SIGNING DAY: Monquantae Gibson bio

RB Monquantae Gibson...

Monquantae Gibson, Running Back, 6-1, 195, Fr-HS, Louisville, Ky. (Moore)

One of the top running backs in the history of Kentucky high school football ... Four-year starter as a running back and defensive back at Moore HS in Louisville ... Led the state in rushing his senior season with 2,756 yards and 43 touchdowns ... Also led the state in scoring with 288 points ... Had an amazing performance against Shawnee HS when he rushed 25 times for 574 yards and nine touchdowns, the 574 yards is a single-game state record ... Led team to the second round of the state playoffs ... Runner-up for "Mr. Football" in Kentucky ... First-team all-state by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... On the "Class of the Commonwealth" list of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... All-South by the Orlando Sentinel ... Student Sports magazine named him All-Midwest as a multi-purpose player and the No. 2 prospect in Kentucky ... The No. 11 running back in the South by PrepStar ... Stellar career totals feature 851 carries for 6,741 yards, a 7.9-yard average, and 97 rushing touchdowns ... Had 110 total touchdowns and 696 points in high school ... Second in state history in total points and touchdowns and sixth in rushing yardage ... Leading rusher and scorer in Louisville high school history ... Third-team all-state as a junior when he rambled for 2,002 yards and led the state in scoring ... Three-year member of the all-district team and two years all-county ... Area player of the year as a senior and district player of the year his last two seasons ... Team's most valuable player for three seasons ... Coached by Jay Fulmer ... Played one year of basketball ... Two-year member of the baseball team and was all-district as a junior ... Member of the "Men of Quality" and Teens Against Tobacco Use school organizations ... A cousin, Cory Stroud, played defensive back for current UK assistant coach Wesley McGriff at Kentucky State University ... Chose Kentucky over Auburn, Miami (Ohio), Louisville, Louisiana State, and Tennessee ... Name is pronounced "mah-QUAN-tay," as the first "n" is silent.

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