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Player: Nick Montana

Hometown: Westlake Village, CA

Position: QB

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 177 lbs.

40 time: 4.65

Visit Date:

Scholarships offered: Arizona, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Carolina, Stanford,

Favorites: Arizona, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas,

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: N/A

Big Red Report: :star

ESPN: 150 Watch List

 

Scout.com Player Evaluation:

Montana is about 6-1, 180, so he needs to add some more weight. His arm strength is solid. He's got good touch on his throws, and he managed the offense well. Throws a nice deep ball. Has good bloodlines too. --Brandon Huffman, Scout.com

 

Biography: In 14 games for Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, Montana threw for over 2,500 yards despite playing sparingly in the second half of most games. He started all 14 games and led the Lions to an unbeaten record and a CIF-SS Northwest Division title in 2008 as a junior.

 

The son of NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback, Joe Montana.

 

Previously played at Cardinal-Newman HS in Santa Rosa (Calif.).

 

 

ESPN Notes: 2008: Completed 133 of 241 passes (55.2-percent) for 2,402 yards and 33 touchdowns. LA Daily News Newcomer of the Year...Previously attended De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)

 

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 5%

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I've heard about him before. He plays at a high school with Gretzky and Will Smith's sons.

Glad you pointed that out. Just skimmed this headline and didn't bother reading it until you mentioned this:

 

High school football: Celebrity High has sons of Hall of Famers, movie star

 

Coaching a budding football star is one thing, but Bill Redell found himself dealing with sons of superstars when practice opened last August at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif.

 

On his high school roster were junior quarterback Nick Montana, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana; sophomore quarterback Trevor Gretzky, son of hockey great Wayne Gretzky; and sophomore receiver Trey Smith, son of movie star Will Smith.

 

"The first week we had Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and some of those out at our practices, then it calmed down," Redell said. "But it's interesting."

 

While the last names Montana and Gretzky always are going to attract attention from sports fans, the otherwise mundane name of Smith is what really brought the curious media running, Redell said.

 

"Trey Smith is more of a draw in terms of publicity from a world perspective, because of the popularity of his dad, who is one of the best actors out there," Redell said. "But Trey is an outstanding kid and athlete. He could be a Division I prospect if he wants to be."

 

And if people just give him some space. That's the aim of the private Oaks Christian. It has 1,000 students in grades 6-12, in the western Los Angeles suburbs. Not that the presence of superstars' kids caused Redell to change his approach to coaching.

 

"I don't do anything differently because of it," Redell said. "There is a little more of a security issue at practice, like keeping the curious and the paparazzi at bay. But that has not been a problem. But the school is always concerned about the security of these kids."

 

Oaks Christian has flourished on the field. Montana led a 14-0 run to a state championship last season, two years after current Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen did the same.

 

Off the field, the superstar fathers "are all good people, and their wives are even better," Redell said.

 

He said that definitely goes for the parents of Nick Montana, a big-time prospect who this weekend was on an unofficial visit to Ohio State, one of several major schools that already have offered him a scholarship.

 

"I have been very impressed with the humility of his family, and Nick is the same way," Redell said. "He is a very humble kid, a very respectful kid, very easy to coach. The dad does not interfere in any way, shape or form, unless you ask his opinion, which I have done a few times.

 

"The family is great. It is not any kind of a problem. Frankly, I wish I had more families like that over the years who would respond like they respond."

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I hate to burst your celebrity bubble but none of these guys that go to this school are above average. Their school is in a small division in the valley. They DO NOT play any teams in the top 4 divisions out here even though they are offered home games all the time. They brag how they've won all these title's but they don't play anyone. It's a christian school that is owned by a rich guy and of the 700-800 students enrolled 90% are there for athletics. claussen went there and they dodged teams left and right when he was there. They're in the same division where Marlon Lucky, & darrell scott played. Hell, Long Beach Poly & Mater Dei's junior varsity team would beat these guys.

