Montana Taking it Slow

Quarterback Nick Montana

Walnut (Calif.) Mt. San Antonio College quarterback Nick Montana holds three offers and has been hearing from a few other programs. With two years left to play, Montana is really exploring his options...

After a successful season with the Mounties, Walnut (Calif.) Mt. San Antonio College quarterback Nick Montana has picked up a few offers and has been hearing from some other programs.

"I've been hearing from Arkansas State, Auburn, Western Kentucky, Akron, and Tulane," said Montana.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback holds offers from the latter three and has been talking with Arkansas State and Auburn amongst coaching changes surrounding both programs.

Recently, Montana took a short unofficial visit to check out the Green Wave's program.

"I stopped by Tulane for a quick overnighter. It was cool; I had never been to New Orleans before, so that was cool to see," he said.

The junior college signing period beginning next Wednesday, and though Montana plans to join a program for spring ball, he's taking his time in narrowing down his decision.

"Yeah, that's the goal," he said of signing shortly. "I'm not putting too much pressure on myself, but I think I'll probably do that. I just want to make sure wherever I end up will be the right fit for the next two years."

The quarterback, who spent two seasons, including his redshirt year, at Washington before transferring to Mt. San Antonio College for the 2012 season, enjoyed his first season with the Mounties.

"It was a good year. We ended up 11-1 and we lost a game that we should have won, but you can't be too sad about going 11-1. The coaches made it pretty easy for me, made the transition smooth, so it wasn't difficult to adjust to a new team at all," he said.

Over twelve games, Montana threw for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns with a 63.2% completion rate.

"I had a pretty good year. Playing with a new system, I can see that I got a lot better from start to end. I'd say I'm a pretty accurate quarterback, and I have good field management with the offense," he said.

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