Following up on reports that first surfaced last month, Nick Montana has officially landed at his new collegiate football home.
Tulane announced Friday that the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana has signed his National Letter of Intent with the Green Wave and will begin competing with the football program during spring practice. The quarterback will have two years of eligibility.
“We are very excited about the addition of Nick to our program,” Tulane head football coach Curtis Johnson said. “He was very high on our list for this year’s class. Nick is a highly intelligent player who has a very accurate arm and has incredible leadership skills, and he is a proven winner. We will have a young group of quarterbacks next season so we made it a priority to bring in an experienced player at that position. We believe Nick will have an immediate impact on our program.”
Montana spent this past season at Mount San Antonio College after transferring to the JUCO ranks from Washington in January of 2012. As a three-star member of the Huskies’ 2010 recruiting class, Montana was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 22 pro-style quarterback in the country.
After redshirting as a true freshman, Montana completed 24 of 42 of his passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. He started one game that season in place of an injured Keith Price.