Indiana DE Kyran Montgomery Earns FSU Offer

Recently we have seen the Florida State coaches extending offers to new defensive end targets for the 2021 recruiting class. One of the latest to earn an offer is Indianapolis-Pike standout Kyran Montgomery. We spoke to the 3-star about his emerging recruitment and to see how the offer from the Seminoles impacts his decision.

Florida State has a dire need for pass-rushing defensive ends for the 2021 class. New names are emerging on the board for FSU as they look to fill their needs. Kyran Montgomery released a top 6 recently, but the offer from FSU has caught his attention.

“Recruiting has been going good,” said Montgomery. “I’ve been talking to the schools that made my top 6. Recently, FSU hit me up. Who’s going to turn that down? It’s FSU. A lot of other schools stopped talking to me when I released the list but FSU has kept coming. I released that list because those are schools I like where the recruitment is at and I think they are the best fit for me. My recruitment is 100% open.”

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FSU’s pursuit of Montgomery has been swift. From the initial contact to now, the coaches at FSU are working to show Kyran how important of a recruit he is.

“FSU reached out to me at 5 p.m. and told me to give them a call,” said Montgomery. Coach J.P. and I talked for a few minutes, mainly about my top 6 and the new opportunities FSU can offer me. He told me they were going to go over my film and would be back in contact. The next day the head coach and defensive coordinator followed me on Twitter. I did a Zoom call and virtual tour with them and then they gave me the offer.”

“I like that FSU has playing time available and that it is a big-time school,” Montgomery continued. “Any time you get an offer from a big-time school like that you have to consider it. They have a great tradition. Their history and so many good things they’ve done is what I like about them. I know the coaching staff is new and I want to see how they do. I think they are going to have a big turnaround. I talked with Coach Fuller today and he was telling me they need edge help. He’s sending me some graphics about the defense.”

The 6’5”, 244 pound end says that he has enough versatility to play with his hand in the dirt while also being able to drop back into coverage. 

“The schools in my top 6 are recruiting me as an outside linebacker and edge player,” said Montgomery. “I’m willing to play whatever I can to help my team. I think I will keep getting bigger when I get into a college program. I think I will be able to play with my hand in the dirt while also being able to drop into coverage. My high school plays a 3-3 stack which I like, but I would like to play in a 4-man front because I face double teams 60% of the game. It’s harder for the linemen playing a 4-man front. I had 9 sacks and 25 tackles for loss last year with teams running right at me and scheming to take me out of the game.”

Kyran says that he’s looking forward to being able to take in-person visits. He has taken virtual tours with numerous schools but says the feel of the in-person visits will help him in making his decision.

“I was going to make a decision next month but that isn’t going to happen now,” said Montgomery. “I want to see who else comes in and offers. I’ve done virtual tours with the schools in my top 6 and with FSU. There’s positive and negatives with each. I’ve taken unofficial visits to Ohio State, Purdue, Iowa, Penn State, Michigan State and Cincinnati. I was going to go to Missouri but the outbreak hit. They have a different feel and energy and they help make my decision. Scheme, academics, location and family feel is what I am looking for.”

Montgomery is working to get prepared for his senior year and says he has some goals he’d like to hit this season.

“I’m humble and I like to have fun with my team,” said Montgomery. “I like to get excited and cheer my team and coaches on. I want to be the leader of the team this year. I want to win some games, have the most sacks in the state and have the most tackles for loss in the state again. I just want to win.”

Stay tuned as we track Kyran’s upcoming senior season and growing recruitment. 

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