Donte Moncrief hasn’t slowed down over the past month.
After he jumped 23 ½ feet to capture a state title in the long jump in early May, the Raleigh, Miss. native saw his scholarship total begin to rise.
The day he won State, Moncrief pulled in an Oklahoma offer.
Overtures from UCLA, Oklahoma State and Memphis followed shortly thereafter.
Next up: the ACC and SEC.
“I feel like Auburn and Florida State could be next,” he said. “They are both showing me a whole lot of attention. Arkansas just came into the picture as well, and I have talked with their coaches a little bit. All of them are likely on the verge of offering.
“I’m just happy that things are moving quickly before the summer.”
At 6-foot-3, 213-pounds, Moncrief’s only uncertainty with his recruitment comes down to which side of the football he will suit up on.
“Florida State really wants me on defense because they like my size and think I could make a great safety,” Moncrief said. “Auburn, Oklahoma and most the other schools like me as a wide receiver. The coaches all talk about my soft hands being a great attribute to go along with my size and speed. I’m pretty physical, too, which will help with either position I end up at.”
Without a preference, the three-star prospect isn’t shutting the door on any staff’s approach to his recruitment.
As for LSU, the work done by wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales has already secured the Tigers a visit.
“At the least, I am going to take an official visit for a game in the fall,” Moncrief said. “I really hope to make it to camp in July, because I feel like a strong camp performance would get me an offer. Coach Gonzales said that they are going to watch my film and then evaluate things more from there. Right now, I’m just excited that LSU is in the picture.”
While Moncrief grew up an Alabama fan, his allegiances during the recruitment process have been tossed out the window.
“Everyone’s on an even field,” he said. “There are no leaders. I like certain places more than others right now, but that’s only because I have seen some schools and haven’t gotten to see others. This weekend I’ll be visiting both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, and then I’m hoping to get to some other camps before my senior year. LSU’s second camp in July is definitely one I would like to make.”
While he has never visited Baton Rouge, the Magnolia State product isn’t a stranger to the game day experience that LSU offers.
“I love the atmosphere, and it’s one of the best I have heard about,” Moncrief said. “An offer would really mean a lot. Coach Gonzales seems like he wants me on as an athlete, and that would be perfectly fine. As long as they want me, it doesn’t matter.”