Last week’s announcement that Everett High School football standout John Montelus has accepted a scholarship and offer to play Notre Dame football at the legendary Indiana University is as big as a local sports story can get.
Notre Dame football is all about a legendary past. The Fighting Irish, as the team is known across the land, plays its home games on the Notre Dame campus inside Notre Dame Stadium, which holds 80,000 people and is the closest thing to a sports shrine that exists in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Fighting Irish Montelus has decided to play for hold 13 recognized national championships.
Notre Dame has also produced 96 All-Americans and 7 Heisman Trophy winners.
As part of his decision to go to Notre Dame, Montelus will receive a full football scholarship with tuition and room and board, a package exceeding $210,000 in value.
Montelus, according to those who follow high school football, is the entire package, so to speak.
He has size. He has strength. He has power. He has speed and dexterity. And he has mastered the art of blocking which is what Notre Dame was attracted to and which is why Notre Dame has offered Montelus a full football scholarship.
Montelus has another year to develop his immense skills under the watchful eye of EHS football line coach Mike Milo and head coach John DiBiaso.
In addition to his outstanding football and athletic skills, Montelus is an impressive young man and a good student as well.
He is articulate, personable, dedicated and hardworking on and off the field.
This news is one more wonderful reason to support Crimson Tide Football.
It is also a reason to congratulate John Montelus on the great opportunity that awaits him at the end of his high school career in Everett.