Kentucky isn’t exactly a hotbed for college football recruiting, but West Virginia head coach Neal Brown knows the importance.
2023 three-star cornerback Jeremiah Moore is from Louisville Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s used his Kentucky bond with WVU head coach Neal Brown to build a connection that other programs may not be able to offer.
“I could tell coach Brown knew exactly how hard it is to come out of the city of Louisville or even the state of Kentucky and become a high leveled successful football player,” Moore told WV Sports Now. “Given that conversation, I cannot wait to meet the other coaching staff of WVU.”
Brown was born in Louisville and went to high school an hour and a half away in Danville, Kentucky. He’s able to relate well with Monroe coming from Kentucky.
After a great conversation with Coach Brown, I am more than blessed to receive my 5th offer from West Virginia University🟡🔵!!@PTP_Sports @KYFUTURESTARS @LMHSCoachWolfe @DeriusJones101 @Bryan_Ault @WVUfootball pic.twitter.com/IiaG4cwHd8
— Jeremiah J2 Monroe (@monroe_j2) July 28, 2021
Monroe (6-foot-2, 150 pounds) has received offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Toledo and WVU. He received his WVU offer during a phone call with Brown, Brown serving as his main point of contact from Morgantown in the early days of his recruiting.
“I was more than blessed and excited because WVU is a stingy defense and has always been like that,” Monroe said. “I plan on going to one of their games this season if I can and also attending their camp next season.”
While Monroe isn’t too familiar with WVU, he does remember watching Tavon Austin while he wore Blue and Gold and watching WVU’s “stingy, lockdown defense.” Monroe feels as if he’s learned a lot by watching not just the defensive backs but the defense as a whole.
Brown and Monroe have talked about his potential fit in WVU’s defense, his versatility a key point in exciting Brown for the future.
“Well, coach Brown said he really liked how versatile I am being able to play both safety and corner, so personally, I think I would fit great in that defense,” Monroe said. “I am a real competitive player and even tho I’m not as big or strong enough right now, I can still come down and make a dominant tackle! Being on WVU’s defense would be scary, man.”
Monroe’s recruiting process still has some time until he’s going to be making a decision, but this summer has been important in setting his foundation. He’s attended camps at Kentucky, Louisville and Purdue — receiving offers from all three — and he’s turning his focus to his junior year.
With his mind returning to getting faster and stronger at Louisville Male, WVU has made an impression upon Monroe. The Mountaineers remain a contender to earn his commitment.
For sure,” Monroe said. “I feel like WVU is a great contender in advancing me to the next level, maybe even being a first- or second-rounder.”
According to 247Sports, Monroe is a high three-star recruit, ranking as the 32nd-rated cornerback in the class of 2023 and the fourth-rated recruit from Kentucky.