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John Montelus lands offers from UF, WVU

2/13/2012

Last week was a week offensive lineman John Montelus (Everett, Mass./Everett) probably won't forget anytime soon.

The week began with a scholarship offer from Florida, and ended with a trip to West Virginia for Saturday's junior day.

Montelus was in class earlier last week when he received a message to call Florida head coach Will Muschamp. When he made the call, an offer was extended.

Montelus said he's trying to schedule a visit to Florida during April vacation.

“The West Virginia trip was really good,” Montelus said. “The coaches are friendly, the campus is nice and we got to attend a basketball game (West Virginia vs. Louisville). What I hated the most is I had no reception on my phone. That could be a problem. It's a lot of mountains, a lot of hills.”

West Virginia made Montelus an offer as well.

Montelus, a 6-foot-4, 293-pound junior, played left tackle last season, when he helped Everett extend the program's winning streak to 25 games by beating Lincoln-Sudbury, 36-13, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl. He now has seven offers. The others are from Boston College, Connecticut, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia.

Montelus said he will attend a junior day at Connecticut on Feb. 25, and will likely make a return trip to Boston College for spring practice. He attended a junior day at BC last month.

“It was a great week,” he said.