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Penn State Football All 105

Penn State All 105: London Calling

All 105 is a Nittany Sorts Now series profiling each Penn State football player. In this edition, we will be taking a look at true freshman running back London Montgomery.

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 186 pounds

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Before Penn State: Montgomery suffered a season-ending knee injury during a scrimmage ahead of his senior season. But make no mistake, he make his mark on Scranton Prep, putting up video game like numbers. Montgomery ended his junior season with 2,356 yards and 36 touchdowns. A four-star recruit, Montgomery committed to Penn State last July, picking PSU over Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia Tech, among others.

Where he stands: To say Penn State’s loaded at running back would be an understatement. Nick Singleton (1,061 yards, 12 touchdowns, 156 carries in 2022) and Kaytron Allen (867 yards, 10 touchdowns, 167 carries) are looking to follow up two of the best true freshmen seasons any PSU RB has had. Penn State also signed a solid veteran in Minnesota Trey Potts. Montgomery has competition in his own class, two, with three-star Cam Wallace (Mt. Vernon, Georgia) in the mix. The combination of Penn State’s depth, Montgomery’s youth and the fact that he hasn’t played a regular-season game since 2021 make it unlikely that he’ll get a lot of playing time in Year 1.

A quote by Montgomery: My grandma actually liked Penn State, so I was a big Penn State fan. I didn’t go to any games or anything, but I used to watch as a little kid. I always dreamed of getting an offer from Penn State, so it was definitely a blessing. — Montgomery to Nittany Sports Now in an exclusive interview after Penn State offered him in March 2022

A quote about Montgomery: They picked up an exceptional football player, an exceptional person and a worker. Pennsylvania is kind of a blue-collar state where people want people to work, he’s a guy who’s going to work regardless of what happens. He’s going to continue to work, he’s going to work real hard. He’s going to do the best he can to be great, and I think that’s going to be great not only for him but also for the football program. — Montgomery’s high school coach, Terry Gallagher, to NSN after Montgomery committed in July 2022

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