Eugene Monroe Monthly Journal
As a monthly feature, we will be bringing you recruiting journals from some of the best football players in the country. For this week's installment, Eugene Monroe will discuss some of his experiences over the past few months. You can expect another top recruit to provide us with a recruiting journal for the next three weeks. This should continue until National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Enjoy and as always, we treasure your feedback. Please e-mail me at Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: email@example.com to provide comments or ideas for additional features.
Eugene Monroe (OL, 6'6"-320lbs, 5.2 forty) from Plainfield H.S in Plainfield, New Jersey is arguably the best player in the state of New Jersey and one of the best offensive linemen in the country. Currently, he has over 20 written offers from schools across the nation. By the end of the May evaluation period, he will probably have well over 40 written offers along with numerous verbal offers.
Monroe has the ability to be a standout left tackle on the collegiate level. His 6'6" frame, long arms, and good footwork allows him to dominate the line of scrimmage. He is also an outstanding student who carries a 4.0 grade average in a honors curriculum, which makes him even more attractive to college recruiters.
My recruitment has been pretty smooth so far. The pace fastened a little bit these past couple of months. There was a period of learning, and getting familiar with schools. The worst part of the month was opening mail.
I moved in with my aunt, but all of my mail goes to my other house. My mother brings my mail to me every other week or so. She brought me a garbage bag full of mail. My mail goes to my house, and to my school. Certain days brought about ten or more letters from the same school. I got 11 letters from USC (Southern Cal) on one day, and like 10 or so from Indiana on another day. Reading the mail is interesting, but with so much, it becomes tiresome.
I've also been narrowing down some of the criteria that I will use for narrowing down my top choices. I think I'm going to look more closely at schools that I would go to if I weren't an athlete. I think this will help me find what I really want out of academics.
Recently though, I haven't talked to many schools. It's not because of an interest loss; its just that I haven t had the time. I've become interested in a few new schools though. Georgia, UNC, and V-tech. I get mail from all three of the schools. I finally took the SAT on March 27th, and I can not wait to get my scores. I don t want to jinx myself, so I won t say if I did good or bad. I'll get my scores on the 9th.
Nebraska is my most recent offer. I started looking at Nebraska last year when they recruited a teammate of mines (Daniel Davis). I wouldn't say I favor them as much as other schools, but that can change.
I d say Maryland is my favorite school right now. Aside from Rutgers and Virginia, I know the most about Maryland, and I'm very comfortable while I am there. It's a visually a nice place, as is UVA and RU and probably all of the schools. I got to see some of the people around the campus on junior, which allowed me to get a small glimpse of what the environment there is like. It wasn't too bad at all.
I ve just been lifting weights and running, speed training and such. I also do track, and the outdoor season is starting. I've gotten a hold to some more technique tapes, and I study the tapes with a former teammate (Robert Crudup, walking onto Rutgers). Things are going pretty well.
Highlights of Eugene Monroe
Donald "Big Dog"
Mike and the Big Dog LLC