Montgomery transfers to Iowa State

AMES – Former South Florida wide receiver D’Vario Montgomery is transferring to Iowa State.

The Cyclones announced Wednesday that Montgomery has signed a financial aid agreement with the university and will redshirt the upcoming season.

Montgomery, who caught six passes as a true freshman for the Bulls in 2012, has three seasons of eligibility left.

Montgomery is from Winter Park, Fla. He played in high school with Cyclones starting quarterback Sam Richardson and was a two-time all-state selection, with 21 touchdown receptions as a junior and senior.

Montgomery says the chance to reunite with Richardson was a big reason why he chose to play at Iowa State.

“One thing that stuck out for me is that Coach (Paul) Rhoads has taken the team to another level,” Montgomery said. “He pushes the players and gets them to compete and it’s something I want to be a part of.”

Montgomery lines up at 6 feet, 5 inches, and weighs 200 pounds.

“It’s a fresh, new start and I am excited to get there with Sam to finish up the chemistry we had in high school,” Montgomery added. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing and a blessing. It’s something I had to take a chance on because he is my quarterback.”