Predictions logged for Florida Football to land in state four-star receiver

Billy Napier and the Florida Gators have received a pair of crystal ball predictions favoring the program for four-star wide receiver Naeshaun Montgomery.
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Billy Napier and his staff have had scores of recruits coming through campus over the last month but have yet to have a big wave of commits. They do appear to be in the lead for one key wide receiver target, as the program recently earned a pair of crystal ball predictions from 247Sports, signaling a hopeful jump for the 2025 cycle.

The first prediction came from Blake Alderman, who favored the Gators in their pursuit of four-star wide receiver Naeshaun Montgomery out of Miami (Florida) Central. According to Alderman, while Montgomery has yet to announce a timeline for his final decision, he is expected to make his choice before the start of his final high school season.

When we profiled Montgomery back in March we said:

"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."

Montgomery's recent official visit to Gainesville seems to have left a lasting impression, with the rising senior expressing his excitement about the opportunity to work with the Gators' staff, as well as quarterback DJ Lagway. "They've always been high, but it definitely put them up another notch," Montgomery told On3's Chad Simmons, hinting at the positive impact the visit had on his perception of the program.

The Gators' efforts to secure Montgomery's commitment are further bolstered by the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM), which gives Florida a staggering 76.4% chance of signing the talented wideout. This significant advantage over other programs, including Miami (6.6%), Penn State (4.7%), and LSU (3.2%), shows the program's appeal and the staff's ability to connect with top-tier recruits.

Montgomery, ranked No. 172 overall and No. 19 at his position nationally by the 247Sports composite, and No. 243 overall and No. 35 at his position by the On3 industry ranking, is a highly sought-after prospect. His remaining official visit schedule includes trips to Penn State on June 21 and LSU last weekend, with Alabama also reported to be in the mix, although no official visit has been scheduled.