Texas Tech has added a commitment from former LSU safety Eric Monroe as a graduate transfer. Monroe has one year of eligibility remaining.
The rising senior played in 29 games with one start at LSU, posting 21 tackles and a tackle for loss. However, Monroe ranked among the best players in the nation coming out of high school. The DCTF rankings slotted him as the No. 14 player in the state, while 247Sports ranked him as the No. 55 player nationally. Injuries played a part in limiting his full potential.
All Monroe has done at every level is win. He led Galena Park North Shore to the 2015 Texas state championship with a 21-14 win over Sam Ehlinger's Austin Westlake. Last season, he was part of LSU's undefeated national championship squad, which ranks among the most dominant champions ever.
Monroe's addition is a welcome one at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders made strides on defense, but must replace All-Big 12 safety Douglas Coleman and other contributors in the secondary. Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has been aggressive in turning to the graduate transfer market to shore up the roster.
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