Update: Montreal will visit Boise, then decide
Junior college power forward Daequon Montreal, who visited USF this past weekend, will take an official visit to Boise State this weekend and then choose between the Bulls and Broncos.
Montreal, a sophomore at College of Southern Idaho, said he enjoyed his visit to Tampa, where he was hosted by rising senior point guard Chris Howard. "I got a good feel for the coaches and players," said Montreal, who could not participate in a pickup game with current Bulls because he's recovering from hernia surgery he underwent three weeks ago.
Montreal, originally from Syracuse, N.Y., said he's keeping his mind open between USF and Boise State -- despite playing in Idaho the past two seasons, he's never been to Boise, which is about two hours from CSI. He said the biggest factor might be playing time, because he only has two years of eligibility left -- Boise State has two centers, a 6-9 forward who started 17 games last season and a 6-8 freshman returning.
-- Former USF associate athletic director Tom Veit has been named as president of Keystone Sports and Entertainment, the ownership group for Philadelphia's expansion team slated to join Major League Soccer next year. Veit, a USF alum who had previous MLS experience with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, stepped down from his USF post in November 2006. For more about Philadelphia's MLS team, check out the official site.
-- Another Robert Marve update, as the Indianapolis Star talked to Plant coach Robert Weiner after Marve's official visit to Purdue.
-- If you're tired of reading about the 2009 NFL Draft, how about the 2010 draft? Collegefootballnews.com is already trying to rank the top 25 players at each position for next year's draft -- USF's Matt Grothe, interestingly, is not among the top 25 quarterbacks listed, though West Virginia's Jarrett Brown, he of the five career passing touchdowns, is No. 11. USF running back Mike Ford is the No. 15 running back available, even as a junior, with only West Virginia's Noel Devine ranked higher among Big East backs. The same site, ranking this year's receiver prospects, has USF's Taurus Johnson as the No. 49 receiver in this year's class -- if that's close to correct, he won't be drafted.