Prince George lineman Jaelin Montgomery (Photo: Byron Jones/recruit804)
Jaelin Montgomery selects the Dukes
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Prince George offensive lineman Jaelin Montgomery (2021 6-4 310) ended his recruitment Thursday evening, committing to JMU and Head Coach Curt Cignetti. Montgomery chose the Dukes over offers from ECU, ODU, Rhode Island, Liberty, Georgetown, Towson, Maine, PENN, Richmond, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, Fordham, Villanova, VMI, and Bucknell.
— Jaelin Montgomery (@jaemont1) June 25, 2020
When asked about ending his recruitment and selecting JMU, Montgomery stated, “It’s a big relief. The whole recruiting process has been stressful for me. Making the decision to commit just lightened the weight off my shoulders.”
He continued, “Coach Matt Merritt and I built a very strong relationship and I believed JMU was the best fit for me.”
Montgomery played a significant role upfront paving the way for running back Curtis Allen and protecting quarterback Tahir Johnson. The Royals reached the playoffs for the first time since 1994 and finished the season with an overall mark of 7-4. In addition, they snapped losing streaks to Dinwiddie (2005) and Thomas Dale (2000). Jaelin was a Second-Team All-Region 5B selection in 2019.
– Byron Jones