Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood three-star defensive end Jacoby Monroe was one of the top prospects in Florida in the class of 2007.
However, things never got set straight academically and he is now having to take another path to Division I football, despite having scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida State, Florida, N.C. State and South Carolina.
"Jacoby Monroe has signed with Butler County and will be here to attend summer school," El Dorado (Kan.) Butler County C.C. football coach Troy Morrell said Tuesday morning. "We're really excited to have him here part of our program. We expect big things from him."
Monroe made major headlines last season when he made a commitment to Georgia Tech over all the national powers. But when his academics weren't in order and the Yellow Jackets backed away from him and other schools did the same thing.
"A lot of people are saying a lot of things," Monroe told Rivals.com on Oct. 10. "I am Jacoby Monroe so people talk about me more than I do. It's funny to me. There's no truth to it. The truth will come out sooner or later, that's how I see it. That's true every year. Your grades have to be good. I am scheduled to take the ACT in October or November. I know I'll pass the ACT."
It looks like things didn't work out to plan, and Monroe is heading to one of the top – if not the top – junior college program in the nation.
If he stays on track academically and athletically for the Grizzlies then look for him to be one of the top junior college targets coming out in the class of 2009.