(Full name: Paul James Monroe) ... Made the decision to get a jump-start on his Vol career by enrolling at UT in January, bypassing final semester of high school ? The move allowed Monroe the benefit of spring practice heading into his freshman campaign ? The largest member of the 2001 recruiting class, Paul used spring drills to refine overall skills and improve conditioning level ? Coach Marrone's evaluation: "Paul is just so young right now. He needs to spend a tremendous amount of time in the weight room, and I think we?ll see positive results from that when we hit the field this fall." ... Born: June 22, 1983.
HIGH SCHOOL - Named to PrepStar's Preseason All-Southeast Region team ... Selected as the state's Class 5A lineman of the year ... Listed on the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Top 25 and named to its 5A All-State team ... Played both offensive tackle positions in helping Sevier County to a 9-3 record and a berth in the state 5A playoffs ... In 1999, played a key role as Sevier County posted a 12-3 record and captured the 5A state title ... Coach at Sevier County High School: Steve Brewer.