South Florida Star Favors 2

One of the state's best defensive end prospects, this talented prospect says his phone has been ringing off the hook this month as college coaches from across the country are trying to land him. Find out who the two schools atop his list are and what he thinks about the Hurricanes right now.

At 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Carol City standout Eric Moncur and his teammates got off to a rough start in the season opener before recovering very nicely last week.

"Northwestern beat us," Moncur said. "Our defense was just on the field too much. We're young on offense and we couldn't get anything going. Then we played Palm Bay at their place and did much better."

Led by Moncur's outstanding play on defense, Carol City defeated Palm Bay by the score of 20-19 last week. It was the second straight game in which Moncur was very strong.

In addition to being one of the most talented players in the state at his position, Moncur is also a full academic qualifier now. That's another reason why he's being heavily recruited.

"I still like UM and Florida a lot," he said. "I'm really considering all three Florida schools plus N.C. State, Rutgers, and Georgia. That would be my top six right now. I couldn't really say which one leads right now because I still need to take my visits. I'll be setting those up for sometime after the season."

With both the Canes and Gators near the top of his list, Moncur also talked about the game between the two earlier this month.

"I watched it and it was a good game," he said. "I really wasn't rooting for either team because I like both Miami and Florida."

Moncur, who is getting recruiting phone calls every night, said he's been talking to UM defensive coordinator Randy Shannon.

"He's basically telling me that I'm doing a good job and to keep it up," he said. "He tells me to be a leader and all that kind of stuff."

Moncur and Carol City take on Miami Lakes this weekend. The talented defensive end has scholarship offers from all of his favorites.

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