Moncrief on Auburn Visit "It was amazing"

Junior college commitment Derrick Moncrief talks about his official visit to Auburn for the Iron Bowl.

Prattville, Ala.--Auburn safety commitment Derrick Moncrief decided to wait until the Iron Bowl to take his official visit and the junior college standout is glad he did. Watching as Chris Davis put the finishing touches on one of the greatest finishes in college football history, the 6-3, 218 Moncrief says he came close to joining the thousands of fans on the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"I attempted to, but I just backed off," Moncrief says. "It was pandemonium out there."

Paying close attention to Auburn‘s secondary and in particular safeties Ryan Smith and Jermaine Whitehead, Moncrief says everything surrounding the game was great for him and he can‘t wait to be a part of things on the Plains.

"It was amazing," Moncrief says. "Just the crowd, the environment, the tailgating, college gameday, everything was great. It was very special just watching how the defense worked and how the coaches never folded under pressure. They just kept fighting."

Graduating on Dec. 13 and planning to enroll at Auburn in January, Moncrief notes that he's excited about the possibilities for the Tigers moving forward as a program and also for him in the secondary.

He's also excited about being joined at Auburn by current teammate D'haquille Williams. Also visiting for the Iron Bowl and getting caught up in the moment like everyone else in attendance, Moncrief says there is no doubt in his mind the two will be following through with their plan to be roommates next season.

"We were just enjoying the time," Moncrief says. "I was just letting him feel the energy. He's in. War Eagle."


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