Florida Standout Plans to Visit AU-KSU Game

This senior football prospect discusses Auburn, where he plans an official visit this weekend, plus his other top colleges.

Miami, Fla.--Coral Reef High School standout Malcolm Munroe's stock as a football prospect was on the rise during his junior year and that upward trend continues as he and his teammates prepare for their 2007 season opener.

The versatile two-way player says he again expects to line up at a variety of positions on the football field. A prospect who says he will likely be a linebacker at the college level, Munroe notes that is the position that he is being recruited to play by the Auburn coaching staff, which is bringing him to the AU campus on Saturday for an official visit as the Tigers open their season vs. Kansas State.

Two nights earlier, Munroe's Coral Reef team opens its regular season vs. American High School. "Last weekend we played a preseason game against Lakewood Ranch up near team Tampa and we won that game," says Munroe.

"I think we have a great team this year," he adds. "We have a lot of seniors who have been together for a while and all of the pieces look to be falling into place. Look out for Coral Reef to have a big season."

Munroe says he expects defensive end will be the spot where he plays the most snaps, but at times will line up at linebacker and as a defensive back as well as tight end on offense. "When people go three wides and spread out, I come off the line and play like an outside linebacker or a nickel back. Against teams with a really good receiver, I will play man on man coverage against him."

Munroe, who checks in at around 6-3, 205 to 210 pounds, has so many scholarship offers he has lost count now that the number has gone past 20.

"Recruiting is going well and I am working on my visits," he says. "I am going to Auburn this weekend for my official visit. I have one to Wisconsin set up for the weekend of Sept. 29th. I am going to Georgia Tech when they play Georgia. I plan on taking a visit to Louisville and one to South Carolina."

Commenting on the Tigers, Munroe says, "Auburn is a great school and the coaches have been there for a long time," he says. "Their head coach has been there a long time and he's a great coach. Last year Auburn was the only team to beat the Gators, last year's national champions."

Munroe adds that he is looking forward to checking out the Auburn campus. "I have never been there and have never been to the state of Alabama," he says.

Auburn's biggest competition looks to be coming from Georgia Tech. He plans to take an official visit to see the Yellow Jackets play the Georgia Bulldogs. "I like the location," he says. "Atlanta is a great city and the school has great academics. I think they offer the total package. I would say they are my number one school as of now."

Munroe is also considering an official visit to Louisville. "They have a great team and this year they have a chance to win the championship," he says. "Every year they recruit players from Florida and every year they are good.

Munroe is also considering an official visit to South Carolina. He says the Gamecocks "have an interesting scheme" that would fit his style as a potential outside linebacker and end who could line in a 4-3 and 3-4. "I think (Steve) Spurrier is a great coach," Munroe adds. "I also think the SEC is a great conference."

Another program on Munroe's radar is Wisconsin. "They are a perennial Big 10 power," he says. "This season they are ranked in the Top 10. They have great academics and I am looking forward to learning more about them."



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