Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MONTANA PASSES ON OSU, SELECTS WASHINGTON

Nick Montana, son of NFL hall of fame quarterback Joe Montana, will not be playing his collegiate football at Ohio State or his father's alma mater, Notre Dame.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Montana— 6-1, 185-pound quarterback from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California — has committed to the University of Washington.

Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell confirmed the news.

Montana, who is one of the top rated quarterbacks nationally in the class of 2010, had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU and Georgia, just to name a few, but chose to play for new coach Steve Sarkisian in Seattle.

Sarkisian has had some great success working with collegiate quarterbacks, coaching two Heisman Trophy winners at USC during his tenure with the Trojans.

A little more than a week ago, the Buckeyes made an offer to Cincinnati Moeller class of 2010 quarterback Andrew Hendrix, raising red flags that Montana may no longer be available. Hendrix has yet to make a commitment and seems to be very high on Notre Dame, according to those close to him.

The Buckeyes have yet to pick up a top quarterback since inking Terrelle Pryor in the class of 2008.

However, there's no need for Buckeye fans to panic. The nation's top passer for the class of 2011 — Huber Heights Wayne quarterback Braxton Miller — is currently leaning strong for the Buckeyes.