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Leap of Faith

The signing day surprise of the 2009 class was Sam Montgomery, a four-star and the nation's No. 7 ranked defensive end prospect. Why did Montgomery take the leap and sign with head coach Les Miles, and how has the decision panned out?

When Sam Montgomery sat in front of a live television audience on February 4, three helmets lied on the table in front of him: Tennessee, LSU and North Carolina. While most felt that the Greenwood, S.C. native would stay home on the east coast with the Tar Heels, Montgomery had other plans. To understand his recruitment, you have to go back to the relationship built by former LSU defensive line...

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