Detroit Crockett wide receiver Tyree Monroe has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, but the 5-11, 170-pound prospect is not sitting around and waiting. Monroe has been working on multiple fronts to generate offer-level attention from college coaches.
Monroe just completed his highlight film from his junior season and sent that out to college coaches in the last week. He also traveled with the Maximum Exposure 7-on-7 team to New Jersey for a tournament that matched him up with some of the top receivers on the East Coast. Coaches from the Maximum Exposure team cited Monroe as one of their top performers, and their go-to receiver in the red zone.
"I think my overall performance was pretty good in New Jersey," Monroe said. "I played my part, helped my team out and whatever was thrown my way I caught. I worked on my inside routes and quick release."
Several schools are already aware of Monroe and recruiting the Detroit area prospect, but he wants to maximize his exposure by giving college coaches opportunities to see him in action.
"Regularly I am hearing from Northern Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Iowa and a couple more schools in the Midwest," Monroe said. "My whole game plan is to camp hard and go where they are not recruiting me that much… maybe bring home some SEC offers."
Monroe and his Maximum Exposure teammates utilized their time in New Jersey to make an unofficial visit to Rutgers University two weekends ago.
"I made a little connection with the wide receiver coach, P.J. Fleck," Monroe said. "I talked to him today and he was talking to me about taking an official visit. I'm glad I had the opportunity to go down there because now Rutgers might be another school recruiting me."
The time spent on Rutgers' campus gave Monroe a new perspective on the Big East school.
"My eyes were never on Rutgers, but when they started showing me the facilities, that helped a lot," Monroe said. "The facilities were nice, and then they were showing me a lot of love. The feel they had was new and they were telling us that every other year they are going to be adding something new."
The next visit Monroe expects to take is to Northern Illinois for the Huskies' Junior Day later this month.
Monroe recently transferred to Crockett Tech after playing his junior season at Madison Heights Madison High. He doubled as a wide receiver and cornerback for Madison last fall, collecting 17 receptions for over 300 yards and four touchdowns while tallying 40 tackles, three interceptions and ten pass break ups on defense.