WR Montague says he'll join Bulls in January
Lake City receiver Jamaal Montague, who signed with USF in February but wasn't academically qualified in time to join the Bulls for fall camp, said Tuesday he's taking classes part-time at USF and will join the team on scholarship in January.
Montague said he is "grayshirting," or deferring his enrollment, and since he's not taking classes full-time, his five-year window of eligibility won't start until January. As such, we'll consider him USF's 11th oral commitment toward its recruiting class of 2011.
USF has dealt with a ton of attrition at receiver this summer, so you would think the Bulls might try to get him out there, but if USF's other true freshman receiver, Deonte Welch, has been out in practice for three weeks and still may redshirt, this might be the simplest solution for Montague to get acclimated to college and join the team in January.
USF coach Skip Holtz was able to bring in a high percentage of his February signees -- if Montague is on campus, that means only two from the recruiting class won't join the Bulls this school year. Running back Mike Hayes was released from his letter and signed with Houston, and running back Tiger Powell did not qualify and is enrolled at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi.