JC Safety, Prep CB Landed by Lobos
The New Mexico Lobos’ defensive backfield, the unit that by consensus needs the most help for next year, has gotten some this week.
David Guthrie, a junior college strong safety, and Jesse Montgomery, a cornerback from Madison High School in Dallas, have committed to attend UNM next fall.
The commitment of Guthrie, listed at 5-foot-11 and 200, has been reported by multiple online scouting services. At the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif., he had 53 tackles and five interceptions — one for a touchdown — in helping the Eagles to an 10-1 record and the California junior college Central Division title.
At Douglas High School in Winston, Ore., Guthrie was a Class 4A first-team All-State selection as a safety and as a wide receiver.
According to espn.com and scout.com, Guthrie had a scholarship offer from Illinois but chose UNM.
Montgomery, listed at 6-3 and 175 pounds, announced his commitment to UNM on his Twitter page.
He was a Class 12-3A second-team All-District choice in 2011 as a junior, according to the website Lone Star Gridiron. Montgomery also played wide receiver.
With Guthrie and Montgomery, UNM has eight commitments toward its 2013 recruiting class of 25.
They are, in addition to Guthrie and Montgomery:
♦ William Udeh, 6-2, 235, a defensive lineman from Coppell (Texas) High School;
♦ Kimmie Carson, 6-2, 210, a linebacker from East Central High School in Tulsa, Okla.;
♦ Jadon Boatright, 5-10, 170, a defensive back from Liberty Hill (Texas) High School;
♦ Romell Jordan, 5-8, 165, a running back from Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho;
♦ Trevon Roy, 6-2, 210, an athlete (position undetermined) from Dallas Pinkston High School; and
♦ Samuel Mabany, 6-6, 225, a defensive lineman from South High School in Denver.
The list does not include quarterback Jacob Bronowski, a 2012 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas. Bronowski, who announced his commitment to UNM via Twitter, did not play football this fall and is likely a walk-on.
All commitments are nonbinding, pending signed letters of intent.
Midyear junior college transfers can sign as early as Dec. 19. Signing day for high school players and spring junior college graduates is Feb. 6.
— This article appeared on page D1 of the Albuquerque Journal