Buckeyes going after Nick Montana

The Buckeyes are recruiting quaterback Nick Montana, Joe Montana’s son.

According to several reports, quarterback Nick Montana, Joe’s son, said he is flying to Columbus for an unofficial visit on Monday and Tuesday before going to check out Texas for two days. He said the Buckeyes told him he is their No. 1 quarterback target in the next recruiting class.

“They told me I was going to be pretty much their guy until I tell them that I’m not interested or unless I tell them otherwise,” Montana told BuckeyeSports.com. “Until that, they won’t be looking for another quarterback.”

Remember those San Francisco 49ers who came in last summer to give the Buckeyes a pep talk — Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig and … Joe Montana? Former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo Jr. is a Tressel friend from Youngstown. So, yes, Joe Montana played at Notre Dame and his Nick’s older brother, Nate, walked on as a quarterback for the Fighting Irish. But Jim Tressel is no stranger to the Montana family.

I remember seeing a report several years ago about Montana’s sons. Joe compared Nick to John Elway, citing his rocket arm. If Nick has Elway’s arm and Montana’s brains, he’ll be one hell of a player.

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