— Ryan Montgomery (@RyanMonty2025) October 3, 2022
Montgomery is a 6-foot-2.5, 200-pounder from Findlay High School in Ohio. Penn State was one of the first schools to offer Montgomery, doing so in July of 2021 before he even got to high school.
His October visit tour begins this coming Saturday, Oct. 8, when he goes to Georgia for its game with Auburn. He’ll then be guest of Michigan Oct. 15 before attending Penn State’s White Out game against Minnesota the next week.
Montgomery also has offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, Tennessee, Toledo, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. 247Sports’ lone crystal ball projection, placed by Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts, has Montgomery picking Ohio State.
Ryan’s older brother, Luke, committed to Ohio State February. Luke is a four-star Class of 2023 offensive lineman that Penn State also recruited.
Last season, Montgomery threw for 2,420 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a freshman.
Penn State has a bright future at the quarterback position. Drew Allar and Beau Pribula are already in place from the Class of 2022, and three-star 2023 QB Jaxon Smolik committed to Penn State in August. Penn State doesn’t have any players committed to its 2025 class yet, and only four-star offensive lineman Cooper Cousins is committed to its Class of 2024.
In an interview with Rivals.com two summers ago, Montgomery spoke highly of the man largely responsible for bringing quarterbacks to Penn State, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.
“He was awesome,” Montgomery said. “Super-relatable guy. I was in the meeting room with him and got a good feel for what he’s like. One minute, he’s super-chill, then the next minute he’s up and energetic. But he was awesome. He really knows my stuff and he has a great relationship with my quarterbacks coach, so they’re pretty much on the same page.”