UM Inches Closer to Commitment

This talented prospect had some interesting news to share about Miami. Read on to get his thoughts on a conversation he had with UM coach Larry Coker last week and find out the other school on his list of two fianlists.

Two weeks ago, I posted an interview with Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. punter Brian Monroe and how he was ready to make a commitment to Miami, if offered.

It appears that time might be getting closer.

At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Monroe helped his team to an 8-2 regular season finish. He averaged 44 yards on 26 punts and connected on four field goals, with a long of 37 yards.

"We drew Ely in the first round," Monroe said. "We got them two years ago and played them pretty tough. They only beat us by a touchdown. They're a great team with a great running back. We need to be able to tackle him."

Monroe, a full academic qualifier, said he has narrowed his list of college choices down to two.

"I've got it down to just Miami and Florida State," he said. "I actually spoke to Coach Coker a few nights ago and I'm going down there for an unofficial visit two weeks from today (Sunday).":

Monroe talked about his phone conversation with Coker from the other night.

"We talked about how each of our seasons have been going," he said. "He wants me to come down and have a meeting in his office. He didn't say it, but I think it's going to be to offer me a scholarship. I know they like making offers to kids in person so I'm hoping that happens. That would be a dream come true."

So if the Hurricanes do offer Monroe in a couple weeks, will the talented punter make a commitment?

"I'd probably take the offer and commit," he said, "but I kinda want to see Florida State first. They were at my game on Friday and they're saying the same thing. So I might hold off on my commitment until I see FSU. After my unofficial visit to Miami, I'm going to set up something for my official visit there."

Monroe said he also plans on being at the Virginia Tech game as an unofficial visitor. He should be one of a few hundred recruits at that game.

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