Verbal Commit – Josiah Montague

Name:  JOSIAH (JOE) MONTAGUE

School:  Minnetonka High School – Minnetonka, MN (Head Coach Dave Nelson)

Vitals:  Cornerback (#24).  5’11″ – 180 lbs

Offers:  D2 Offers

Montague is somewhat under the radar given the high school he plays for.  He was the fourth of the “early commits” that committed to UND before the new staff was hired.  We are surprised he doesn’t have more going in the recruiting department from other FCS schools, based on projectability.

He played both corner and safety for the Skippers and Coach Nelson’s defense as a senior, who went 6-4 in 2013.  While it was nice to see the flexibility to play both spots on film, he unquestionably excels at and looks more confident and comfortable from the cornerback position.  Montague specifically shows good technique in press man coverage over the #1 receiver and is able to get his hands on the release and open his hips well enough to run.  He also shows good ball skills, is very physical and loves to deliver a hit.  He will need to work on his ability to read and trigger in zone coverages and will also need to work on his speed.  Technique will need to continue to be a strength.

We feel Montague is developmental project and expect him to redshirt and play corner at UND in the Big Sky Conference.  Like Harris, he has the size to easily move to safety based on need.

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5 Responses to Verbal Commit – Josiah Montague

  1. homer says:

    This kid is a physical corner. Welcome to UND.

  2. Tim says:

    Welcome Joe. Exciting times ahead for UND.

  3. JB says:

    This kid is not flying under the radar. He has offers from many D2 schools and he turns down visits from four D1 schools due to early commitment to UND.

  4. JB says:

    NDSU, UND, and Northern Illinois were all after this kid . There were 3 other D1 that wanted him to visit

    • Avatar of oskie oskie says:

      Thanks for the update on Joe. We did not know that at all. We called him “under the radar” because we could not find any of what you said. We think he is a great prospect and are happy he chose UND!

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