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Motivation Monday: Auburn commit E.J. Montgomery dishes on what fuels his fire

E.J. Montgomery powers through for the hard bucket. (Photo: Chick-fil-A Classic)

E.J. Montgomery powers through for the hard bucket. (Photo: Chick-fil-A Classic)

It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push through past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.

It’s getting your parents that new house, it’s retiring your grandmother, it’s, simply, never wanting to be picked last again.

Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.

Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes on all levels and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.

Today we caught up with Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) forward E.J. Montgomery, an Auburn commit.

The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Just being able to hopefully take care of my family one day. They’ve worked so hard to help me go after my dreams and I want to be able to pay them back and hopefully let them retire early. I want to take care of them.”

Here are the fruits of E.J. Montgomery’s motivation.

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