Monroe impressed with ASU visit

This past weekend marked the first time Darion Monroe set foot on the Tempe campus, and there is a fair chance that it won't be the last. Devils Digest caught up with the Reserve, LA cornerback to discuss his official visit with the Sun Devils.

The 5-11 185-pound Darion Monroe was the first official recruiting visitor under new Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, and the cornerback's was pleasantly surprised with his experience.

"The visit went good, it went really good," Monroe said. "It was much more than what I thought it would be. I thought that (the state of) Arizona was just dessert and it was way more than that. I was hosted by Cameron Marshall and also hung out with David Moala and they were very cool and receptive of me.

"I want to major in engineering and I got to meet a counselor form that school on my visit so that was big because he told me everything I needed to know about that major. I took a tour of the whole campus and it was beautiful."

Monroe played QB for the 8-4 East St. John Wildcats and reported passing for over 2,400 yards, as well as 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for over 500 yards and had 13 scores on the ground. He is however being recruited as a cornerback at the college level.

"The (ASU) coaches said that I could come in and compete early," Monroe commented. "They like how vocal I am on the field and said I can also help as a returner. The coaches are going to run a very aggressive defense and they said that I have good hips and good speed to play the position, but that I'm also physical and can play a lot of the bump and run they want to play."

The corner lists himself as a soft verbal to Texas A&M since he has taken visits to Georgia Tech and ASU and is planning to take visits to Utah and Nebraska this month, although he said he hasn't heard from the Huskers in a while.

"The (ASU) coaches wanted me to commit on-site and after my visit I like the school a lot," Monroe stated. "I am visiting Texas A&M this week so I can meet the new coaching staff there and I'm still considering them. So, I'm going to take my official visit to them and take it from there.

"I'm going to check out all my options before making a decision."


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