Four-star cornerback Ken Montgomery Jr. signed with Maryland football on Wednesday, becoming the 23rd member of coach DJ Durkin’s 2018 class.
4-star CB Ken Montgomery Jr. is going to be a Maryland Terrapin. pic.twitter.com/5JO2YZDAA2
— Kelly Parsons (@_kellyparsons) February 7, 2018
The No. 33 cornerback in the country, according to 247Sports, signed at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida. Maryland offered the 6-foot-1, 165-pound cornerback a scholarship in 2016, but Montgomery Jr. committed to UCLA this past October. After decommitting, Montgomery Jr. took an official visit to College Park on Jan. 26.
Montgomery Jr. adds speed to the Terps’ secondary after cornerback JC Jackson declared for the NFL Draft and 2018 four-star cornerback Noah Boykin flipped his commitment from Maryland to Notre Dame. Maryland’s secondary allowed the third-most passing yards in the Big Ten last season.
With the addition of Montgomery Jr., combined with 2018 Maryland signee Vincent Flythe, Maryland added depth at cornerback. Maryland’s 2018 class now ranks 26th in 247Sports’ rankings.