Playing football in the Lone Star State, no matter what school you suit up for on Friday nights, will typically earn you a little bit of extra recognition around school.
“People don’t really recognize me as being a Klein Oak kid, but instead LSU fans will come up to me and recognize me as one of their commitments,” he laughed. “I was in McDonalds just the other day and a Tiger fan recognized me right away. He came up and we talked, and it was a pretty cool feeling.”
Muncie, who was recruited to LSU by former running backs coach Larry Porter, turned his senior season into a test-run of sorts. A longtime safety, Muncie was told by the LSU staff that he projected at linebacker at the collegiate level.
Though Klein Oak lined up in a 4-4 defense, which often allowed Muncie to move down from safety to an outside linebacker spot, the senior prospect made the position switch.
“I wanted to go ahead and get a feel for how outside linebacker was played,” he said. “I picked up a lot of tips on technique and got a better flow for the speed of things, so I would say it went pretty well.
“I had 89 tackles, 56 which were unassisted, an interception for a touchdown, three forced fumbles, two recoveries, four blocked field goals and four pass break ups. To finish the year and be honored with a selection into an All-American game, it was a strong season in my mind.”
In a short showing on offense, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect hauled in one catch for 17 yards. He added five kick returns for 86 yards, which gave him 213-all purpose yards on the season.
One of five LSU commitments selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 2, Muncie said that he hopes that the national spotlight gives he and his four future Tiger teammates a chance to show their potential.
“It is one of the biggest stages that there is for high school football players, so I want to make it count,” he said. “It is definitely a great opportunity for the LSU guys to get out there and represent; to let everyone know what the Tigers future is about.”
Muncie, who is academically qualified, said that he would not take visits elsewhere prior to signing day.