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Recruiting: Douglass tackle Mildren Montgomery switches commitment to Tulsa

Previously committed to Texas Tech, Montgomery made the switch after the Red Raiders failed to inform him that offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie had left for TCU.
by Scott Wright Published: January 20, 2014
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Mildren Montgomery

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.

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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