RawRecruit’s CEO, Kevin Monangai, founded our company in late 2016. Kevin is the firstborn of William and Gwendolyn Monangai’s three children. Kevin’s parents emigrated from Cameroon to the United States for college as teenagers and have been here ever since. Kevin attended high school at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, NJ, the oldest Catholic high school in the state. After a prolific football career as a Running Back at SHP, Kevin became the holder of every rushing record in the school’s 161-year history. Despite these accolades, Kevin’s recruiting journey was filled with uncertainty and doubt. Due to a third degree high ankle sprain suffered in Kevin’s junior season, all of his top colleges withdrew their interest. This led his family to turn to various recruiting services that all promised to increase Kevin’s exposure. Kevin’s parents’ lack of familiarity with the recruiting process and the absence of transparency offered by these recruiting services resulted in Kevin beginning his senior season with no college offers.
Thankfully, Kevin put together what became the best single-season performance by a Running Back in Seton Hall Prep’s history and one of the best in Essex County history. This performance afforded Kevin a full-ride scholarship to Villanova University, where he finished his college career as the Third All-Time Leading Rusher in the program’s 122-year history. After college, Kevin went on to play with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
Villanova University has given Kevin more than he could have hoped for in his academic, athletic and professional life. If there had been a service such as the one RawRecruit provides when Kevin was in high school, there is no telling how many more options of Villanova’s pedigree, or better, he would have had available to him. Fortunately for today and tomorrow's athletes, RawRecruit now exists and is here to take away the uncertainty and bring clarity to the recruiting process. As the old adage goes, "Where there is a will, there is a way." Here at RawRecruit, we give you the way. Just make sure you take advantage!!