Eugene Monroe, 6-6, 320, 5.3, OL, Plainfield
Eugene Monroe will only be a junior this fall but is already getting major attention from recruiters. Chris Melvin told me that he thinks that Monroe might already be the best offensive lineman in the state.
Rutgers, Maryland, UCLA, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Virginia, Boston College
"I would say that it would be Rutgers and Maryland. I like Iowa, also."
What is the most important thing that he would bring to a college team?
"I think that I bring leadership to a program. I work hard and I think that that encourages my team mates to work hard also."
What will be the most important factors determining his choice of a school?
"Probably it'll be how I'll fit in over a 4 or 5 year period. I'll be looking at how many programs the school has that deal with my major and how I get along with the coaching staff."
Where does he project at the next level?
"I'll probably project only at offensive line."
"Right now Rutgers if my favorite school. If I had to make a choice now it would be Rutgers. Rutgers was the first school to recruit me. I go to Rutgers a lot. I go to their practices. I go to their games. I really like the campus and the coaches are the best group of guys that I know."
Eugene was recently named the top junior in the State of New Jersey by Sporting news Magazine.
Last Season Stats
"I grade out at 85-95%. I had 43 pancake blocks last season."
Last Season Honors
"I was All County as a Sophomore."
Eugene has already been tabbed as the top prospect in the State of New Jersey for 2004 by the Sporting News.
Gene and team mate Dan Davis (recruited by Rutgers, Nebraska and others) have been regulars at Rutgers' practices.
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