Ex-Bulls WR Montgomery headed to Iowa State
Former USF receiver D'vario Montgomery, transferring from the Bulls after just one season, said Wednesday he's headed to Iowa State, where he'll have three years of eligibility after sitting out the 2013 season.
"I want to thank everybody who did anything for me from USF. I just feel like it's time to go," said Montgomery, a 6-5 receiver who was a promising recruit a year ago from Winter Park High.
Montgomery will be reunited with his high school quarterback, Sam Richardson, expected to be the Cyclones' starter as a sophomore this year. Iowa State was one of his final choices in 2012 before choosing the Bulls.
He said he has "no animosity" toward any USF coaches or players, just that he didn't see himself as a good fit after USF fired coach Skip Holtz and brought in Willie Taggart. He's the third key receiver from last year gone from the Bulls -- Sterling Griffin went to Louisiana Tech (and Holtz) as a graduate transfer, and Terrence Mitchell was suspended from the team following a March arrest and isn't playing anywhere this fall.
The Bulls have their top receiver back from 2012 in junior Andre Davis, with other experienced veterans in Derrick Hopkins and Deonte Welch, but will have to rely on younger players for depth this season.