Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Repeating History: Montana to Rice in 2010?

Quick, name the greatest 1-2 QB/WR combo in NFL history.

Studies show there's a 58% chance you named Hall of Famer Joe Montana and Future Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. There is also a 17% chance you said Manning and Harrison and a 9% chance you said Aikman and Irvin. With the remaining 16% coming up with a handful of different responses.

How many of you have heard the phrase, "History is bound to repeat itself" or some version of the idiom? Well this may not be the Bay, but Tucson may be re-creating history for a new generation.

Rivals.com, among other recruiting sites, lists the class of 2009 receiver Jerry Rice Jr. as being interested in, among others in the Pac-10 area, the University of Arizona Wildcats. The 3 star receiver has been gaining a lot more attention and is looking to pull in a few more offers come National Signing Day. Arizona is recruiting the son of the great Jerry Rice and still has a few more tricks up their sleeve. Just look at those eyes, tell me that doesn't resemble the young man's Future Hall of Fame father.

Rivals.com also has given us some foresight into the 2010 recruiting class, to some extant, and who headlines the list of potential players interested in Tucson? Nick Montana, son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana. Montana has already received an offer from U of A, as well as Stanford and LSU, I'm sure Notre Dame will come knocking on his door down the road as well.

It's off in the not too distant future for sure, seeing as how Matt Scott is primed to lead the Kitty Kats for the next 2-3 years, but the potential of 2011 giving Wildcat faithful Montana to Rice is an intriguing thought for sure.