Nate Montana, Joe Montana’s oldest son, has decided to transfer to Pasadena City College in the hopes of getting some reps as a starting quarterback to better prepare him for division 1 football according to a report from the South Bend Tribune. The report states that Montana does intend to transfer back to Notre Dame in the spring.
“I’m going there with the intention of getting playing time and then returning to Notre Dame in the spring to join back up with the team and compete again for the job,” Montana said in a phone interview Friday afternoon from California. “Nothing’s ever certain. That’s a long way down the road, and I guess we’ll just have to see where things go.”
With Evan Sharpley returning for a fifth season, Montana was going to be relegated to the 4th QB again this year and with Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix both committed to the Irish for next year, Montana knew he would need some reps somewhere for him to have much of a chance to ever see the field at Notre Dame. Remember, Montana did not start in high school as he concentrated on basketball.
It will be very interesting to see how this pans out for Montana. Can he play a year in junior college and be ready to compete for a spot on the depth chart in the spring? That remains to be seen, but it will be interesting to watch.
Good luck, Nate. We hope to see you back at Notre Dame in the spring.