The last time we had a chance to catch up with the stud Safety from Coral Reef, Dorian Munroe, he had just finished his camping experience at Rutgers. At an early summer University of Miami camp, 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.
At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Munroe possesses the type of football intangibles that make coaches salivate at the young prospect. With an uncanny ability to place himself in the right situation, Munroe led Dade County in picks this past year. After garnering third team All-State as a Junior in the talent rich state of Florida, is it any wonder Munroe is one of the most sought after defensive backs in the country?
With the camping season finished Munroe is focusing on his upcoming senior season at Coral Reef. "Recruiting is going pretty good. But now I'm just concentrating on the [upcoming] football season. This past week our team went to a camp. It's called Camp Bryant, after our coach, where we slept at school for three days with our entire football team. I'm expecting a District Championship this year. We have a lot of seniors, talented seniors, and we all expect a District Championship."
With an eye toward his senior season, the recruiting process, inexorably, continues. The Florida Gators have offered Munroe a written scholarship. While Miami has not, Munroe continues to stay in touch with the Hurricane staff. Most recently, Florida State extended a verbal scholarship offer.
Where does Rutgers fit in to Munroe's plans? Although initially impressed by Rutgers' campus and facilities, how have his feelings on the northern school changed?
"I like Rutgers a lot. I like the location because it's away from home. I used to live close to there so it's not a big adjustment. I'm also thinking about taking an official to Rutgers."
"The facilities at Rutgers, Wow, it is second to none. The best I have ever seen. It's better than the Dolphins facilities - it made the Dolphins facilities look like Pop Warner."
One of the more intriguing aspects of Munroe's attraction to Rutgers is none other than Defensive Backs Coach Chris Demarest. "I like it because he is really enthusiastic. But what I really like is that he demands perfection. I like coaches that work me hard during the off-season and during practices because that's the only way to get ready for games."
Besides the advantages offered by having a likeable coach like Coach Demarest on its side does Rutgers have another advantage when it comes to landing this top prospect's services? "Me and Damaso [Munoz], he is one of my close friends, so we talk. He just tells me how much he likes it up there."
Munroe is very close to his father, who frequents the New York City area from time to time. "Definitely my father will help me in making a decision. He knows a lot about the academic side of things from many of the schools. My head Coach also played at Florida State, so he has a very good idea about this process. And Ron Butler, my position coach will be instrumental on where I decide to go."
Not looking to commit any time soon, Munroe is still in the process of deciding on his five official visits. With three spots still left, it seems as though Rutgers is a likely candidate for his third official visit.
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