"They came by the school and offered me in the spring," said Darion Monroe, describing his first contact with the Georgia Tech coaching staff. "That was the first time we talked, and it didn't really pick up until they found out that Coach Sherman got fired. That's when they sent Coach (Charles) Kelly to visit me."
Monroe says that he stays in touch with the Georgia Tech coaches , which has allowed him to build a strong relationship with his recruiting coach, Mike Sewak.
"Coach Sewak is a cool guy. He's a guy who tells you what they want and what abilities you need to have and he doesn't cut corner. He tells you like it is. If you can come in and play, then you will play. If not, you will be a backup."
Monroe was being recruited as a cornerback at Texas A&M, but the Tech coaches are interested in having him come to Atlanta as a quarterback.
"With their offense, they keep the ball. They barely punt the ball because it's a very patient offense, but very prolific. The way their offense is set up, you would think that an option quarterback gets hit a lot, but the way they run the option, you don't get hit that much. I could see myself in that offense."
Despite the upcoming visit to Atlanta, Monroe says that he is still committed to Texas A&M, although he is open to looking for better suitors.
"I'm still committed to A&M, but I'm still looking around. I'm looking to find a school that I like and that I could see myself playing at for four or five years."