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Another big-time get for Coach Wells and Crew as they land another highly talented SEC transfer this time in Eric Monroe.
Monroe is 6 foot 180lbs Strong Safety from North Shore HS in Houston. While being recruited out of North Shore in 2016, Monroe was ranked as the #1 safety in his class and picked LSU over Texas A&M.
While in Baton Rouge, Monroe struggled to get on the field after sustaining an injury in his sophomore campaign. With the depth that LSU had in the secondary, Monroe was limited to a rotational role in the secondary and played a majority of his snaps on special teams.
With one year of eligibility left, look for Monroe to have a role for the Red Raiders similar to Douglas Coleman or Adrian Frye in 2019. A player that can do multiple things in their position group and be a “chess piece” for a Defensive Coordinator. Monroe is an athletic and versatile athlete that can play multiple positions in the secondary and can wreak havoc for opposing offenses. During his 3 years at LSU, he contributed 21 tackles, 2 PBU, and 1 TFL.
If Monroe can stay healthy, look for him to be the starting SS for the Red Raiders and be a key contributor in 2020.