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Oh, Hello: S Ayron Monroe Commits to Penn State

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Just when you thought the dust was going to settle a bit...

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Ayron Monroe, ladies and gentlemen!

Stats:

Home/HS: Washington, DC/St. John's College

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 195 lbs

Recruited By: Charles Huff and Bob Shoop

Starz 'n Sheetz:

Stars: 3* across the board

Offer Sheet: Auburn, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Toledo, Virginia

Cinema:

Also check out Ayron on Hudl right here.

The Tale:

Monroe picked up his Penn State offer back on February 15, during Junior Day. After visiting the school again in both March and April, Monroe was put on commit watch by Penn State fans. If you're one who follows the Crystal Ball, Monroe's is enough to make any Maryland fan's blood boil. The Nittany Lions were making a push for Monroe's commitment, but that push became much more powerful right around April, as he named Penn State and Maryland as the schools who were fighting for his commitment the hardest. It became clear that Penn State was the choice for Monroe, and it had really just become a matter of waiting out the decision.

Outlook:

Monroe joins Jarvis Miller as the second safety commit in the 2015 class. However, Monroe would seem to have the ability to handle a cornerback spot as well, should the need arise. Monroe plays at an extremely fast pace, as he utilizes his elite speed (4.45 40 time) very well. He is a sure tackler who knows how to find his way to the ball.  He also knows what he's doing in coverage. Basically, Monroe is a very solid all around player, who has the potential to become a truly devastatingly effective safety, if he can continue to supplement his physical gifts.

Monroe is also a member of Prime Xample Elite DB training in the DC area. After losing the commitment of Troy Vincent Jr., it's nice to see Penn State reestablish their pipeline of sorts in the well-known training group. Monroe will be a redshirt candidate during his first season on campus, but with the depth in the secondary, anything could happen. His speed is also a tool that could earn him some early playing time as a gunner on special teams. He doesn't take plays off, which will surely earn him brownie points with Franklin and his staff.

Monroe's commitment also helps Franklin continue to cement his recruiting footprint in the state of Maryland. Terp meltdown in 3...2....

You can follow Monroe on twitter at @ay_ronnyron.

Monroe's commitment brings the class to 16.

Welcome to Penn State, Ayron!