Pitt added an 11th recruit to its 2022 class on Monday, as Isaiah Montgomery, a lineman out of Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, committed to the program.
100% committed @Pitt_FB @CoachDuzzPittFB @CoachBorbs @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @LHRubama @hatfieldsports @ReeseBecker pic.twitter.com/8DoiY0FBQQ— Isaiah Montgomery (@IsaiahMontgom13) June 28, 2021
“Thank you to all the coaches who took a chance on me and believed in me,” he said. “But I have decided to spend my next four to five years at the University of Pittsburgh.”
The 6’5”, 287-pound lineman holds three-star ratings from 247Sports and Rivals. The former ranks him as the No. 95 tackle in the nation and the No. 26 recruit out of Virginia in the 2022 class, while the latter considers him the No. 27 guard and the No. 16 prospect in Virginia.
At Landstown High School, Montgomery was part of an Eagles team that went 9-5 in its last full season in 2019. However, the team took a step back in its most recent campaign, going 1-4 in a season shortened by the pandemic.
Montgomery is the first Virginia recruit Pitt has secured in its 2022 class. The state and the DMV region as a whole have served as a pipeline of talent to the program in recent years, with Pitt signing four Virginia recruits and two Maryland recruits to its 2021 class and at least two from D.C., Maryland or Virginia in each of the previous three classes.
In addition, Montgomery is the second offensive line recruit that Pat Narduzzi and his staff have signed this summer, with the first being Ja’Kavion Nonar, an under-the-radar recruit out of Belle Glade, Florida. Both prospects bring impressive size to the table, but with Montgomery ranked as one of the top 30 guards in the nation, he may have a shorter path to playing time than Nonar.