Vanderbilt wide receiver Ronald Monroe has left the program and will transfer, Jesse Johnson of Vandy247 reports.
The sophomore receiver had five catches for 17 yards in 10 appearances last year for the Commodores after redshirting his freshman year. The Houston, Texas native reportedly will transfer to Cisco College, a junior college closer to home where he will play with his twin brother.
Monroe was converted to wide receiver after a stellar high school career in Houston. Johnson reports his transfer is at least in part so Monroe can return to playing quarterback.
Monroe was one of the first recruits Derrick Mason brought in after taking over the job at Vanderbilt. The three-star athlete was a big get for the Commodores. It was an opportunity to bring in some much-needed athleticism.
His loss will also be something of a concern for the Commodores.
While Monroe did not make many receptions last year, depth is always something Vanderbilt has to be concerned about. And Monroe’s transfer is the second at wide receiver this offseason for the Commodores after Rashad Canty left. That leaves five returning scholarship players and three incoming freshman at the wide receiver position for Vanderbilt.
That is certainly not a lot of depth, and Vanderbilt has now lost four players from the 2014 recruiting class to transfer.