May 18, 2010

Miss. WR loves UA

With so many talented wide receivers in the South in the Class of 2011, it can be hard for some talented prospects to stand out. Raleigh (MS) wide out Donte Moncrief boasts blazing speed (4.45 forty) and impressive stats but is only just now beginning to receive attention from some of the top programs around the country.

"Oklahoma offered over the weekend, which was a really big deal for me," said Moncrief. "I feel like I'm starting to build some momentum and more and more schools are starting to notice me."

"Alabama is talking to me a lot right now. Coach (Bo) Davis told me about the Nike Combine in Tuscaloosa this weekend so I am heading down to that and I am also coming to the 7-on-7 camp this summer at Alabama as well. I feel like if I can make a good showing at those two events that it might be enough to get Alabama and maybe some other schools to offer me."

Landing an offer from the Crimson Tide might be enough to end the recruiting process for Moncrief, who is a lifelong Alabama fan.

"I've loved Alabama football since I was in the fourth grade. It would be my dream to play there. Julio Jones is probably my favorite player in college football and so much of what I do is trying to be like Julio and play with that same toughness and effort."

Moncrief, who stands at 6-foot-2, 203-pounds, said he believes the strength of his game lies in his toughness and his willingness to play physical.

"I am big and fast and I really see myself being able to play the same kind of role that Julio plays for Alabama now. My favorite routes are plants and post corners. I love to work the middle of the field."

The junior star plans to travel the country this summer to various camps and learn more about some of the schools that have offered him before settling on his five official visits for the fall.

"Right now, I haven't had a chance to see everyone's campus yet so I can't really give anybody an edge. It wouldn't be fair at this point. This summer, in addition to Alabama I will be going to camps at Oklahoma, UCLA and possibly Auburn so I will get a chance to see a few more campuses in person."

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