Monday, October 24, 2016

WVU Offers Linebacker That Could “See Himself At WVU”

It’s that time of the year when college campus’ will be filled with recruits and campers from all across the country showcasing their abilities. WVU held their annual 7 on 7 tournament this weekend for many local and traveling programs from all around the East coast. The Mountaineers extended an offer to one camper today in LB Chase Monroe.

Monroe, a 6’1 225 lb linebacker from Davidson Day (NC), has the looks and skill set of a linebacker that Tony Gibson likes in his defensive secondary. His tackling skills and ability to find the ball carrier is reminiscent¬†of Nick Kwiatkoski. Monroe had an impressive junior season where he recorded 83 tackles, 4 sacks, and 5 interceptions to lead Davidson Day to it’s first NCISAA Division 1 Championship.

During his visit this weekend, Monroe was impressed with many things. “The coaching staff was great this weekend. Coach Gibson and I got the chance to talk about how I would fit into the 3-3-5 scheme. He sees me playing any of the 3 linebacker schemes.”

It wasn’t just the coaching staff that stood out to Monroe. “I had a great tour of the facilities. The faciltiies were super impressive especially the weight room.”

Monroe is excited about the offer from WVU but is looking to build on his relationships from this weekend. “The offer means a lot to me since the school is close to home and is a big time football school that I could see myself at. I am very excited to get to know the coaching staff better and go through the recruiting process with them.”