Florida Football Recruiting: Nae'shaun Montgomery does the little things too

The four-star wide receiver is in Gainesville today for a visit

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One of the areas we haven't written a ton about for Florida Football in this recruiting cycle has been wide receiver, but it is an area the Gators are needing to continue to add talent to as it is one of their more shallow groups heading into the 2024 season.

This weekend the Gators will be hosting one prospect who is on a number of radars.

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Nae'shaun Montgomery is a class of 2025 wide receiver listed at 6'1" and 165 pounds on recruiting sites, though his X profile claims 6'3". He is considered a top 100 prospect by ESPN and Rivals, while On3 has him ranked 185th overall, and 247 has him as a three-star.

On film, even though he is 6'1", his catch radius is solid and he has no trouble winning 50/50 balls or goal line fades. He is not a burner compared to other guys we have profiled, but he is shifty enough to make guys miss in open space.

We probably would agree most with the On3 grading as route running could be cleaner and we would like to see more explosiveness, but one thing we do like is his willingness to block as a wide receiver. Where as in some films it feels like guys put in a blocking clip because they have to, it is obvious Montgomery takes pride in his ability to block as needed.

He is in Gainesville today for an unofficial visit with plans to return in May for an official visit. Miami, Penn State, LSU, and Alabama are among the schools who are also vying for Montgomery.