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Posted On: 09/21/20 9:30 AM

Paraclete (Lancaster) quarterback CJ MontesCJMontes6'0" | QBParaclete | 2021StateCA announced his commitment to New Mexico Friday.

Montes is 6-feet, 170 pounds and was the fourth ranked uncommitted quarterback in the state according to Prep Redzone.

He told Greg Biggins of 247Sports that New Mexico was the front runner since they initially offered him early in the recruiting process.

"New Mexico believed in me from the beginning and that meant a lot to me," Montes said. "They looked past my transfers, which I had no control over and saw me for me. They believed in my ability to play and lead and I’m definitely ready to go show my talent and smarts on the football field."

Montes is the second quarterback in New Mexico’s 2021 recruiting class, but they always intended on having multiple quarterbacks in the class. Bear Milacek of Boulder Creek High in Phoenix, AZ is the other quarterback committed. Montes is the second player from California in the New Mexico recruiting class, joining Keyonta LanierKeyontaLanier6'0" | ATHLong Beach Poly | 2021StateCA of Long Beach Poly.

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