Monroe Has Early Offers

Schools from all over the country are flocking to Reserve, Louisiana to check on cornerback Darion Monroe.

Reserve (LA) East Saint John cornerback Darion Monroe has already had a busy winter. So far, the 5-10, 175-pound cornerback prospect has two offers, with possibly more on the way.

"I just got offered by Texas A&M and Tulsa so far," Monroe said. "Alabama is showing interest so far."

Monroe pointed out that his offer from Tulsa came from Todd Graham's staff, and that he would likely be receiving an offer from Pittsburgh before too long.

"I haven't really (talked to Tulsa)," Monroe explained. "The coaches that offered me at Tulsa, they're at Pittsburgh."

Last week, on signing day, Pitt defensive backs coach Tony Gibson talked about the staff's goal of recruiting defensive backs who end up being successful in college, because of having the ball in their hands every time in high school. As a quarterback this past season, Monroe threw for 1,700 yards and rushed for another 700. He scored a total of 43 touchdowns, 23 of which he threw for, with another 20 that he rushed for. On defense, Monroe recorded two interceptions.

"Right now, everyone is projecting me as a corner," Monroe said. "Some schools are looking at me to play quarterback. Texas A&M said I can play defensive back. The receiver coach wants to coach me, so he doesn't mind. They also said I could be like a ‘Wildcat' quarterback." In addition to his impressive numbers as a junior in 2010, Monroe was an all-district honoree and Parish MVP.

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