Montgomery is getting comfortable with the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators hosted one of their top quarterbacks on campus for the Class of 2025 last Saturday as the staff looks to fill the position in the class.

2025 quarterback Ryan Montgomery (6-3, 215, Findlay, OH. High) was on campus, and this time he had both his mom and dad on the visit with him.

“Watching ball with Coach [Billy] Napier and Coach [Ryan] O’Hara,” Montgomery said on the highlights of the trip for him. “Having my mom along to see everything and see the stadium lit up at night.”

Montgomery spent a lot of time around Napier and O’Hara and their message was very simple the Gators’ staff likes everything about the quarterbacks’ skillset.

“They want me to be a Gator,” he said on the message from the staff. “They like my mindset with studying film, and that I can make the throws they want to see based off of the scheme they run.”

While talking with the coaching staff, Montgomery was compared to a current Gators’ quarterback as both parties believe the Ohio native would be a good fit in Gainesville.

“They think I have a lot of similarities to Graham [Mertz],” Montgomery said on how the staff feels like he fits into the offense. “They think I would be a great fit.”

Montgomery also got a chance to meet freshman quarterback DJ Lagway who talked with the quarterback during the visit.

“I met him briefly, and I was very impressed,” he said on if he got to spend time around DJ Lagway. “He seems to really love it there.”

Heading into the visit, Montgomery was high on the Gators, South Carolina, and Georgia, and the quarterback says Florida improved its chance with him after the visit.

“Yes, they did,” Montgomery said on whether Florida improved its chances with this visit. “They’re in the top 3 and I feel more comfortable every time I visit.”

Next up for Montgomery will be finishing his junior basketball season and then he will focus on what’s next in terms of his recruitment.

“Basketball is my focus for the next month and then I’ll decide if I make a decision or revisit [schools] for a spring practice,” he said on what’s next for him.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.


  1. I would love to see UF take a top Ohio prospect from OSU. Considering OSU, after the 2006 butt kicking, decided that Ohio State football needed to move their recruiting offices to Florida. Totally SICK of that Big 10 program constantly raiding the best H.S. talent in the State. A little payback would be nice.