Iowa Offers Dynamic Naeshaun Montgomery
'25 Talented Playmaker Talks Hawkeye Opportunity
Iowa Football’s recruiting territories have shifted around during the last 25 years. It’s often been based on the connections of the assistant coaches.
The current staff features two former Hawkeyes with strong ties in Florida. Ladell Betts and Adbul Hodge are helping them pursue prospects in the Sunshine State.
Hodge attended Spring practice at West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman on Tuesday. One of its top players in the 2025 Class, Naeshaun Montgomery reported that the Iowa assistant offered him a scholarship.
“Coach Hodge was at my school and was watching me practice. His words were that he loved what he’s seen from me. It was kind of a brief convo,” Montgomery told HF.
The 6-foot-3 sophomore lists receiver, quarterback and safety as his positions on Twitter. It’s receiver on his Hudl page. His athleticism and versatile skill set could thrive at multiple spots on the next level.
247Sports and On3 list him as a four-star receiver and the No. 13 player at that position nationally in ’25. On3 ranks him as the No. 71 player overall in the country for the cycle, while 247 has him at 85.
Montgomery said he doesn’t know much about Iowa, so it’s difficult picking out what he likes about the program and school.
“It’s kind of hard to answer. I never been there but definitely would love to visit. I hope it’s sometime soon. I will have to speak with my dad to see when we can visit,” he said.
Montgomery is getting to know a lot of college coaching staffs. He reports scholarship offers from Florida, Indiana, LSU, Maryland, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Texas A&M, USC and others.
“The most important thing for me in picking a school will be somewhere where they can develop me to be the best I can be,” he said.
As a sophomore in ’22, Montgomery caught 16 passes for 251 yards and eight touchdowns, according to Max Preps. He returned one punt for a 60-yard score.