FSU football: Noles make top 3 for defensive end Kyran Montgomery

FSU football coaches are still hard at work evaluating players for its 2021 recruiting class. A player they offered a couple of weeks ago is high on the Noles.

Recently, I’ve written how FSU football needs to improve its pass rush to make its defense more effective in the future.

The FSU staff knows this and has been working hard to find pass rushers off the edge. Especially, since they will be losing two senior defensive ends after the 2020 season in Janarius Robinson and Joshua Kaindoh.

FSU football coaches offered three-star defensive end Kyran Montgomery two weeks ago as a player who fits that mold.

Montgomery narrowed his list of top schools to three late Sunday night, with the Noles making the cut:

He checks in at 6’4″ and 215 pounds and is considered the No. 444 ranked player nationally, No. 30 WDE, and No. 6 player in Indiana according to 247 Sports.

I’ll say this, there’s one school among the top three he has listed that isn’t like the other two. Neither Minnesota nor Missouri has the prestige or history of putting players in the NFL they way FSU football has.

FSU just had Brian Burns selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. There are still no 247 Crystal Ball Predictions for Montgomery, who has 23 offers to date.

He had visited the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Louisville, Indiana, Missouri, Purdue, and Iowa. So Missourii is the only school of the top three he has visited in person. That visit took place right before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down.

The Tigers play in the SEC, which could be a draw for Montgomery, but I think the Noles can make an impression if they can get him to campus.

They were the last school to offer him and still made his top three list of schools. There’s the potential to play early, and a proven path to the NFL, not to mention FSU is one of the top public schools in the United States.