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ATH Monroe snags first offer

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Offer No. 1 has come in for Upper Marlboro (Md.) Frederick Douglass athlete Demory Monroe. The scholarship came from the Big East and may not be the only one for long.
"West Virginia has offered," Monroe's father, Don said. "He actually got the offer on Friday.
"He was shocked cause he didn't know that they were going to offer him. He didn't know West Virginia was looking at him. However, they monitored his tape on Youtube and talked to the DeMatha head coach who spoke highly of him and then his coach at Douglass and made the offer."
Monroe states he and his son plan to take a trip to Morgantown.
"We're going to visit West Virginia coming up," he said. "I talked to his recruiting coach yesterday and they want Demory down to see the school and get him acclimated to the education department and the football department."
While West Virginia is first, Monroe believes his son is close to getting another offer.
"Penn State is really looking at him," he said. "They plan to come down this week to see him work out. Auburn and Tennessee came by last Friday to see him.
"He's also getting interest from Temple, Duke, Boston College, Delaware and Virginia. He's been to Maryland a couple times too."
Does Monroe like anyone?
"He grew up a Michigan fanatic," he said. "He's a Ty Law and Tom Brady fan. He's been a Michigan fan since he was a little boy and Ohio is where my wife lives. He's also got family down in Alabama.
"He likes Virginia and Penn State too though."
According to Don, Monroe wants a few things in his future school.
"Education is No. 1, that is first and foremost," he said. "You may not be in the NFL for long and the way I look at football, you have to have something back you up after football in life. I know he wants to study sports management and be an agent himself one day."
Prior to transferring to Frederick Douglass, Monroe started for DeMatha.
"He is a shutdown type of corner, a very, very physical player," he said. "He's a bonafide cornerback, but can play safety, wide receiver, slot and running back."
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