Young Moncrief

North Little Rock wideout Brett Moncrief (6-4, 180, 4.49), who was on display at Saturday's FCA Combine, has Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas State as the four top teams he is interested in as he pursues a different sport than his famous dad Sidney.

LITTLE ROCK - When you are the son of one of the greatest Razorbacks of all time, it's normal for most University of Arkansas sports fans to hope you end up following in your dad's footsteps when it comes to choosing a college.

Even if you've chosen a different sport than Super Sid.

Former UA star Sidney Moncrief shined on the basketball court for Arkansas back in the 1970s, but it's the football field where his son Brett Moncrief (6-4, 180, 4.49) is making a name for himself.

"My dad has been a great dad and very supportive and owe a lot to him," said Moncrief , who was up for Arkansas' first Junior Day on Feb. 25th. "But he has also let me choose my own path and just helped me out a lot along the way."

Moncrief, who played at Little Rock Hall as a junior and has since transferred top North Little Rock has Arkansas along one of the schools on the younger Moncrief's list right now with front-running Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

"Those are the four schools that I am thinking abour right now," Moncrief said. "Right now I have Georgia Tech up top because of their great academics and also they have the most balanced offense of any of the teams that I am looking at right now."

Moncrief , who has yet to get an offer from any of that quartet, was one of the top prospects on hand for Saturday's FCA Combine at War Memorial Stadium.

He posted a 4.49 40-yard dash at Arkansas' camp last summer and ran a 4.7 on Saturday on a day when the surface was slippery.

"I thought I could have done better, but I know and the coaches know how fast I am and how I can get deep and beat cornerbacks," Moncrief said. "I think that is my biggest strength as a wide receiver and the fact that I rarely drop any passes thrown my way."

After the event was over, he said he was still definitely taking a look at his dad's old alma mater and was going to be watching the Razorbacks close this season.

"The fact that they are talking about throwing the ball more is exciting to me and will just see if that's how everything turns out," Moncrief said. "If that is truly what happens, it will make me a lot more interested in them."

Moncrief said it was a tough decision to leave Hall, but he thinks it was for the best and he is anxious to get spring practice underway on May 15th with all the aforementioned colleges set to stop by and see a workout.

He caught 20 passes for 421 yards for Hall last season in what was a run-oriented offense, but made the switch to NLR for the second semester.

"I think they are much more balanced at North Little Rock when it comes to run and pass and I am looking forward to playing for them next season," Moncrief said. "It's been great being over and working out with them and seeing what a team they are and how they all work together and work so hard."

Moncrief will play 7-on-7 with his new teammates this summer as well as attending camps at Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State.

Moncrief and wideout-tight end Phillip Dokes (6-6, 200) – a fellow D-1 prospect whose dad Phillip play college football at Oklahoma State - will give North Little Rock two very tall targets to get the ball to while junior-to-be tailback Tim Dunn gives the Charging Wildcats a big-time ground threat.

"I can't wait for the season," Moncrief said. "I think we are going to be very good and I am excited about playing football with these guys."

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