Scouting Sarkisian's Class of 2010: QB Nick Montana

Kevin CacabelosSenior Analyst IJune 19, 2009

SeaTown Sports will be profiling Sarkisian's Class of 2010 commitments. We will provide you with a general look at each recruit and what they will bring to the Husky football program. The first player we will be taking a look at is Nick Montana.

Following in your father's footsteps is not an uncommon trend in football. Several sons have made into the NFL and some have even achieved more than their fathers.
Some examples include Hall of Fame Quarterback Bob Griese's son, Brian Griese. The Hasselbecks also have a rich history of football lineage, Matt and Tim are both a product of their TE father, Don Hasselbeck. 

And of course, who can forget the Mannings? Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning are all household names. It would not be a stretch to say that Nick Montana can achieve more than his legendary father. 

Nick Montana currently attends Oak Christian High School in California. Several well-known last names attend Oak Christian.
A quick glance at the school website reveals that Trevor Gretzky, the son of "The Great One", is on the varsity baseball team and also plays quarterback for the football team.

Nick Montana is 6-1 and weighs in at 185 pounds. He is a four-star recruit and is the ranked No. 13 among QBs from the Class of 2010.
His biggest weakness is his size, which can improve over time. He does not seem to have extraordinary physical abilities, but he is solid across the board in his fundamentals.
This was a big grab for Sarkisian and his staff as Nick Montana was also considering prestigious programs like his father's alma mater, Notre Dame, and national powerhouses in Ohio State and LSU. 

Sarkisian's experience in grooming Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, and Mark Sanchez is what drew Montana to UW.
Sarkisian will now have to find Montana adequate protection. The one disturbing trend that has been the cause of UW's offensive struggles is their lack of protection up front.
Without talent down in the trenches, Montana will have a hard time emulating his father.