February 19, 2012

Monday makes Sunday trip to Ohio State

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Ohio State hosted a pair of prospects from Georgia on an unofficial visit Sunday afternoon. Class of 2013 Fairburn (Ga.) Arlington Christian defensive back Demetrius Monday was one of those prospects and the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder came away impressed by his tour of the athletic facilities.

"Ohio State was real good, I enjoyed everything about it," he said. "We got to tour all of the facilities; the trophy case was pretty amazing with the tradition and all of that stuff. I really liked it a lot."

Though the visit was relatively short, Monday was able to speak with two representatives of Ohio State and is hoping to make it back to Columbus over the summer.

"We spoke with coach (Mark) Pantoni, he spoke with us for a little while and gave us the tour," he said. "We talked to coach Everett Withers, too. They wanted to see me at the camp. I'd definitely like to come back up for the Ohio State camp."

After checking out Ohio State, Monday also got a look at Cincinnati on his way home to Georgia and liked what the Bearcats had to offer.

"Cincinnati was awesome," he said. "It was a real good experience. The coaches were there waiting for us and they treated us like we were at home. They showed us all around and showed us the tradition; it was a real good school. I really liked that visit."

Monday was in Ohio for the Raw Talent Sports combine up in Cleveland where he was arguably the top performer after running a 4.52 40-yard dash and shutting down the opposing receivers in one-on-one's.

"I just wanted to come out and do my thing and shut down the best receivers they had," he said. "I just came to show out."

Monday is coming off an impressive junior season that saw him excel on both sides of the football, though he will be a defensive back at the next level.

"I had 40 tackles and I had four picks, I played both sides of the ball," he explained. "I had 19 (receiving) touchdowns."

Despite his production, Monday is still in search of his first offer but is hearing from several outstanding programs.

"No offers yet," he said. "Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, are all showing interest. Georgia and Tennessee have invited me to junior days. I went to UGA and they treated me real good, I was known down there from doing camps. Tennessee invited me to spring practices."

Three more unofficial visits are still looming on the horizon for Monday who hopes that his travels will lead to some offers.

"I've got a couple visits coming up," he said. "Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and South Carolina next week."


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