Plainfield, N.J. offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has more than 30 offers already and they keep rolling in from top, top programs. So who leads for the 6-foot-7, 320-pounder?
"I don't have a leader anymore," said Monroe, who had been listing Maryland on top. "I told the Maryland coaches that the other day. There are too many schools offering to name one, so I have to start doing research on the universities themselves now and see what I can get out of things besides just football."
Monroe recently received offers from Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan and some other name schools.
"It's flattering, all the attention," he said. "I was told things would get a bit crazy and it's starting now. Michigan was the first school to swing past my high school and there could be as many as 40 others I guess. I really need to narrow things down after May."
Monroe lists Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Miami, Florida State, Michigan and Michigan State as eight schools he is very interested in. However, he's not shutting out anyone.
"New schools come into the picture every day," he said. "LSU just called my coach and said they are sending an offer. I want a school that will provide me the best experience overall when it comes to football and academics. I have a lot of research to do."
Monroe should have plenty of time to sit and research things this Spring and Summer.
"The only camp I'm going to is the Elite College Combine at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on May 5," he said. "I am not going to any NIKE Camps and I won't be going to any summer camps."
There has been talk of Monroe graduating early and enrolling at a school in January of 2005.
"I'd like to, but we'll see," he said. "That's still a long way away."