Charles Montgomery, a four-star athlete, ended his recruitment by committing to Florida. The Armwood senior made his announcement at Victory Temple Outreach during a live broadcast on his Instagram page.
More than three weeks ago, Montgomery whittled down his list of 25 offers to Florida and Maryland. Montgomery wanted to make his announcement on Sunday because it was the birthday of his cousin Eddy Taylor, who died in 2019.
By choosing the Gators, Montgomery joins Jefferson tight end Gage Wilcox as the two locals in the Class of 2021 who have joined the program. It also marks the fifth straight recruiting class Florida has landed at least one area player.
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Last year, Montgomery rushed had 41 receptions for 720 yards and eight touchdowns and added another 301 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground while helping the Hawks reach the Class 6A state semifinals.
Montgomery is ranked as the 11th best athlete in the nation and 35th best player in the state according to 247 Sports composite rankings.