a fast learner and plays a very physical game. Keep your eye on him! He has the know-how to develop into an outstanding football player and promises to be a shining star for the LSU Tigers this year.