News broke earlier today that Nick Montana will transfer out of the University of Washington, find a junior college to land at for a year, and then re-commit to a FBS school. He wants to go to a school where he will play all 3 years and not have to compete or play the back-up role his whole career.
In June, I heard a rumor from a very reliable source that Montana had at least thought about transferring and may by the end of the year. However, Montana pushed those thoughts to the background until after the season ended. I wrote this article when I heard that rumor, not breaking the rumor but expressing concern that Montana may not be ready to compete.
Montana has decided he wants to find a place where he is clearly the best quarterback on the roster and can come in and start the remainder of his college eligibility. The possibilites won’t be initially opened up because he will probably spend a year at at junior college similar to what Cam Newton or other transfer players have done.
The news isn’t surprising considering Keith Price beat him out for the starting job in spring, and is now considered one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-12 and in the nation. Add that to the fact that Price is only one year ahead of him thus only allowing Montana the starting nod for one year. If the recruits from 2012 don’t beat him out for the starting job once Price leaves, considering that both Cyler Miles and Jeff Lindquist project as better quarterbacks.