Auburn Safety Heading To OSU

We're well aware it has been rumored that former Auburn safety Derrick Moncrief was heading to Oklahoma State, and he even posted a message on his Twitter account to indicate he was transferring. Sunday evening we confirmed that he is in Stillwater and has been cleared to begin workouts with the Oklahoma State football team this summer.

The 6-2, 222-pound Moncrief (shown above wearing number 24 for the Tigers last season) will have to sit out the upcoming season and will have one season to play at Oklahoma State.

Moncrief was at Auburn for one season and played in all 13 games for the Tigers last season. He started one game against Mississippi and finished that game with six tackles and a fumble caused. He tied his best tackle total from that Mississippi game with six tackles against Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl. He finished the season with 24 total tackles and the one fumble caused.

A native of Prattville, Ala., he was a second team All-State player his senior season in high school and recorded 77 tackles and four interceptions. He started his college career at Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. where he had a 66 tackles and three interceptions over two seasons.

He made several junior college recruiting lists and All-American teams. He was majoring in public administration at Auburn.

One source at Oklahoma State said he looks like you would expect a safety coming out of the Southeastern Conference to look. Moncrief reportedly was moved this spring to a nickel/star-type position in the defense after playing a deep safety in the Tigers defense last season.

Auburn added former Florida head coach Will Muschamp as its defensive coordinator this off season. Muschamp and Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer are good friends.

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