The Auburn Tigers currently have one safety recruit committed in the 2014 class, and Derrick Moncrief is one of several four-star prospects in Auburn’s top 15 recruiting class. Moncrief committed to the Tigers in late spring, and he hasn’t looked back since. In fact, the commitment has seemed to only solidify, as he visited the Tigers in June, July, and last month for Auburn’s conference game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
AL.com’s Mike Herndon reports that Moncrief is fully committed to Auburn, and he said it himself. Moncrief also called his visit to Auburn for the Mississippi State game “amazing”, “It was amazing. It’s special every time I go there. I’m all the way committed with them — 100 percent.”
The 6’3″, 226 pound Alabama native is the top JUCO safety in the country, and he will give Auburn one of the best tacklers in the country. Moncrief does a terrific job against the run due to his size and ability to deliver big hits, but he is also good enough in coverage to make plenty of plays on the ball as well. As a junior, Moncrief picked off three passes and recorded 46 tackles.
Moncrief stars for a top JUCO program in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which also has another high-ranking Auburn commitment in blue-chip wideout D’haquille Williams. The four-star safety gave a positive commitment update on his five-star teammate, and this was needed following news that Williams scheduled visits to the LSU Tigers and USC Trojans. Moncrief stated that Williams is “all the way in” with Auburn.