LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Jalen Monrrow's decision to play college football at Cincinnati will be the latest stop on the Lafayette Jeff star's journey.
After moving to Lafayette from Chicago's west side, Jalen was convinced to join the Broncho football program by head coach Pat Shanley. Now he will be playing the game at college football's highest level.
"Overall I just felt like they can develop me the most. I watch many of they're games, and they get after the quarterback a lot," said Monrrow of the Bearcat football program. "I want to get to the quarterback as much as possible."
Monrrow recorded 55 tackles including seven for loss in 2019. He's been one of Shanley's best defensive players throughout the last three seasons. His commitment is about more than his talents on the football field though.
"I am going to need my mom, throughout life. She is very proud of me. She works 16 hours a day," said Monrrow. "So I think if I use my education and my football career, to get a better life for her, then that's best."
Cincinnati has won its last two bowl games, including a 38-6 win over Boston College in the 2020 Birmingham Bowl. Luke Fickell's team finished the year with an 11-3 record.