An in-state program is the first to extend Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef linebacker Malcolm Munroe his first scholarship offer. Munroe, one of the top sleeper prospects in South Florida, talked about his offer, a recent trip to another in-state program and all of the schools that are involved with his recruitment.
Central Florida is the first school to offer the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder a scholarship.
"I called them and then I had to call them back on my house phone," he said. "My whole family was on speaker with my recruiter David Kelly and we were talking and having a conversation and he said that I had a full scholarship offer to the University of Central Florida."
Munroe was happy about the news.
"I'm really exited," he said. "I was really proud and relieved with all of the work I put in to know that it paid off with a scholarship."
Two weeks ago, Munroe made the trip up to Orlando for an unofficial visit to UCF.
"I liked everything, especially their indoor football facility," he said. "They are the only school in the state of Florida with an indoor facility. They are also building a brand new stadium on campus, so that's nice. The coaches there were nice, too."
This past weekend, Munroe traveled to Florida, where his brother Dorian Munroe plays, to check out the Gators.
"They said they really liked my film a lot and showed me a lot of love," he said. "They said they would further evaluate me after I go to their camp this summer."
Despite the offer from the Golden Knights, Munroe remains wide open with regards to his college choice.
"I have about 16 schools and everybody is even," he said.
UCF and the Gators, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Illinois, UConn, Indiana, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Florida and West Virginia all are in the hunt for Munroe's services.
"Everybody is up there, really," he said. "Most are waiting on my tape. LSU is waiting on my tape. Alabama is waiting on my tape, everybody."
Munroe was one of the better linebacker prospects in a loaded group at the Miami NIKE Camp on April 1 in Coral Gables, Fla.