Douglass offensive tackle Mildren Montgomery has found a new college family.
Previously set on Texas Tech, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Montgomery switched his verbal commitment to Tulsa on Monday, as first reported by the Tulsa World.
“I went up there for a visit and, man, when they say family, they really mean family,” Montgomery told The Oklahoman. “It's an incredible place.”
Montgomery had been recruited to Texas Tech by former offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, who recently left for TCU.
“Coach Cumbie left, and they never told me he was leaving,” Montgomery said. “He's gotta do what he thinks is best for his family, so that's fine.
“(Tulsa) had offered me awhile ago, but they started talking to me again last week. I went up there on Friday and came back (Sunday). Some of the coaches know my dad, so it feels like they know me.”
Montgomery's father, Jon Montgomery, was a college coach for 20 years at places such as Cincinnati, Grambling and other schools.
Tulsa now has verbal commitments from the top three offensive line prospects in the state, based on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings. Montgomery joins Yukon's Tyler Bowling and Bixby's Chandler Miller as future TU offensive linemen.