Nolan Munroe has set some high goals for his college football career.
And, the Bishop Moore (Fla.) wide receiver believes he can achieve those goals playing for Army.
Munroe called wide receivers coach Aaron Smith, offensive coordinator Drew Thatcher, head coach Jeff Monken and recruiting coach Daryl Dixon Friday to let them know he would be wearing the Army black and gold.
“Playing receiver in this new (shotgun) offense is extremely exciting,” Munroe said. “It is an opportunity to be a part of something very special. My goal is to break many receiving records and to set the stage for the classes to follow.”
Munroe’s commitment was made over offers from Navy and Air Force. Munroe visited West Point last weekend and earned Class of 2024 wide receiver MVP award.
“After last week’s visit and camp, I felt like I 100 percent found my home,” Munroe said. “I connected with the coaches, players, and staff. After I committed, it felt like a dream come true. It has been a dream of mine to play Division I college football ever since I was a little kid. It feels so surreal and I cannot wait to play for West Point.”
Munroe has a built-in connection with Army 2023 Florida commits Noah Nixon and Sam Zagame, whom he met through speed training. He ran a 4.53 40-yard dash at Army camp. Munroe caught 31 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.
“When I talked to coach Thatcher, he told me that my size and my speed would really benefit his new dynamic offense,” said Munroe, who is 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds.
As for picking Army over Navy and Air Force, Munroe said, “Army showed me the most amount of love. They (Army coaches) would call me every chance they got to tell me how much they wanted me. They sent me countless graphics and invited me to every visit.”
There’s also a military connection in Munroe’s family. His uncle served in the 7th Infantry Division and was awarded the Green Beret.
“Not only am I committing to play football at West Point, I am also committed to the education and the culture of the academy,” Munroe said. “The top-notch education is very important to me and you can’t find that anywhere else.”
2024 Army commits (12)
TE Grayson Baker, 6-7, 242, Wachsett HS, Holden, Mass.: Other offers – Air Force.
DE-LB Will Brockmeier, 6-4, 215, Gulf Coast HS, Naples, Fla.: First offer – Army
QB Mikal Davis, 6-foot, 200, Imhotep Charter HS, Philadelphia, Pa.: First offer – Army
TE Bryce Jaworski, 6-4, 245, Wausau (Wisc.) West HS: Other offers – Air Force, Ohio
K-P Dawson Jones, Marvin Ridge HS, Waxhaw, N.C.
RB Jack Kayser, 5-8, 175, Westlake HS, Austin Texas: 2022 stats – 1,555 rushing yards, 27 TDs. First offer – Air Force. Other offers – Navy
OL-DL Greg Meidl, 6-4, 250, Mankato (Minn.) West HS
WR Nolan Munroe, 6-3, 180, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, Fla.: First offer – Army. Second offer – Nav\y. Other offers – Air Force. Class of 2024 wide receiver MVP at Army camp in June.
WR Brian Ray, 6-1, 200, Folsom (Calif.) HS: Army visit – June 9
QB Nehemiah Vann, 6-foot, 190, Seven Rivers Christian School, Lecanto, Fla.: Former Florida preferred, walk-on commit. Will play post-grad season at Feltrim Academy in Haines City, Fla. Threw 60 touchdowns with only five interceptions his junior and senior seasons at Seven Rivers.
TE Ryan Vanscoy, 6-4, 230, American Heritage HS, Delray Beach, Fla.: Other offers – Navy
LB Elijah Walton, 6-1, 200, Harlan HS, San Antonio, Texas: First offer – Army.