NEW ORLEANS - The son of former NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana has signed with Tulane University to play quarterback starting next season.

Nick Montana, who will be a junior, will transfer from Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California.

Montana orginally signed out of high school with Washington, but played in only a single game before transferring.

He compiled a 27-1 record in high school and is coming off a season where his team finished 11-1 and he threw for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns.

'We are very excited about the addition of Nick to our program,' Tulane head football coach Curtis Johnson said. 'He was very high on our list for this year's class. Nick is a highly intelligent player who has a very accurate arm and has incredible leadership skills, and he is a proven winner. We will have a young group of quarterbacks next season so we made it a priority to bring in an experienced player at that position. We believe Nick will have an immediate impact on our program.'

'I was sold on Tulane after my official visit,' Montana said. 'I was very impressed with Coach Johnson and the coaching staff and I really liked the system and the direction the program is heading. I knew Tulane was a great academic school and I look forward to studying for my business degree. I also hope to help lead the team into conference title contention and playing in bowl games. My expectations are very high and I am looking forward to joining the team and getting started this spring.'

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