Former Thousand Oaks High football players Marc Monestime and Mack Humphrey have elected to forfeit their scholarships at the University of Montana and will return to play at a local junior college. Both players redshirted as freshmen this season at the Big Sky Conference school.
Monestime rushed for 4,054 yards in 3 seasons at Thousand Oaks to become the Ventura County career rushing leader. Along with Humphrey, an All-Southern Section linebacker, he led the Lancers to their first Coastal Conference championship in 1987.
"We just didn't like it very much there," Humphrey said of Montana. "I didn't like playing football there. It was more of a job than playing. "
Both will choose between Moorpark and Glendale colleges, something they said they should have done initially.
"If I did start over again I would definitely go to a junior college," Monestime said. "I just didn't want to go to a JC at the time."