Four star safety Jayden Monkey is planning a summer decision and the next step in his recruitment came on Saturday when he announced the top five.
St. Peter’s Prep Avenue in Jersey City (NJ) told 247Sports that the five schools still competing are Alabama, Michigan, Miami, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He will announce his selection on August 20.
This comes after Bonsu canceled an official visit to Texas, and the 6ft 2in, 205lb potential player is already making official visits to Miami, Michigan and Ohio.
The release of the top five comes as Bonsu prepares to compete at the Miami Legend’s Camp.
“Schools love his versatility because he can cover and also play against runners,” St. Peters coach Rich Hansen Jr. said. “He can line up in different places and be efficient.”
Bonsu was offered to Miami on January 3 and has since developed a strong relationship with the coaches.
His first trip to campus was for an official visit on June 3rd.
“I have to stay with the players, build relationships,” he said after the visit. “It was just great. This is my first time here, so everything is new to me. Coach (Mario) Cristobal has been talking a lot about how they plan to upgrade a lot of things and I’ve seen the plan for it and it looks great. Even this facility is great.”
The State of Ohio made the offer in early December, and Bonsu made an unofficial visit to the campus in March. He returned to campus over the weekend for an official visit.
“I love the atmosphere and culture of the school,” he said a few months ago.
There is an introduction to Ohio State and St. Peter’s Preparatory School. Cody Simonyoung midfielder, played at school.
“I know Cody had a lot of good things to say about Ohio State when (Bonsu) was there,” Hansen said.
Of the top five schools, Michigan offered the first. He proposed to Bonsu on October 8th.
Bons was offered Penn State in November and visited unofficially in January.
“The coaches care about their players and take training very seriously, which is very important to me,” he said.
In late February, Alabama proposed to Bons.
In April, Bonsu published a top 10 list that included all of his top five schools. The remaining five did not make the list: Texas, Oregon, USC, Oklahoma and Georgia.
Bonsu began his high school career at Hillside School (NJ) but moved to St. Peter’s Preparatory School for the junior season. He made 62 tackles, including 7 1/2 for a loss, in 12 games. He also had 2 1/2 sacks and intercepted two passes.