Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School held a signing ceremony for seniors DJ Carter, Myles Butler, Marcus Dees, Judd Osten, Hollis Johnson, Sam Leslie, Taylar Tunstall, and Grant Smith on National Signing Day. The event was held at the Montgomery Catholic High School Campus at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
All seven Catholic Knight athletes signed to play their respective sport at the college level.
DJ Carter signed his letter of intent to play football with the US Air Force Academy Falcons. He is a 2020 All-State, 2 times All-Metro, 3 Time All-CCC (Capital City Conference) wide receiver. His career stats are 50 Carries for 367yds, 112 catches for 2363 yds, and 721 Return yds. DJ has attended Montgomery Catholic for seven years and received 13 college offers. DJ is the son of Sonia Carter of Montgomery, AL.
Marcus Dees II signed his letter of intent to play football with the Wofford College Terriers. He is a 2019 All-Metro, 2 Time All-CCC (Capital City Conference) defensive lineman. His career stats are 138 Solo Tackles, 104 Assist, 242 Total Tackles, 45 Tackles for loss, and 15 Sacks. Marcus has attended Montgomery Catholic for four years and received 4 college offers. Marcus is the son of Marcus and Shenitra Dees of Montgomery, AL.
Judd Osten signed his letter of intent to play soccer with the University of West Alabama Tigers. He had 16 goals and 12 assists his Junior year, is Captain of his high school and VHSC club teams, has been to regionals and nationals with his club team 2 years in a row, and won a State Championship with his club team. Judd has attended Montgomery Catholic since Kindergarten and is the son of Charlie and Ann Osten of Montgomery, AL.
Hollis Johnson V signed his letter of intent to run Cross Country and Track and Field with the Mississippi College Choctaws. Hollis was a member of the 2018 4A State Championship XC Team; he was All-State XC 2018, 2019, 2020, All-Metro XC 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and a Montgomery Catholic Freshman Jimmy Hitchcock Nominee. He has attended Montgomery Catholic for ten years and is the son of Hollis and Terri Johnson of Montgomery, AL.
Sam Leslie signed his letter of intent to run Cross Country with the Auburn University at Montgomery Warhawks. Sam was a member of the 2018 4A State Championship XC Team; he was awarded All-Metro in 2019 and 2020, and All-State in 2019 and 2020. He has attended Montgomery Catholic since Kindergarten and is the son of Fred and Lucy Leslie of Montgomery, AL.
Taylar Tunstall signed her letter of intent to run Track and Field with the Dillard University Blue Devils. She was a member of the 2019 Girls 4A Track and Field State Championship Team. Taylar has attended Montgomery Catholic for six years and is the daughter of Scotty and Gwendolyn Tunstall of Montgomery, AL.
Grant Smith signed his letter of intent to play golf with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. He has been an All-Metro player 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019, the Montgomery Metro Player of the Year 2018 & 2019, has been a State Qualifier every year since the 7th grade, won over 10 tournaments in his career, and he’s the defending Blue/Grey Individual Champion. Grant has attended Montgomery Catholic since Kindergarten and is the son of Michael and Kristin Smith of Montgomery, AL.
Montgomery Catholic President Justin Castanza, Principal Eileen Aaron, Athletic Director Daniel Veres, Head Football Coach Kirk Johnson, Head Soccer Coach Wulf Koch, and Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach Hollis Johnson welcomed parents and families to our Campus Signing Day. Due to Covid-19, we limited this event to signees, their families, and the media in an effort to comply with spacing restrictions, and to support our amazing student-athletes in the safest way possible.
Montgomery Catholic is looking forward to following these students and their college careers over the next four years. GO KNIGHTS!