Plainfield (N.J.) offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has received 18 scholarship offers. Monroe, who many believe is the offensive line prospect in the nation, knows what he is looking for in a school. What schools is the dominating lineman looking at?
"I am looking at them all," joked the 6-foot-7, 330-pound earth-moving tackle who runs the 40-yard dash in 5.25. "I am interested in Miami, Michigan State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Boston College, Wisconsin, and Florida State. I am not eliminating any of the schools but those are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest.
Monroe, who 18 scholarship offers, said he is ready to focus on the offseason.
"I want to work on my bench press and get my max up to 400 pounds. My school has a good strength trainer and I want to work with him to help improve my speed and agility."
Monroe plans to attend many camps this summer.
"I want to do as many camps as I can. I want to continue to learn so that I can be the best player I can be."
What does Monroe look for in a school?
"I want to go to a school that is known for its academics. I also would like to go to a school with a program that either on the rise or is well established. I want to be where I am comfortable and have a nice balance with a social life."
Monroe has a 4.0 GPA and is scheduled to take his SAT in March.