West Virginia Again Delves Into North Carolina For Prospect
By Jeff Cobb
It didn’t take college coaches long to recognize the talent they saw in a particularly massive sophomore lineman from North Carolina.
2019 prospect Jacob Monk has caught a lot of coaches’ attention, including West Virginia’s Bruce Tall. And it makes sense. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder from Corinth Holders HS in Wendell, NC certainly has the bloodlines. His father is Stanley Monk, who played at Duke and was a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. In addition, his late uncle, Quincy Monk, played at UNC and in the NFL with the NY Giants and Houston.
The younger Monk told BlueGoldNews.com that he attended West Virginia’s elite One-Day Camp on June 22nd.
“Coach Tall offered me. He had emailed my coach saying that they were offering me a scholarship. My coach had called my dad to tell him about it,” Monk said. “I was pretty excited and surprised about receiving the offer. I really had no idea it would come so soon.”
Monk told us it was very early in the recruiting process and he has no favorites. At this point, he holds offers from the Mountaineers, NC State, UVA and his dad’s alma mater: Duke.
“Right now West Virginia – along with every other school that has offered me – is a player in my recruitment. I’m just excited and honored to have a chance to play at the next level,” Monk said. “Most of my offers I’ve been recruited to play offensive line but there are a few schools that are also recruiting me to play nose guard. West Virginia is looking at me as an offensive guard.”