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Nate Montana to Walk-on at ND


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This is a great pick-up IMO. USC, Cal, UCLA all wanted him also so he must have some intangibles. It's also a great recruiting tool to have Montana walking around the sidelines (not that we aren't recruiting well without). And one more point, if we were to "hand" out scolarships based on last names (Golic), who better to have? (BTW, I think Golic will be a good one despite the weak eastern league he plays in ESPN-country; no knock on him)

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Was the interest by those other schools legitimate or merely a ploy to get the son of Joe Montana to come to their school? Regardless, there is no other place in the country that Nate belongs at other then ND.

 

I like this quote from him...

 

"This has taught me one of the best lessons I've ever learned," Montana said of his third-string status. "This school taught me what hard work is and how much harder I need to work to get myself better."

While his role on this year's team hasn't yielded a lot of playing time, it has gotten Montana hooked on football again. He said he will play at Notre Dame next season as an invited walk-on and that he hopes to earn a scholarship by 2009.

 

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_7731356?source=most_emailed

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I'm not sure as of why those schools were recruiting him but I can guess. If he has 1/10th of his dad's ability, he'd be an asset on any team. Remember, he doesn't have the experience most QB's have out of highschool so the ceiling could be pretty high. I'll take that chance anyday. Also, is Jerry Rice's son still in highschool? That would be pretty cool to watch. "Montana to Rice for a Notre Dame touchdown!!"

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Also, is Jerry Rice's son still in highschool? That would be pretty cool to watch. "Montana to Rice for a Notre Dame touchdown!!"

 

Yeah, a junior out in the Bay. Has only played organized football for three years.

 

I say let's bring all the former 49ers sons to ND. Brent Jones kid can play TE. Craig's son toting the rock. Sapolu's and Cross' paving the way for them all. Ronnie Lott is cool, save for his college years.

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I don't see how we could even consider this kid the 23rd recruit. If he isn't starting at his HS then how could he ever hope to see the field at ND. Great feel good story.

 

Didn't MJ yeah MJ #23 not start in high school !!!!! And his dad wasn't Joe Montana. His dad was Gary Jordan or whatever. :shock:

 

I like my chances. Welcome to ND Nate

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I don't see how we could even consider this kid the 23rd recruit. If he isn't starting at his HS then how could he ever hope to see the field at ND. Great feel good story.

 

Didn't MJ yeah MJ #23 not start in high school !!!!! And his dad wasn't Joe Montana. His dad was Gary Jordan or whatever. :shock:

 

I like my chances. Welcome to ND Nate

 

Not only did MJ not start, but he got cut off his high school team. Twice I believe.

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In his sophomore year.

 

It might have even been his freshman year. Either way, by the time he was a senior, he was one of the best players in the country, hence going to North Carolina, and starting as a freshman (hitting game winning shot in finals, yada yada yada, greatest player ever)

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I'm just saying that he will be ALL scout team, if that. If he has a ride somewhere else then he should take it. I just know that feel good stories rarely, if ever, work out. As far as the comparison to #23. I would say that rarely happens. That is also why Indiana High School Athletic assn went to class basketball. The David slaying the Goliath happened maybe once every 40 years. But..............what the heck! It is Christmas and all. Do you believe in Miracles? :drunk: :clap: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

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My dad was in school with Montana and tells me how naturally gifted he was. Apparently he could dunk a basketball and could catch anything thrown his way. Basically, any sport he played he excelled at. I think that Nate might have the same athleticism. I know he was a back-up in HS, but I laso know that he just recently(according to today's standards) got into football so let's all hope for the best! It's a good day to have a Montana back on the sideline!!

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