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    Nick Montana Committs To...

    SEATTLE (AP) Just like his dad, Nick Montana will wear a golden helmet in college. Unlike his famous father, he'll be doing it on the shores of Lake Washington and not under the watchful eye of Touchdown Jesus.

    Nick Montana, the son of former Notre Dame and NFL great Joe Montana, has given a verbal commitment to play his college ball at Washington. He will be a senior at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif. this fall. He told his coach Bill Redell on Tuesday night of his decision to become a Husky after visiting the school last weekend.

    ``I've put probably seven, eight, nine guys in Division I programs and he's one of the top guys I've ever had,'' Redell said by phone Wednesday. ``He'll do nothing but get better.''

    Montana is considered one of the top prep quarterbacks for the class of 2010, rated by Scout.com as the No. 13 quarterback prospect in the country. Last season as a junior, he led Oaks Christian to a 14-0 record, threw for more than 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns.

    With one high school season left, Montana is already accepting the task of helping rebuild the once proud program at Washington.

    ``I just felt they had the best opportunity for me,'' Montana said in a radio interview Wednesday with KJR-AM in Seattle.

    Landing Montana is a huge boost for the Huskies, as new coach Steve Sarkisian tries to rebuild from last year's 0-12 season.

    Last week, high school junior Jake Heaps, from Skyline High School in the Seattle suburb of Sammamish and considered the top high school quarterback in the country, spurned an offer from the Huskies and verbally committed to BYU.

    Montana had offers from most major colleges in the country, including Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Georgia and his dad's alma mater, Notre Dame.

    In the radio interview, he said Washington wasn't high on his list but that changed after visiting the school with his parents and meeting with Sarkisian.

    ``When I got up there I just had a great feeling and a feeling I couldn't turn down,'' Montana said. ``I knew I had to be there.''

    The school cannot comment on Montana's decision until he signs a national letter of intent in February. But Sarkisian wrote on his Twitter page late Tuesday, ``The Dawgs are barking loud tonight!!!''

    Washington fans will soon get a chance to see Montana up close. His Oaks Christian team plays at Heaps' Skyline squad on Sept. 18.

    ``The parents made it clear it was his decision. I don't think Joe or anybody put any pressure on him to go to Notre Dame or not go to Notre Dame,'' Redell said. ``They left that decision up to him.''

    The Associated Press
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    Buzzsaw, isn't his high school backup Wayne Gretzky's son?

    Quite a quarterback battle Montana v. Gretzky.

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    He should have gone to Montana, so the name on the front could match the name on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins44 View Post
    Buzzsaw, isn't his high school backup Wayne Gretzky's son?

    Quite a quarterback battle Montana v. Gretzky.
    Montana was the starter, Gretzky was his backup and actor Will Smith's son was Montana's #1 WR.

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    Montana was the starter, Gretzky was his backup and actor Will Smith's son was Montana's #1 WR.
    Jeez, talk about star power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 49ersJetsfan View Post
    Montana was the starter, Gretzky was his backup and actor Will Smith's son was Montana's #1 WR.
    Boy, that High School must have some extraordinarily successful PTA Fund Raisers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins44 View Post
    Buzzsaw, isn't his high school backup Wayne Gretzky's son?

    Quite a quarterback battle Montana v. Gretzky.
    I remember seeing a story about that on ESPN or somewhere similar. The Montanas, Gretzkys and Smiths all in the crowd like its a Laker game or something.

    Is Montana still married to his wife (Jennifer I think)? If so, I would gladly volunteer for that PTA - that's 3 MILFs right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Is Montana still married to his wife (Jennifer I think)? If so, I would gladly volunteer for that PTA - that's 3 MILFs right there.
    Yes, they are still married. Joe has had some health issues the past few years though - high blood pressure and cholesterol even though he still is in tremendous shape for his age (just turned 53 on 6/11). Its the Pittsburgh eating habits... too many greasy meals with a ton of red meat (there was an article about his health last year and he was trying to raise awareness or something like that).

    Hard to believe that he's been gone from the NFL for 15 years already and his kid will be in the draft in like 4-5 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 49ersJetsfan View Post
    Yes, they are still married. Joe has had some health issues the past few years though - high blood pressure and cholesterol even though he still is in tremendous shape for his age (just turned 53 on 6/11). Its the Pittsburgh eating habits... too many greasy meals with a ton of red meat (there was an article about his health last year and he was trying to raise awareness or something like that).

    Hard to believe that he's been gone from the NFL for 15 years already and his kid will be in the draft in like 4-5 years!
    Joe already has a son, Nate, that is N.F.L. age (or close to it) and he's a quarterback at Notre Dame. Not really sure what year he's in, but he's a walk-on, 5th string type, so he'll be sort of anonymous during his career. Clearly, he has no delusions about playing in the N.F.L., or else he would've transferred to a smaller school for playing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins44 View Post
    Joe already has a son, Nate, that is N.F.L. age (or close to it) and he's a quarterback at Notre Dame. Not really sure what year he's in, but he's a walk-on, 5th string type, so he'll be sort of anonymous during his career. Clearly, he has no delusions about playing in the N.F.L., or else he would've transferred to a smaller school for playing time.
    Nate barely played in HS - unlike his younger brother he didn't really like football when he was younger (Nick was the hardcore one). Nate has the natural talent but I don't think he has the mentality and passion for the game to make it to the pros. Nick on the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up a day one pick someday.

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