Chase Monroe pretty much owns the record books at Davidson Day High School. He was named the state defensive player of the year by USA Today and the Charlotte Observer and is a three-time all-state selection. Monroe has 204 tackles in his senior season and finished his career with a whopping 597 stops, a school record. Winning Monroe's services was a tough victory for Wake, having to beat out West Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Monroe: "Something I love about the Deacs is that it’s big time football that is the closest to home. I also love the relationships I’ve made with everyone there — (defensive coordinator) coach (Mike) Elko, coach (Dave) Clawson. Pretty much everybody, including (linebackers) coach Clark Lea. We’re talking every day now, talking about his kids, my sisters, not even just football stuff. Something that is really appealing about Wake is their education. They’re one of the top schools in the country for business. Another thing is playing early. I know I have to earn everything, but just having the chance is what I’m looking for."
From Scout's Michael Clark: Monroe is a natural linebacker. He is instinctive and shows good anticipation. Monroe plays fast, but under control. He takes good angles when pursuing the football and tackles extremely well. Monroe is also a leader and has a high football I.Q. He needs to continue to add weight and get stronger, but will compete for playing time early at the next level and should develop into an impact player.