So as Monangai waits for the Scarlet Knights recruiting situation to unfold, he is checking his options with other schools as well.
"(Rutgers) Coach (Greg) Schiano called me and told me that they are really interested," Monangai said. "But with the way the season (went), they're still deciding what they're going to do with their running back situation, but he said I'm still in the running."
However, before a Rutgers offer could come Monangai's way, the situation with St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) five-star running back Savon Huggins needs to be clear, and that could take a while.
The Scarlet Knights will host Huggins on an official visit Jan. 21-23, and he may not make a decision until signing day.
"The last Division I-A school to come and visit me in school was Syracuse," Monangai said. "Rutgers just finished up its season, so maybe coach Schiano will be reaching out to me at the school."
Interest in Monangai increased drastically as an impressive senior season unfolded. He averaged 11.5 yards per carry while rushing for 2,266 yards and 32 touchdowns.
"With Boston College, it's pretty much the same over there," Monangai said. "I'm pretty much No. 2 on everybody's recruiting board. It's the way it is, and you have to accept it."
Monangai made an official visit to Central Michigan last week and has one scheduled to Fordham this weekend.
"(Central Michigan) was nice. I liked it a lot more than I expected," he said. "People are really nice and the football facilities are amazing. Tour campus and talk to players and talk to the coaches. They're looking for good running back to carry the ball.
"I'm going with an open mind (to Fordha). I don't know what to expect but I'm looking forward it."