2014 quarterback Ronald Monroe checks in at 6-foot-4 195-pounds and runs a 4.5 flat in the forty. That's a check mark in the measurables box.
So far the athlete holds offers from Houston, Texas State and New Mexico State but has gotten interest from Iowa State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Boston College, BYU and at one point, SMU.
Monroe, who never received an offer from SMU, went to a Mustangs camp this summer where he got to meet coaches and showcase his arsenal. But Monroe says communication has died out between him and the staff after not hearing from them since last year.
"I was interested at first when I started getting letters from them," Monroe said. I used to tell my dad that SMU was contacting me and that I was really happy and stuff. When they started dying off I just was kind of like maybe they don't want me so the interest just got lost."
A school showing much mutual interest is an important thing to Monroe, who says he wants to go to a place where he feels comfortable and where he can compete for a chance to play.
"That's very important because if they want me and I don't want them when I get there I'm just going to be like ‘why'd I come to this school?'" Monroe said. "But if we both mutually want each other it will be a great connection when I get there."
Monroe has been working on his footwork and accuracy this summer when he isn't cutting grass out in the Texas heat for extra spending money. Monroe says that his coaches seem to think that this year will be a big one for him.
"I feel really good going into my senior year," Monroe said. "I feel that this could be one of our school's best years in school history."
During this offseason Monroe has devoted time to developing chemistry with his receiving core which he predicts will have a breakout year. The athlete, who passed for 1,881 yards, rushed for 281 yards and scored 21 touchdowns last season, says he plans to graduate only after his school's quarterback records have been shattered.
"I think the record for passing is somewhere in the 2000's," Monroe said. "I've got to throw for at least 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000."
Texas State and Houston are the schools that Monroe is most interested in at this point. Monroe says he really likes their coaching staffs and thinks he could fit into their system well. Monroe says although the top two schools he wishes to gain offers from at this point are Boston College and TCU, Iowa State might be the school closest to offering next.
Monroe will be visiting Texas State on Friday which is only a two hour drive away. Most of the schools interested in Monroe want him to play quarterback and some are interested in him as an athlete.
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