QB Nick Montana, son of Joe Montana, signs with Tulane

Advocate photo by SUSAN POAGFirst-year coach Curtis Johnson leads the Green Wave onto the field for a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Johnson and the Green Wave begin their second spring practice Wednesday. Show caption
Advocate photo by SUSAN POAGFirst-year coach Curtis Johnson leads the Green Wave onto the field for a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Johnson and the Green Wave begin their second spring practice Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS — Tulane has received a national letter of intent from junior college quarterback Nick Montana, the son of Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana.

The school made it official Friday, announcing the addition of the younger Montana, who threw for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns this season at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Montana— who originally signed with the University of Washington in 2010 — will have two years of eligibility remaining. He is enrolling this spring, meaning he’ll be able to participate in spring practice and compete for the starting job next fall.

Nick Montana said Johnson’s system is a good fit for him. He says Tulane’s academic standards are also important to him as he pursues a business degree.

Dating back to high school, Montana has compiled a 38-3 record as a starter. He was 27-1 in high school, 0-1 at Washington and 11-1 in junior college.