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Nebraska, Ohio State offer Everett OT Montelus

February, 23, 2012
The scholarship offers continue to pour in for Everett offensive lineman John Montelus.

Montelus, a 6-foot-4, 293-pound junior, said he received offers from Ohio State and Nebraska on Thursday morning. He now has 11 offers. The others are from Boston College, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“They all stand out right now, but I'll have a list [of favorites] soon,” Montelus said.

Montelus will attend a junior day at UConn on Saturday, and plans to visit Florida during April vacation. He has also attended junior days at Boston College and West Virginia.

Montelus 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.

BC, Big Ten on radar for Everett OT Montelus

January, 5, 2012
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on the East Recruiting Blog with Everett junior offensive tackle John Montelus, who had four Division 1 FBS scholarship offers before the start of the 2011 season and has since added a fifth from Boston College.

Virginia, Syracuse, UConn and NC State all offered the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Montelus before his 16th birthday. He then went out and lived up to those expectations by being named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team.

Could more offers be coming down the pipe? Brown writes:

Montelus, who plays left tackle, said BC offensive line coach Sean Devine was at two of his games last season. Montelus has shown interest in BC as well. He attended BC's game against Florida State last season, and was in attendance when BC played Virginia in 2010.

Montelus helped Everett extend the program's winning streak to 25 games when it beat Lincoln-Sudbury, 36-13, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl in December.

Montelus said he thinks West Virginia and Rutgers are also close to offering him a scholarship. He has also been invited to attend a junior day at West Virginia next month.

“Big Ten schools are starting to talk to me too,” he said. “Michigan's offensive line coach talked to me recently and I've also heard from Purdue and Nebraska.

“I don't really like to talk about what schools I like and what schools I don't like. I have another year and people will find out. Right now I'm just happy all these schools have offered me.”