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Bulls get big commitment from WR Montgomery



One day after its 2011 season ended, USF football picked up a major commitment for 2012, getting a pledge Friday from Winter Park receiver D'Vario Montgomery, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound standout rated among the state's top prospects.


"They're getting a heck of a player -- I think he's one of the best players in the state of Florida," said Winter Park coach Tim Shifflet, who said Montgomery committed during a campus visit from Skip Holtz and receivers coach Phil McGeoghan. "He's a specimen -- 6-3, every bit of 215 pounds and he'll go and get the football."

Montgomery is rated as a four-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout, and the Orlando Sentinel rates him as the No. 8 overall prospect in Florida for the Class of 2012. He had Maryland and UCF among his final choices and was being recruited by programs like Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas, Shifflet said.

Montgomery led Winter Park with 51 catches for 562 yards and six touchdowns before he was suspended three weeks ago after being ejected from a game. Shifflet said the suspension isn't indicative of Montgomery's character, and his commitment is a solid one.

"When you make a commitment, you stick with it," Shifflet said. "He's always felt most comfortable at South Florida, and he really likes (McGeoghan), who's done a great job recruiting him. He's always been very high on South Florida."

[Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 3:28pm]


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