The state of Florida is loaded with players. This year it's more of the same in the sunshine state. One of the top players in the state is Dorian Munroe, a Safety at Coral Reef H.S. in Miami, FL. Dorian was one of a number of sunshine state stars that had a chance to visit Rutgers for the recent Greg Schiano Rutgers football camp held this past week.
We had a chance to catch up with the South Florida prospect to discuss his recruiting thus far and his New Jersey experience this past week.
"It was really good. I had a great time with the coaches," stated Dorian, referring to the two and one half days he spent on the Rutgers campus. "They're all young and they're all very enthusiastic and I like that a lot."
Dorian spent a significant time with coaches Demarest and Rizzi, with whom he has build a trusting relationship. "He's really enthusiastic. He's also a perfectionist, and I like that," said Dorian in reference to the Scarlet Knights defensive backs coach Chris Demarest.
Dorian is one of the top safeties in Dade county. As a junior he made 3rd team All-State in addition to leading the county in interceptions. Perhaps more impressive is this young man's versatility, which he displayed by scoring 10 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball. The young man is an athlete in every sense and more importantly is already a full academic qualifier.
To date Dorian has received 18 offers. Among the list of schools that have extended offers are Rutgers, Auburn, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Georgia, Kansas, UCF, and North Carolina State. "UM is talking to me," stated Dorian, but the Hurricanes have not offered.
Although Dorian stated that he remains open to everybody at this time, he came away very impressed from the Rutgers camp. "Out of all the facilities that I have seen, Rutgers had the best." At the camp, Dorian stated that he spent a significant part of his time with fellow Floridians Demetrius Morley, Damaso Munoz (Rutgers verbal commit), and Antone Smith. He recounted that Antone Smith, one of the top tailbacks in the country, also came away very impressed. "Antone [Smith], he's been to a lot more schools. He said these are the best facilities he's seen anywhere."
Dorian has already camped at the University of Miami, where he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, lifted off for a 35.7" vertical and was named the Defensive Camp MVP. At Rutgers he twice ran a 4.5 40-yard dash. He also plans on camping at Florida State.
Despite Dorian's enthusiasm with Rutgers he said he does plan to take all of his five official visits before making a commitment. However, what Rutgers fans want to know, is whether the Floridian star will be making Rutgers one of his official destinations. "Yes, probably Rutgers will be one of my visits."