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February 6, 2011If hard work is what it takes to earn a college scholarship, then I expect 2012, junior wide receiver Dvario Montgomery, to get plenty of offers. The Winter Park high school standout has a great mentality of how the recruiting game works and is working hard to ensure that colleges think of him when they decide who they want at wide receiver. He is looking forward to participating in camps, 7-on-7's, passing leagues, and Junior Days. He wants to make sure that he is the number one player on everyone's mind.
"I would like to take a bunch of trips over the next few months. I want to see plenty of places that I haven't seen yet. I am going to try and go to a few camps this summer and really boost my offer list. I figure that if I show up, coaches can see me and my size and then decide if they want me. I went to the Scout combine, which was a lot of fun. The competition was real good, but I held my own. A lot of people were telling me that I looked good out there. I didn't do much testing because I wanted to get the work in against the corners. I went up there to get some routes in."
Although it is early in his recruitment and Montgomery doesn't claim a leader for his services, there are a few schools that the 6-foot-3, 210 lb receiver would like to see more of.
"I'm definitely going to go to the University of Florida for the Junior Day. I want to see what things are like in Gainesville. I really want to go to the west coast and see some schools out there. I want to check out Oregon. I have seen and heard a lot about them that makes me interested. I just want to see some schools that don't really recruit this area."
The Gators and the Ducks standout at the moment, but those are not the only schools after him. He currently holds plenty of offers from some of the best schools in the country.
"My first offer was South Florida. They were definitely after me early. I am hearing a lot from Cincinnati, Florida, Rutgers, Central Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida International. I have around 15 offers. I don't really have a leader right now, but I am open to everyone who is looking at me. I don't mind staying in state or leaving the state. I am just looking for a campus with a nice look. I want to get along with the entire staff and go to a school with great academics. Graduating college is very important to me and my family."
With his big junior season behind him, Montgomery is trying to prove that he can be turned to for leadership and a mentor to the younger players at Winter Park high school.
"I had a pretty good junior year and it really boosted my recruitment. I had around 45 receptions for 1,100 yards and I think I had 13 touchdowns. On defense I was able to get 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and a bunch of tackles. I was playing linebacker so I was racking up the tackles. To be honest, I am just ready to be looked at as a leader and really finalize my recruitment. I want to take my game to the next level and show the colleges what I can do. If I continue to work hard, I can show the younger guys that if they work hard, good things will come."
Montgomery plays wide receiver and linebacker in high school, but he will only play wide receiver at the next level and is looking forward to proving he is one of the best in the nation.