Alex Montgomery still has time to change his mind before National Signing Day, but it's unlikely that the Cypress Bay wide receiver will switch again after committing to
The commitment was a coup for the
Montgomery, who played both sides of the ball at Cypress Bay, had a monster state championship game in a losing Lightning effort — like nine-catches, 199-yards, three-touchdowns big — yet he never jumped onto the radar of nationally-heralded programs.
There was little doubt to those who watched the 6-foot-3 target that he was one of the best players in South Florida, but that effect was apparently lost on in-state coaches.
But it wasn't lost on the out-of-state schools who use Florida to recruit.
Louisville, with Charlie Strong and Clint Hurtt, made a late push for Montgomery after his title-game performance. He visited the school this past weekend, but the late push ultimately proved not enough.
Why Miami, Florida or Florida state never got in on the action is beyond me. Perhaps they became too enamored with star ratings. (Montgomery was three-star rated).
Meanwhile, Kentucky, without much noise or fanfare, has swooped into South Florida snagged the commitments of two of Broward County's most underrated and under-recruited players.
In Montgomery and
Kentucky is showing its hand in recruiting South Florida. Until the Wildcats become a winning program, they won't compete for the South Florida's best, but they are going after players who many schools believe aren't polished enough. Kentucky is betting that two or three years down the line, those players will be comparable with many of the league's best players. Using Bell and Montgomery as examples, I agree with those coaches.
Kentucky already boasts some of the best facilities and fans in the country. With coaches that know the state and the kind of athletes the Southern portion of it produces, the Big Blue Nation could be close to spreading to our neck of the woods.
Brown commits to B-CU
Up in Palm Beach Gardens was another wide receiver who produced an excellent season, but didn't garner fanfare on the recruiting trail.
The result: Frank Brown, the Sun Sentinel's No. 13 prospect in Palm Beach County won't be playing football at the Football Bowl Subdivision level in 2013, though he will stay in state. He committed to
Heritage QB commits to Cincinnati
American Heritage quarterback Tyler Cogswell committed to Cincinnati Sunday, ending a recruiting saga that displayed, for all to see, college football's double-standard.
Cogswell credited the academics and the city as the major factors that led to his commitment to Tommy Tuberville's program, but scarcity, no doubt, came into play.
Cogswell was an
That left Cogswell with few offers. This weekend he had to decide if he would visit former Arkansas coach