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BREAKING: Texas Tech football lands top rated grad transfer Eric Monroe

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The former #1 rated Safety in the 2016 class will be leaving LSU to play in west Texas.

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Just five months ago, Eric Monroe was celebrating his National Championship in New Orleans, today he has another reason to celebrate as he announced that he’s joining the fraternity that is Texas Tech football.

Back in 2016, Monroe was riding high, he had just won a different title as his North Shore Mustangs had won a Texas State Championship, was the highest ranked safety in the country and third highest ranked player in Texas and had just signed on to play at LSU. Unfortunately, Monroe found himself hidden on the depth chart and only playing as a special teams and rotational player the past two seasons.

Monroe will hope to get some much needed playing time in Texas Tech’s thin secondary. With Douglas Coleman graduating and Adrian Frye moving back to his natural cornerback position, safety has to be viewed as a weakness for the Red Raiders. Keith Patterson will be relying on Monroe’s championship pedigree along with veterans Thomas Leggett and Ja’Marcus Ingram to help improve a secondary that ranked dead last in in the Big 12 in passing defense.