Monk Closing In On A Decision

At 6'5" 230, Jarod Monk quarterbacked Wylie High School to the State Championship game. Now that his high school football career is over, Monk is devoting his time to find the right school for him for the next four years. He has narrowed down his visits, and plans to visit a couple of more schools. Read more inside.

Jarod Monk seems to possess the qualities that any leader of a football team must possess. Monk has the ability to successfully communicate, has the skill set to compete at a high level, and has an unselfish attitude. Monk quarterbacked his Wylie High School team to a state championship contest this season, and now looks to continue his football career on the collegiate level. Monk expressed that his list has been narrowed.

The Wylie athlete has narrowed his list to 4 schools: Baylor, TCU, UTEP, and Kansas State. He explains what he likes about each of them.

"UTEP is one of the first schools that started recruiting me. I went out there on an official visit, and it was real nice. It was real big, and the fans out there for the game were really into it. I liked that."

"Kansas State has the new coach there. I like the offense that he has going out there. The coaches out there are real friendly."

"TCU, if I go there, I would play tight end. I like how much they use their tight end, and how versatile he is to their offense." "Baylor has one of the best coaching staffs in the nation. They are coming up and are going to be real good for the next couple of years and might be able to get a national championship with them."

Monk explains that out of the final four schools, TCU and Baylor are slightly ahead because of his desire to go into the business field.

"I am probably going to get a business degree. Baylor and TCU have a real good opportunity to get a business degree there. I am kind of leaning towards them a little bit."

While quarterback was his main position in high school, Monk may be called upon to play tight end in college. Monk discusses the possible transition.

"I have no problem playing tight end on the next level. I have been talking to some coaches around here about it and they say that I have all the attributes to play tight end on the next level, and possibly even after that. It doesn't matter as long as I get to play."

With signing day about two months away, Monk talks about his visits.

"I have taken one to UTEP, and two unofficial to Kansas and Kansas State. I am about to take one to Baylor."

The talented athlete talks about the main factors that will go into his decision.

"My parents always stress academics. So, I got to look at academics first. The next thing would be how much playing time I am going to receive. How much I am going to get to play is the main thing."

Before Monk makes his way to a collegiate campus, he will finish out his prep career throwing the shot put and discus for Wylie in the Spring, as well as possibly suiting up for the Wylie varsity basketball team.

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