Winter Park wide receiver Dvario Montgomery has committed to the University of South Florida, according to Winter Park coaches. USF coach Skip Holtz is on a campus visit today and Montgomery told Winter Park coach Tim Shifflet of his intentions.
Montgomery picked USF over Maryland and UCF, which was one of his leaders until the Knights let go of his primary recruiter, wide receivers coach David Kelly, who resigned under fire in November following recruiting allegations.
Montgomery posted a photo of himself wearing a USF hat on his Facebook page two weeks. At the time he said there wasn’t anything to read into the picture, other than he just found the hat while cleaning up his room. However, he said that USF was his favorite along with Maryland, a school he visited last month.
Montgomery had planned to wait until the Offense-Defense All-American Game on Dec. 29 in Dallas, to announce his choice but has decided to end the suspense.
Ranked as the No. 4 prospect on the Orlando Sentinel's 2012 Super60 list, Montgomery burst onto the recruiting scene last summer with a dominant performance at USF's Sling & Shoot. The Bulls' coaching staff awarded Montgomery (6-3, 215) with his first scholarship offer, something Montgomery never forgot.
The past month has been particularly stressful for the wideout. He was suspended and missed Winter Park’s first-round playoff loss against Olympia after being ejected in a game against Timber Creek on Nov. 4. Winter Park was eliminated from the state 8A playoffs by Olympia in the first round.