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not to be mean or how ever u want to say this, but landing those guys are like 1 out of a 100000000000000000000000000000

 

...so you're telling me there's a chance...

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I hate to burst your celebrity bubble but none of these guys that go to this school are above average. Their school is in a small division in the valley. They DO NOT play any teams in the top 4 divisions out here even though they are offered home games all the time. They brag how they've won all these title's but they don't play anyone. It's a christian school that is owned by a rich guy and of the 700-800 students enrolled 90% are there for athletics. claussen went there and they dodged teams left and right when he was there. They're in the same division where Marlon Lucky, & darrell scott played. Hell, Long Beach Poly & Mater Dei's junior varsity team would beat these guys.

So what are you saying? That Montana, Clausen, Lucky, and Scott are scrubs?

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not to be mean or how ever u want to say this, but landing those guys are like 1 out of a 100000000000000000000000000000

That might be a little too generous :sarcasm

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I hate to burst your celebrity bubble but none of these guys that go to this school are above average. Their school is in a small division in the valley. They DO NOT play any teams in the top 4 divisions out here even though they are offered home games all the time. They brag how they've won all these title's but they don't play anyone. It's a christian school that is owned by a rich guy and of the 700-800 students enrolled 90% are there for athletics. claussen went there and they dodged teams left and right when he was there. They're in the same division where Marlon Lucky, & darrell scott played. Hell, Long Beach Poly & Mater Dei's junior varsity team would beat these guys.

So what are you saying? That Montana, Clausen, Lucky, and Scott are scrubs?

don't forget cj gable.

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no interest from Notre Dame?

 

weis may be slow playing him. kinda like weis likes to slow play a bag of pork rinds. or a box of ho-hos. or the lunch buffet at pizza hut.

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Oaks Christian's (Westlake Village, Calif.) Nick Montana, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, received his most recent offer from Florida State, and the 'Noles join Maryland, Ohio State, LSU, South Carolina, Arizona and Stanford as schools that have offered. Montana recently visited Ohio State and currently is at Texas. UCLA, USC, Oregon and many others are showing interest, and there doesn't appear to be any early leader. Notre Dame has shown interest but doesn't appear to be in the game at this point. Montana's father starred with the Irish.

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We could have Roger Craig and Tom Rathman talk to Joe Montana, and maybe get all 3. Don't know if they can play at this level but, think of all the media coverage we would get, even ESPN would have to be nice to us, they wouldn't want to step on Joe's toes or either of the other twos parents toes. :lol::lol::lol:

 

GBR!!!

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I hate to burst your celebrity bubble but none of these guys that go to this school are above average. Their school is in a small division in the valley. They DO NOT play any teams in the top 4 divisions out here even though they are offered home games all the time. They brag how they've won all these title's but they don't play anyone. It's a christian school that is owned by a rich guy and of the 700-800 students enrolled 90% are there for athletics. claussen went there and they dodged teams left and right when he was there. They're in the same division where Marlon Lucky, & darrell scott played. Hell, Long Beach Poly & Mater Dei's junior varsity team would beat these guys.

So what are you saying? That Montana, Clausen, Lucky, and Scott are scrubs?

Hey ACE did you read what I wrote? I'm saying they're stats are over rated - they don't play anyone tough out here and refuse when offered.

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not sure why any of us missed this, but according to SI he will be a preferred walk-on at notre dame.

 

that would explain why there's no offer from weis: why pay when the meal is free?

 

and let's face it: joe montana would be *MORE* than happy to write the check for his boy to go to alma mater...

 

Of course, that will be nearly impossible when football practices begin and Joe Montana, whose two daughters, Alexandra, 22, and Elizabeth, 21, attend Notre Dame, starts to roam the sidelines at games or toss the ball around with players during practice as he has done in the past.

 

"We didn't push any of them into Notre Dame," Montana says. "I basically said, 'I'd like for you just to visit Notre Dame. I don't want you to make a decision without going there because if you say, 'No, I don't want to go there without visiting the school, you don't know what you're missing.' It's just a different place. It's really hard to explain."

