"I would say right now Baylor is #1 and UTEP/TCU is #2. They are basically tied," reported Monk to BigPurpleNation.com on Wednesday night.
The quarterback has had another brilliant season under center. The senior, who threw for 1,500 yards last season, has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards with a 63.3% completion rate this year. Wylie is currently 8-2 and faces 5-5 Irving High in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.
"I couldn't of asked for a better season from my teammates. Everyone has really stepped it up this year. Our defense has played real good, our offense has played really good, and everyone has really bonded well."
Already improving from last year's performance, the Pirates and Monk know that they will have to be sharp to advance in the playoffs.
"We need to eliminate the stupid penalties and the stupid mistakes," said Monk. "If we play our football, we can beat anybody."
At 6'5, 240 pound, Monk is being recruited by most schools as an athlete. Currently TCU is recruiting the high school quarterback as a tight end. It is sometimes hard to convince high school quarterbacks to shift to another position, but for Monk the 2009 recruit seems open to it.
"I think it a very good possibility for me because of my size, speed, and strength," state Monk….Right now I don't know what I want to play more."
When asked to describe his game and his leadership qualities on the field, Monk responded, "I'm a very physical player and my size helps me with that. I'm not afraid to make decisions and stand by it. If I make mistakes I make mistakes."
Currently the senior is benching 320 pounds and squatting 420. His self reported forty-time is 4.67. Monk would like to major in Wildlife management or business. He reports good grades and will be getting his ACT and SAT scores back soon. At this time, he would like to make his college decision in January or February.
"I want a nice campus with good people around there. Also it will depend on how the academics fit into the athletic program."
Monk has not made it to a TCU game yet this season (Wylie has team meetings on Saturdays), but has seen the Horned Frogs play multiple times on television.
"They have looked pretty good and I know they need some help in the future. I think I could help them out with that."
Check back with BigPuprleNation.com for more Jarod Monk updates as they become available.