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Monday, February 13, 2012
Florida, WVU, Michigan offer Everett's Montelus


ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on the East Recruiting Blog with Everett High junior offensive tackle John Montelus, who has seen quite a bit of action in the recruiting circles since National Letter of Intent Day on February 1.

On Feb. 6, Montelus received a scholarship offer from the University of Florida. Six days later, the ESPN Boston All-State lineman was down in Morgantown, W. Va., on an unofficial visit at the University of West Virginia.

Brown writes:

Montelus was in class earlier last week when he received a message to call Florida head coach Will Muschamp. When he made the call, an offer was extended.

Montelus said he's trying to schedule a visit to Florida during April vacation.

“The West Virginia trip was really good,” Montelus said. “The coaches are friendly, the campus is nice and we got to attend a basketball game (West Virginia vs. Louisville). What I hated the most is I had no reception on my phone. That could be a problem. It's a lot of mountains, a lot of hills.”

West Virginia made Montelus an offer as well.

Montelus, a 6-foot-4, 293-pound junior, played left tackle last season, when he helped Everett extend the program's winning streak to 25 games by beating Lincoln-Sudbury, 36-13, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl. He now has seven offers. The others are from Boston College, Connecticut, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia.

Montelus said he will attend a junior day at Connecticut on Feb. 25, and will likely make a return trip to Boston College for spring practice. He attended a junior day at BC last month.

“It was a great week,” he said.

Earlier today, Montelus also announced via his twitter account that Michigan had extended a scholarship offer, bringing his total to eight.

"Just got offered by Michigan," he wrote.