JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There are schools that seem to produce prospects every year. Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood has not traditionally been one of those schools, but under the leadership of Adam Geis is becoming one. The school has contained a Rivals 100 recruit the past two years and will likely have another one for 2007.
That player is defensive end Jacoby Monroe, who has already picked up verbal offers from Florida and Georgia Tech.
"He's just an unbelievable player," Sandalwood head coach Adam Geis said. "I guess really the only word to describe him is a freak. There were some coaches that watched our spring game, he made some plays he had no business making. After the game was over Urban Meyer asked me who he was and he said 'that kid has an offer right now."
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However, Monroe isn't the only Sandalwood prospect for the class of 2007. They have a pair of linebackers that are beginning to attract college interest as well, the first being Marquis Boone.
"I like to hit, I run to the ball and destroy the man with the ball," Boone said. "Wherever the ball is, I'm going to be there. I played safety a lot last year and it is very similar to outside linebacker. I do a good job of filling the alley and moving to the ball. Right now I am trying to work on getting bigger and stronger."
The 6-foot-210-pound Boone runs the 40-yard dash in approximately 4.55 seconds. For Boone, the attention he's getting doesn't come as a surprise.
"My teammates always told me that I would get recruited," Boone said. "I am already getting letters from Illinois and Cincinnati. It's an honor to be getting stuff this early, but I'm just trying to keep working hard and getting some more schools to look at me."