 

oh, no pressure from dad at all. /sarcasm

 

short of kicking down the montana's household door, defecating in their living room, punching their mother in the face and then doing... unspeakable... things to the family dog in full view of the children, there's not much that even weis could have done to screw this deal. boy was *destined* to be a domer.

 

... although i'm sure charlie could have found a way to jack the deal-up if he was given enough time...

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Hey ACE did you read what I wrote? I'm saying they're stats are over rated - they don't play anyone tough out here and refuse when offered.

Sure thing sport. Your saying there stats are overated. :thumbs

 

I'm saying that means they're overrated. And I think we're starting to see that play out with those guys. Lucky never turned into the kind of RB predicted; Clausen sucks so far; and Scott got beat out by a 5'6" kid from Columbus who was a throw in with the Doug Rippy deal.

 

Maybe Montana is similarly overrated. And if he is really walking on at Notre Dame, that would be par for the course for Fat Charlie. :)

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Hey ACE did you read what I wrote? I'm saying they're stats are over rated - they don't play anyone tough out here and refuse when offered.

Sure thing sport. Your saying there stats are overated. :thumbs

 

I'm saying that means they're overrated. And I think we're starting to see that play out with those guys. Lucky never turned into the kind of RB predicted; Clausen sucks so far; and Scott got beat out by a 5'6" kid from Columbus who was a throw in with the Doug Rippy deal.

 

Maybe Montana is similarly overrated. And if he is really walking on at Notre Dame, that would be par for the course for Fat Charlie. :)

it is his brother who is walking on...nate montana

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I hate to burst your celebrity bubble but none of these guys that go to this school are above average. Their school is in a small division in the valley. They DO NOT play any teams in the top 4 divisions out here even though they are offered home games all the time. They brag how they've won all these title's but they don't play anyone. It's a christian school that is owned by a rich guy and of the 700-800 students enrolled 90% are there for athletics. claussen went there and they dodged teams left and right when he was there. They're in the same division where Marlon Lucky, & darrell scott played. Hell, Long Beach Poly & Mater Dei's junior varsity team would beat these guys.

So what are you saying? That Montana, Clausen, Lucky, and Scott are scrubs?

Hey ACE did you read what I wrote? I'm saying they're stats are over rated - they don't play anyone tough out here and refuse when offered.

 

 

Kind of a snarky response, doncha think?

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:yeah

 

Nick is still open.

Hack fooled us all!! ;)

 

my bad. but here's the end of the article...

 

The Montana legacy at Notre Dame will likely end in two years as Nicholas isn't expected to follow his older brother to South Bend. "I don't think he's going to be coming [to Notre Dame]," Nate says. "We play games against each other and try to prove which one is better all the time but he can go wherever he wants."

"Well, he's quite a USC fan," says Clarkson with a smile. "How's that for a rivalry?"

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not to be mean or how ever u want to say this, but landing those guys are like 1 out of a 100000000000000000000000000000

It actually might be a little higher then that. I was wrong as well

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I'm not overly impressed by his highlight reel. I definitely think there are better guys for our system out there.

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I'm not overly impressed by his highlight reel. I definitely think there are better guys for our system out there.

Good cause I don't think Nebraska is in the running.

 

Anyway, visiting ND, sort of:

"I'm going out to Notre Dame's spring game to see my brother," Under Armour All-American quarterback Nick Montana (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) said.

 

Montana, who is the son of former Notre Dame and NFL great Joe Montana, has scholarship offers from the Irish, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Stanford, Arizona, Maryland, Florida State, Arizona State, Nebraska and some others. Brother Nate Montana is a reserve quarterback for the Fighting Irish.

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Committed to the University of Washington.

 

Definitely the biggest named recruit for their new coaches.

 

Beat out some big boys for him.

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I still say Sarkisian is an overrated coach, you could plug a number of guys into USC's OC-spot and get similar or better results. But he is using that USC-rub to create some excitement up in Seattle, this is a big-name get that could help attract other studs.

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